Circular Economy in Smart Agriculture

A special issue of Smart Cities (ISSN 2624-6511). This special issue belongs to the section "Smart Urban Agriculture".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 15 January 2025 | Viewed by 183

Special Issue Editors

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Agri-Food and Environmental Economics Department, Bucharest University of Economic Studies, 010374 Bucharest, Romania
Interests: agricultural economics; agricultural competitiveness; agri-food value chain; sustainable development; sustainability

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Educational Sciences Department, University of Catania, Via Biblioteca 4, 95124 Catania, Italy
Interests: sustainable cities; local development; smart tourism; tourism geography; economic geography; food tourism
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

It is our pleasure to invite you to submit your work to the Special Issue "Circular Economy in Smart Agriculture". Submissions should cover the intersection of circular economy with smart agriculture to promote sustainability, leverage big data solutions for urban food supply chains, enhance efficiency and food security, and harness the competitiveness of urban agri-food value chains in all sustainability dimensions: societal, economic, and environmental. This Special Issue aims to empower impactful research on revealing the potential of smart technologies in adopting circular agricultural practices in urban areas, as well as explaining the importance of implementing circular solutions that facilitate the transition to sustainable agri-environmental systems.

Situated within a rapidly growing body of literature that is dedicated to the exploration of the synergies between circular economy, urban agriculture, and cutting-edge technology, this Special Issue contributes to the discourse by describing how circular economy models can be successfully integrated with smart agricultural technologies to address contemporary challenges in food production and logistics. Moreover, in this Special Issue, the spotlight is on exploring the applications of urban agriculture through the lens of circular economy principles. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that offer a comprehensive examination of how circular economy approaches can transform urban agriculture—covering waste management, resource use optimization, and the promotion of closed-loop systems, where resources are reused, recycled, or composted, efficiently minimizing waste and reducing the need for new resources.

Papers that solve original scientific problems in the field of circular economy in smart urban agriculture are invited. All types of papers, such as original research articles, opinions, and reviews, are welcome to be submitted to this Special Issue.

Dr. Marius Constantin
Prof. Dr. Donatella Privitera
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at 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. Smart Cities 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 2000 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.


  • sustainability
  • smart technologies
  • food supply chain
  • urban agriculture
  • food security
  • big data
  • circular solutions
  • climate-smart agriculture

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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