Special Issue "Environmental Impacts on Urban Health and Well-Being—Sectoral Components towards Understanding the Urban System"
A special issue of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 May 2018).
Interests: meso- and microscale meteorology; scale interactions in the atmosphere; dynamics and chemistry in the micro-scale (e.g., urban areas, small valleys) and mesoscale (e.g., coastal areas, mountain ranges); interaction of atmosphere; ocean (incl. sea ice); biosphere and chemosphere; development of coupled models; model uncertainty; model evaluation; knowledge transfer (e.g., public domain models, guidelines for environmental impact studies)
Interests: urban political ecology; climate change and urban systems and environmental justice; globalization and crisis driven urban development with reference to European and South African cities
Interests: urban system modelling; urban climate; biometeorology; urban wellbeing; regional climate change; downscaling approaches; atmospheric modelling; mathematical modelling; coupling of model components
According to the conceptual model of von Szombathely et al. (2017), urban health and well-being depend on environmental stressors like urban meteorology, noise level, or air quality. As an independent and intervening sector, the morphology of a city, like the distribution of urban blue and green spaces and the infrastructure, has to be taken into account. Furthermore, urban society, in its socio-economic diversity, is as relevant as individual living and working conditions in cities. All four sectors are interrelated, resulting in a unique condition that impacts health and well-being of urban dwellers. While a great deal of sectoral knowledge has been published, the development of models and methodologies to quantitatively describe single and combined impacts of the urban system on health and well-being is still beginning.
This Special Issue shall cover publications on tools, methodologies and analyses results of all four sectors that result in a quantitative description of sectoral and multi-sectoral impacts on urban health and urban well-being. Since the sectoral impacts differ for different cities, this Special Issue focuses on intermediate sized cities of the global North (1 to 4 Million inhabitants).
Von Szombathely, M.; Albrecht, M.; Antanaskovic, D.; Augustin, J.; Augustin, M.; Bechtel, B.; Bürk, T.; Fischereit, J.; Grawe, D.; Hoffmann, P.; Kaveckis, G.; Krefis, A.C.; Oßenbrügge, J.; Scheffran, J.; Schlünzen, K.H. A Conceptual Modeling Approach to Health-Related Urban Well-Being. Urban Sci. 2017, 1, 17. doi:10.3390/urbansci1020017.
Prof. Dr. K. Heinke Schlünzen
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Oßenbrügge
Dr. Peter Hoffmann
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