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Urban Management Based on the Concept of Sustainable Development–Second Edition

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section "Social Ecology and Sustainability".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2024 | Viewed by 1046

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School of Water and Environment, Chang’an University, Xi'an 710054, China
Interests: urban flood; flood management; hydrological modeling; water quality analysis; statistical analysis; sustainable water resource management; ecohydrology
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School of Water and Environment, Chang’an University, Xi'an 710054, China
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School of Water and Environment, Chang’an University, Xi'an 710054, China
Interests: nanomaterials; wastewater treatment; photocatalysis
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Dear Colleagues,

This Special Issue is a continuation of a former Special Issue, “Urban Management Based on the Concept of Sustainable Development”.

The rapid development of the social economy and urbanization has led to large-scale urban expansion, which has destroyed the original hydrological environment and reduced the bearing capacity of the urban ecosystem to cope with various natural disasters, so that many cities are faced with frequent flooding, water loss, ecological environment imbalance, and other issues. Due to the continuous development of urbanization, impervious pavements and building roofs have been added, which further change the hydrological cycle of the city. This has led to the occurrence of urban flood disasters caused by the rainstorm season, which is harmful to the lives and property of the people. Based on the current problems of flood disaster and water resources, it is necessary to form a sustainable urban management strategy of rainwater utilization.

With the increase in the global urban population, the pressure of urban water resources will continue to rise. Therefore, urban management must be carried out under the concept of sustainable development in order to improve the shortage of water resources and mitigate the impact of flood and inundation disasters. In the process of urban management, we should promote the comprehensive utilization of rainwater and flood resources and the protection of the ecological environment under the concept of sustainable urban development, which can avoid the occurrence of flood disasters in the city, improve the utilization rate of water resources, and ensure the balanced development of urban ecology.

This Special Issue focuses on highlighting state-of-the-art research that promotes the concept of the sponge city in the process of urban management to reduce urban flood disasters and ensure sustainable development of the urban ecological environment, putting forward reasonable ideas for sponge city management and construction through numerical simulation. This Special Issue seeks articles that utilize approaches including, but not limited to, numerical simulation, empirical methods, and related methods using urban planning and management under sustainable development.

Prof. Dr. Pingping Luo
Prof. Dr. Van-Thanh-Van Nguyen
Prof. Dr. Quanhua Hou
Dr. Xiao Wei
Dr. Meimei Zhou
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Keywords

  • sponge city
  • rainwater resource utilization
  • urban planning
  • urban management
  • waste water treatment
  • sustainable water resource management

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Analysis of the Ongoing Effects of Disasters in Urbanization Process and Climate Change: China’s Floods and Droughts
by Yong Mu, Ying Li, Ran Yan, Pingping Luo, Zhe Liu, Yingying Sun, Shuangtao Wang, Wei Zhu and Xianbao Zha
Sustainability 2024, 16(1), 14; https://doi.org/10.3390/su16010014 - 19 Dec 2023
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Urban development and climate change have strengthened the possibility of floods and droughts in cities. In this study, we evaluated the influences of these disasters and related social damage in nine major basins during the past 50 years. Unusually, the following conclusions were [...] Read more.
Urban development and climate change have strengthened the possibility of floods and droughts in cities. In this study, we evaluated the influences of these disasters and related social damage in nine major basins during the past 50 years. Unusually, the following conclusions were drawn from the analysis of relevant indicators before and after urbanization: (1) agricultural loss area (flood), grain loss, and direct economic loss showed an upward trend, while other indicators showed the opposite. (2) Floods most often occur in the Yangtze River Basin (58, 26.2%), followed by the Liaohe River Basin (49, 22.2%), which is closely related to the topography and economic progress of the area. (3) The modified Mann–Kendall (MK) analysis results are consistent with the indicators trend. Finally, the regularity of the climate change and urbanization process is revealed by the migration of the standard deviation ellipse and the mean center of the four indicators. China needs to integrate urban water/drought policy development with sustainable urbanization policy development to cope with the changing natural and social environment and to minimize urban ecological risks. Full article
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