Special Issues

Urban Science runs special issues to create collections of papers on specific topics. The aim is to build a community of authors and readers to discuss the latest research and develop new ideas and research directions. Special Issues are led by Guest Editors who are experts in the subject and oversee the editorial process for papers. Papers published in a Special Issue will be collected together on a dedicated page of the journal website. For any inquiries related to a Special Issue, please contact the Editorial Office.

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The Study of Urban Geography and City Planning submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 5 articles | Viewed by 11568
Keywords: urban geography; urban spaces; urban processes; urban dynamics; urban planning; city planning; right to the city; urban justice; sustainability
Walkable Metropolis: Opportunities and Challenges in the 21st Century submission deadline 30 Sep 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2671
Keywords: walkability; walkable; pedestrianism; pedestrian-oriented; active transportation
Deprived Area (Slum) Mapping submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2712 | Submission Open
Keywords: slum; informal settlement; data ecosystem; data needs; spatial data; Earth observation; big data; data integration; Global South; LMIC; SDG 11; localization of SDGs
Urban Water and Climate Challenges
edited by Yassine Ait Brahim and
submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1533 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate change; water stress; sustainability; urbanism; resilience-building; hydrological models; climate models
Remote Sensing for Urban Environment Analysis submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 624 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban remote sensing; urbanization; urban climate; urban land use and land cover; urban planning; urban ecology; urban heat island; urban green infrastructure; urban thermal environment; nighttime lights; impervious surface area; urban ecosystem service; urban morphology; land surface temperature; air temperature; smart city; city traffic; local climate zones; urban pollution; unmanned aerial vehicles
Sustainable Urban Transport: Energy Saving and Pollutant Emission Control
edited by , and
submission deadline 31 Oct 2023 | Viewed by 177 | Submission Open
Keywords: heavy-duty vehicle; emission; energy consumption; transportation infrastructure construction emission; energy-saving driving; modelling; vehicle charging facilities; intelligent networking and driverless vehicles; hybrid electric vehicles; carbon reduction; collaborative management; transportation and energy integration
Smart City and Well-Being submission deadline 26 Nov 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 1369 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban planning; urban health; environmental health; built environment; sport city; proximity and 15-minute city
Coastal Urban Dynamics under Climate Change submission deadline 30 Nov 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 6439 | Submission Open
Keywords: coastal city; urban dynamics; climate change; coastal hazards; sea-level change; vulnerability; adaptation; resilience; nature-based solutions; coastal protection; relocation; modelling; climate services
Rural–Urban Transformation and Regional Development in the Global South submission deadline 1 Dec 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 2069 | Submission Open
Keywords: rural– urban transformation; rural society; rural governance; rural revitalisation; rural transport; rural development; rural planning
Urban Environmental Pollution and Restoration
edited by , and Muhammad Aasim
submission deadline 1 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 178 | Submission Open
Keywords: pollution contamination; transport and transformation; risk assessment; ecosystem functions; eco-restoration
Contemporary Approaches to Practice Sustainability in Architecture and Urbanism submission deadline 11 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 184 | Submission Open
Keywords: architectural and environmental sustainability; urban morphology; city-regional studies: regeneration and urban renewal; architecture and urban aesthetics; architecture and technology: sustainable environmental design and technology; smart cities citizenship: experimental cities; digital rights; design and technology: building structures; healthy and productive economy; social justice and behavioural studies; affordable houses and sustainability approaches; equity in urban planning: gentrification; socio-economic resilience; sustainability and urban design; energy conservation; sustainability through urban identity; urban ecology: resilient landscapes; vernaculars: materials; architectures and landscapes; new urbanism sustainability approaches: housing and urban environments; urban transport planning; management; and strategies; urban sprawl sustainability approaches; salutogenic architecture; civil engineering
The Post-COVID Urbanism submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 8 articles | Viewed by 26461 | Submission Open
Keywords: urbanization; urban planning; urban design; COVID-19; post-COVID urbanism; pandemic; urban resilience; smart cities; sustainable recovery
Research Progress on Environment, Health and Growth: From Psychological Mechanism to Cultural, Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy in Urban Areas of Developing Countries
edited by
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 5 articles | Viewed by 12727 | Submission Open
