Special Issue "Nature-Based Solutions to Mitigate the Effects of Climatic Changes"
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: 21 March 2024 | Viewed by 2689
Interests: climate resiliency of built environment; nature-based solutions; buildings’ decarbonization; climate change; urban heat islanding; urban flooding
Interests: energy-efficient buildings; nearly zero-energy buildings; energy storage; advanced materials; nanotechnologies; phase change materials; climate change; resilient buildings
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The growing frequency and cost of climatic disasters demonstrate the vulnerability of built infrastructure. Nature-based solutions (NBS) are being recommended to mitigate climatic impacts, such as extreme heat, causing urban heat islanding (UHI), and extreme precipitation, causing urban flooding (UF). NBS can manage and restore nature in order to enhance the resiliency of communities and built infrastructure. NBS tend to perform well across a wide range of conditions and can generate many co-benefits for adapting to a changing climate, such as carbon sequestration, water purification, green growth, the increased biodiversity of habitats, new or improved recreational facilities, mental well-being benefits, and job creation during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
As the Guest Editors for this Special Issue, entitled “Nature-Based Solutions to Mitigate the Effects of Climatic Changes”, we cordially invite you to submit your up-to-date articles related to this topic including, but not limited to, the following aspects:
- The climate resiliency of built environments;
- Nature-based solutions in built environments;
- Sustainability assessment at the building, community and city levels;
- Green technologies and smart cities;
- The decarbonization of buildings and communities;
- Net-zero energy and energy-efficient infrastructures;
- Mitigation strategies to lessen urban heat islanding (UHI) and urban flooding (UF) impacts;
- Adaptation techniques to decrease the UHI and UF in built environment.
Dr. Zahra Jandaghian
Prof. Dr. Umberto Berardi
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.
- climate resiliency of built environment
- nature-based solutions
- buildings’ decarbonization
- climate change
- urban heat islanding
- urban flooding
- mitigation strategies
- adaptation techniques
- energy efficiency
- net-zero energy buildings