Special Issue "Urban Disaster and Recovery"
A special issue of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (1 June 2018).
Interests: sustainable planning and design; socio-economic assessments; disaster management and recovery planning; perception and behavior studies; institutional design
Interests: community resiliency; socio-ecological urban impacts; waterfront development; urban economic and real estate development; planned community
As the world rapidly urbanizes, and as extreme disasters become the norm rather than the exception, urban areas will experience significant adverse impacts to current and future development, infrastructure, and social systems. While urban environments may feel the greatest impacts from high levels of uncertainty, they also have the potential to be the working and living laboratories that will create the greatest ideas that can mitigate these disasters as well as building resilient and adaptive systems to lessen the severity of current and future consequences.
This Special Edition of the journal Urban Science asks urban planners, social scientists, engineers, and urban policy analysts to explore ways to make our cities more resilient to natural disasters. In this Special Issue, we will not make any claims or debate climate change, nor do we attempt to discuss how we got to this point. Rather, we are concerned with how urban environments are dealing with reducing the impacts of disasters and improving the processes for recovery and reconstruction in a resilient manner from a planning and policy perspective. Both theoretical and case study perspectives are welcome.
Possible topics include:
- How to reduce impacts and threats
- How to adapt and mitigate future shocks to the urban system
- Social dimensions and issues of equity in recovery
- Cascading effects of disasters
- How to improve response, recovery, and reconstruction
- Resilient urban systems and reducing vulnerability
- Case studies that show not only success but failures
- The role of institutional capacity
Abstract deadline: 15 February 2018
Fully paper deadline: 1 June 2018
Prof. Dr. David Pijawka
Dr. Stephen Buckman
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Urban Science is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- adaptive capacity
- hazard assessment
- social equity