Keywords: environmental literacy; culture tower; environmental culture; psychological impacts; economic costs; social costs; mindsponge – mindspongeconomics; public health; urban environment; public– private partnerships; urban policy; willingness to pay; contingent valuation
Future Urban Transport and Urban Real Estate submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 4 articles | Viewed by 8144 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban housing; informal housing; pandemic; work-from-home; e-commerce; PropTech
Urban Hydrology and Sustainable Water Management submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | 1 articles | Viewed by 717 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban hydrology; stormwater management; climate and landuse change; urban water infrastructures; uncertainty and modelling
New Advances in Urban Cultural Heritage Knowledge and Management submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 279 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban cultural heritage; HBIM (historic building information modelling); GIS (geographic information system) and HGIS (historic geographic information system); CIM (city information modelling); BIM-GIS integration; 3D reconstruction of urban cultural heritage; 3D building modeling/urban heritage documentation; digitization; conservation
Smart Geotechnical Systems for Urban and Rural Development
edited by , , Tongwei Zhang and
submission deadline 31 Dec 2023 | Viewed by 270 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban and rural development; smart geotechnical systems; unsaturated soil mechanics; hydro-mechanical properties
Renewable Energy Applications in Urban Areas submission deadline 31 Jan 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2085 | Submission Open
Keywords: renewable energy; smart cities; electrical power systems; environmental assessment; economic assessment; sustainability analysis
Sustainable Urban Development: Green Infrastructure, Built Environment and Construction Activities submission deadline 31 Jan 2024 | Viewed by 236 | Submission Open
Keywords: climate adaptation; ecological urbanism; green housing; sustainable built environment; green construction; sustainable urbanization; digital; urban green infrastructure
Assessing Urban Ecological Environment Protection
edited by
submission deadline 29 Feb 2024 | Viewed by 152 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban green space; wetlands; ecosystem services; urban development
Digital Citizenship Mediating Planning Participation and Space Appropriation submission deadline 15 Mar 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 5210 | Submission Open
Keywords: digital citizenship; digitally driven collaborative planning processes; digital media-art empowering people’ s participation; gender equality in active citizen participation; geo-participation; formalizing cocreation; e-Planning; inclusive urban planning; new ways of space appropriation based on technological immersion
Innovations in Land Resource and Environmental Governance for Future Cities
edited by
submission deadline 30 Mar 2024 | 1 articles | Viewed by 436 | Submission Open
Keywords: sustainable cities; land resource management; environmental management; sustainable development goals; land-use planning; green urban planning
Future of Urbanism in the Post-Pandemic World
edited by
submission deadline 30 Apr 2024 | Viewed by 522 | Submission Open
Keywords: urbanism; COVID-19; urban planning and design; post-pandemic world; smart cities
Intelligent Manufacturing Systems and Urban Eco Design submission deadline 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 115 | Submission Open
Keywords: intelligent manufacturing systems; smart manufacturing; digital twin; smart city; sustainability; Industry 4.0; robotics; cyber-physical production systems; cloud computing; Internet of Things (IoT); eco design; sustainable design; artificial intelligence (AI)
Water Resources Planning and Management in Cities
edited by
submission deadline 1 Jul 2024 | 2 articles | Viewed by 2856 | Submission Open
Keywords: decision making; water management; water planning; water allocation; water assessment
Exploring Urban Heat Islands: A Special Issue on the Environmental Impacts and Root Causes
edited by Md Golam Rabbani Fahad, , and Md Mahfuzer Rahman
submission deadline 1 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 295 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban heat island; climate change; heat stress; sustainable urban development; geospatial assessment; resiliency; vulnerability; machine learning; big data analytics; heat-related illness and mortality; built environment; green infrastructure and nature-based solutions
Efficient and Secure Communications in Smart Cities
edited by and Huan Wang
submission deadline 1 Jul 2024 | Viewed by 142 | Submission Open
Keywords: urban computing; tourism data management and analysis; spatial-temporal data fusion and mining; smart traffic; multi-party security computing; privacy preserving; machine learning for smart city; distributed/federated learning for smart city; wireless/mobile network communication; communication optimization
Urban Agenda submission deadline 30 Sep 2024 | 15 articles | Viewed by 26151 | Submission Open
Keywords: cities; rural areas; sustainability; sustainable development goals; landscaping; urban planning; rural planning; urban design; sustainable energy design; citizen health; citizenship and governance; environmental impact; new educational habits; smart cities; smart rural; mobility; IoT
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