Special Issues

Urban Science runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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Nature-Positive Design and Development
edited by Janis Birkeland
submission deadline 28 Sep 2022 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2852
Keywords: Green building rating tools; Sustainable design tools; Sustainable development strategies; Net-positive design; Nature-positive development; Urban design; Social inclusion; Building assessment; Design review processes; Regenerative design
Coastal Urban Dynamics under Climate Change submission deadline 30 Sep 2022 | Viewed by 285
Keywords: coastal city; urban dynamics; climate change; coastal hazards; sea-level change; vulnerability; adaptation; resilience; nature-based solutions; coastal protection; relocation; modelling; climate services
Integrated Decision-Support Tools for Sustainable Cities
edited by Mark Roseland and
submission deadline 30 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 418
Keywords: urban sustainability; urban decision-making; sustainable community development; sustainable cities; sustainability tools; equitable urban processes; urban sustainability assessment; sustainability co-benefits; decision-support tools
Digital Citizenship Mediating Planning Participation and Space Appropriation submission deadline 30 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1651
Keywords: digital citizenship; digitally driven collaborative planning processes; digital media-art empowering people’ s participation; gender equality in active citizen participation; geo-participation; formalizing cocreation; e-Planning; inclusive urban planning; new ways of space appropriation based on technological immersion
Deprived Area (Slum) Mapping submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 534
Keywords: slum; informal settlement; data ecosystem; data needs; spatial data; Earth observation; big data; data integration; Global South; LMIC; SDG 11; localization of SDGs
Urban Landscapes Changes in Mediterranean Regions submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2263
Keywords: landscape; Mediterranean Territories; regional studies; planning; sustainability; territorial governance and management; urban planning
Urban Systems Design: Planning, Design, and Construction of Smart and Connected Communities
edited by Perry Pei-Ju Yang and
submission deadline 31 Oct 2022 | Viewed by 248
Keywords: urban systems design; urban sustainability; urban resilience; climate change and adaptation; planning support systems; smart technologies; sustainable buildings; smart mobility; future infrastructure systems
Sustainable Transformation in the Global South: Context-Driven Urban Design, Livelihoods and Development Challenges
edited by and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 6 articles | Viewed by 7638
Keywords: Climate change  ; Disaster management  ; Food security  ; Global partnerships  ; Global South  ; Livelihood  ; Post-COVID-19 challenges  ; Rural– urban development  ; Sustainable built environment  ; Sustainable Development Goals  ; Urban governance  ; Urban informality  ; Urbanisation; Waste management
Feature Papers in Urban Science
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | 3 articles | Viewed by 3753
Future Urban Transport and Urban Real Estate submission deadline 31 Dec 2022 | Viewed by 197
Keywords: urban housing; informal housing; pandemic; work-from-home; e-commerce; PropTech
The Post-COVID Urbanism submission deadline 1 Feb 2023 | 7 articles | Viewed by 10620
Keywords: urbanization; urban planning; urban design; COVID-19; post-COVID urbanism; pandemic; urban resilience; smart cities; sustainable recovery
The Implications of Human Mobility and Accessibility for Transportation and Livable Cities
edited by Thomas W. Sanchez and
submission deadline 28 Feb 2023 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2206
Keywords: human mobility; transport accessibility; livable cities
Data-Driven Smart Ecological Urbanism: Emerging Practices for Integrating the Three Dimensions of Sustainability
edited by
submission deadline 2 Mar 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1374
Keywords: eco-urbanism; smart urbanism; green urbanism; data-driven smart eco-urbanism; data-driven smart solutions; nature-based solutions; environmental sustainability; green technology; energy efficiency technology; sustainable materials; sustainable buildings; waste management; green infrastructure; ecological design; smart urban metabolism
New Advances in Urban Cultural Heritage Knowledge and Management
edited by and Cristiana Achille
submission deadline 31 Mar 2023 | Viewed by 5
Keywords: urban cultural heritage; HBIM (historic building information modelling); GIS (geographic information system) and HGIS (historic geographic information system); CIM (city information modelling); BIM-GIS integration; 3D reconstruction of urban cultural heritage; 3D building modeling/urban heritage documentation; digitization; conservation
Urban Climate Change Management and Society submission deadline 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 234
Keywords: urban air pollution and air quality observations; urban air pollution modelling; urban climate change; health risks of urban pollution; source apportionment of atmospheric pollutants; urban climate change and society; urban environmental monitoring; aerosol remote sensing
Future of Urbanism in the Post-Pandemic World
edited by Ajay Garde
submission deadline 31 May 2023 | Viewed by 122
Keywords: urbanism; COVID-19; urban planning and design; post-pandemic world; smart cities
Electrical and Computer Science Applications for Smart Cities
edited by , El-Sayed M. El-kenawy, and Marwa M. Eid
submission deadline 3 Aug 2023 | Viewed by 56
Keywords: smart cities; smart governance; urban growth; urban creativity; urban regeneration; machine learning; big data; Internet of Things (IoT); optimization; sustainability; swarm intelligence; urban and regional planning; technologies and humanities
Walkable Metropolis: Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | Viewed by 25
Keywords: walkability; walkable; pedestrianism; pedestrian-oriented; active transportation
Urban Hydrology and Sustainable Water Management
edited by Renji Remesan and Roshni Thendiyath
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 15
Keywords: urban hydrology; stormwater management; climate and landuse change; urban water infrastructures; uncertainty and modelling
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