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31 October 2020 – 31 January 2021

Towards A Sustainable Urban Planning for the Green Deal Era

an Open Access Journal by MDPI

Deadline 31 January 2021
INU 90 | Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica
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Call For Paper 

The Green Deal and the sustainability perspectives through which we look at cities and territories today highlight the complexity of the challenges that urban planning is facing. This complexity can be attributed to several factors.

Environmental challenges require us, on the one hand, to design responses to rapid and sudden events (such as the effects of climate change or pandemic events), increasing the quality of built and open spaces. On the other hand, they invite us to rethink the role of nature in the city through strategies that aim to increase urban resilience, improve the health of its inhabitants, guarantee food production, etc. Equally significant social challenges, moreover, urge us to rethink cities to make them accessible to all, especially socially vulnerable groups, allowing them to benefit from the services and resources of urban contexts.

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online 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. Sustainability  is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 1800 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.

Author Benefits

Open Access: free for readers, with article processing charges (APC) paid by authors or their institutions.
High visibility: indexed by the Science Citation Index Expanded and Social Sciences Citation Index (Web of Science), as well as Scopus and other databases.
Rapid Publication: manuscripts are peer-reviewed and a first decision provided to authors approximately 14.5 days after submission; acceptance to publication is undertaken in 2.9 days (median values for papers published in this journal in the first half of 2020).

Guest Editors

Prof. Dr. Paola Di Biagi
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa, 1, 34127 Trieste TS, Italy |

Dr. Sara Basso
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa, 1, 34127 Trieste TS, Italy |

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alessandra Marin
Department of Engineering and Architecture, University of Trieste, Piazzale Europa, 1, 34127 Trieste TS, Italy |

To know more about the call, please visit MDPI Special Issue WebPage

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Event schedule:

  • Start: 10-31-2020
  • End: 01-31-2021.