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Challenges and Future Trends in Integrating Adaptation to Climate Change and Green Infrastructure in Planning Practice

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 12 July 2024 | Viewed by 234

Special Issue Editors


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Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: adaptation to climate change; landscape fragmentation; landscape planning; rural buildings; rural landscape analysis and planning; spatial planning; strategic environmental assessment; green infrastructure
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Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: adaptation to climate change; landscape fragmentation; landscape planning; rural buildings; rural landscape analysis and planning; spatial planning; strategic environmental assessment; green infrastructure
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Guest Editor
Department of Agricultural Sciences, University of Sassari, 07100 Sassari, Italy
Interests: adaptation to climate change; landscape fragmentation; landscape and spatial planning; rural buildings; rural landscape analysis and planning; strategic environmental assessment; green infrastructure
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In recent years, institutions and the scientific community have shown a growing interest in climate change, which has become relevant and worrying, as people’s lifestyles—as well as ecosystem balance—are affected by increasingly frequent floods and droughts.

In 2013, the European Commission adopted—and in 2021, updated—the strategy on adaptation to climate change (ACC), which aims to make European Member States more climate-resilient. This concept implies an increased capacity of human and natural systems to address severe and unexpected climate events while minimizing damage or maximizing benefits. The adequate promotion of sustainable ACC practice relies on efficient landscape and spatial planning systems. Spatial planning and green infrastructures (GIs) are recognized as key to facilitate ACC in various anthropized settings.

The Special Issue aims to collect contributions concerning ACC and GIs in the context of regional or subregional landscape and spatial planning, with a focus on the rural dimension. It will provide an international audience with an overall picture of the current innovations in research on ACC and GI planning, design, and guidelines to make rural landscapes more climate-resilient.

Authors are invited to submit original research articles concerning innovative approaches for (though not exclusively) the governance of ACC and GIs in rural contexts; ACC and GIs in rural landscapes; ACC and GIs in marginal areas (e.g., areas characterized by limited accessibility to essential services, affected by depopulation, etc.); ACC and GI guidelines; ACC and GI planning and design; and the integration of ACC and GIs in planning tools.

Dr. Antonio Ledda
Dr. Andrea De Montis
Dr. Vittorio Serra
Guest Editors

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. 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 2400 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.

Keywords

  • environmental sustainability
  • green infrastructures
  • landscape and spatial planning
  • environmental assessment
  • adaptation to climate change
  • rural landscapes and buildings
  • regional and sub-regional planning
  • marginal areas
  • inner areas

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