Special Issue "Sustainable Tall Building Developments and the 21st Century City"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309). This special issue belongs to the section "Architectural Design, Urban Science, and Real Estate".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 17 October 2023 | Viewed by 361
Interests: tall buildings; ecological design; biomimicry; intelligent systems; smart skins; renewable energy; wood skyscraper; retrofitting skyscrapers; vertical farms; green roofs; security systems; ultra-high speed and regenerative energy elevators; social life; life cycle assessment; recycling; bio-degradable materials; sustainable high-rise development
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Special Issue in Buildings: Vertical Urbanism and Placemaking
Special Issue in Buildings: Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Special Issue in Buildings: Recent Advances in Sustainable Vertical Urbanism
Interests: tall buildings; urban habitat; sustainable tall buildings; sustainable cities; structural sustainability; structural systems; evolution of tall buildings; energy efficiency of buildings; architecture; urban design; earthquake-resistant design
Several catastrophic events, such as pandemics, earthquakes, fire incidents, and climate change, have threatened the sustainability thesis of tall buildings. However, recent developments in engineering and architecture have made it possible to construct towering structures that are progressively more solid, resilient, and reliable. The growing urban population, soaring land prices, the fight against urban sprawl, and the need for compact urban design all contribute to the increased verticality of cities in the 21st century. This Special Issue assembles divergent and controversial perspectives on this building typology and development, gathering diverse experiences from various geographic areas. It encourages submissions on the sustainability of tall structures from architectural, engineering, technology, or high-tech perspectives. Writers may focus on a single or all pillars of sustainability—social, economic, and environmental—as well as aspects of mobility and transportation, from historical, contemporary, or future perspectives. Contributors are urged to share their viewpoints, empirical data, experimental findings, and academic research.
Prof. Dr. Kheir Al-Kodmany
Prof. Dr. Mir M. Ali
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 submissions that pass pre-check are 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. Buildings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly 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 2600 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.
- vertical development
- urban sprawl
- engineering innovations
- architectural solutions
- financial feasibility
- urban design