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Special Issue "Green Roof and Sustainable Design for a Changing Climate"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2022) | Viewed by 628

Special Issue Editors

1. Centre for Ecology (cE3c), Evolution and Environmental Changes, Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Campo Grande, Edifício C2, Piso 5, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
2. Marine and Environmental Sciences Centre (MARE), Faculty of Sciences, University of Lisbon, Campo Grande, Edifício C2, Piso 5, 1749-016 Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: green roofs; bryophytes; plant physiology; ecotoxicology
CRETUS, Ecology Unit, Department of Functional Biology, Facultade de Bioloxía, Universidade de Santiago de Compostela, 15782 Santiago de Compostela, Spain
Interests: atmospheric pollution; bryophytes; ecotoxicology; environmental monitoring
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The objective of this Special Issue is to present advances and emerging approaches in the field of structural design of green roofs, ecological approaches, resource optimization techniques, spatial structures, materials technology, and other related themes. Our aim is to provide a forum for researchers across disciplines and various fields within the green roof architectural research.

The editors encourage the submission of studies that outline the general development of the main disciplines of green roof design and how to reach sustainability in a world with rapid climate change. Manuscripts regarding original research proposals and ideas are highly appreciated. Manuscripts containing summaries and surveys on research cooperation and future projects (such as those founded by national governments or others) are likewise appreciated, as they provide interesting information for a broad field of users. Articles discussing methodologies and reviews of the current state of knowledge, and opportunities for future research are also welcome. In particular, this issue intends to provide a forum for a productive exchange of ideas and interaction among diverse technical and scientific fields such as structural, architectural, materials science, as well as applied biology, ecology, and urban sciences.

This issue will publish high-quality reviews and research articles. There is no restriction on the length of the papers. Full experimental and methodological details, as applicable, must be provided, and the Special Issue will be published by the journal Sustainability. All submissions must adhere to the MDPI format requirements.

Dr. Ricardo da Cruz de Carvalho
Dr. Zulema Varela Río
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. 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.


  • green roofs
  • sustainability
  • climate change
  • native plant species

Published Papers

There is no accepted submissions to this special issue at this moment.
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