Special Issue "Research Progress on Environment, Health and Growth: From Psychological Mechanism to Cultural, Socio-Economic Analysis and Policy in Urban Areas of Developing Countries"
A special issue of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 December 2023 | Viewed by 12353
Developing countries have seen rapid economic growth, but they have also faced unprecedented environmental challenges, including air pollution, water pollution, land pollution, waste pollution, etc. Take air pollution as an example. It is alarming that 99 percent of the world’s population breathes polluted air. Air pollution is deemed a “quiet killer”, giving rise to numerous consequences ranging from health and psychological impacts to economic and social costs. For example, air pollution annually causes roughly 7 million premature deaths and an economic loss of USD 8.1 trillion, accounting for 6.1% of the global GDP. Furthermore, it is worth noting that the urban population is projected to exceed two-thirds of the total global population by 2050, as urbanization exacerbates the air pollution problem, creating even more air pollution challenges for humankind in the long run.
Every new piece of information matters for scientific progress in air pollution assessment, policymaking, and public health protection. From this viewpoint, the goal/objective of this Special Issue (SI) of Urban Science is to keep communities, scholars, and policymakers informed on the research progress on air quality and human health. Specifically, this SI serves as a forum for advancing scientific understanding of environmental changes associated with air pollution and air quality, strategies and/or different measures that the public, particularly urban residents, can employ to lessen and/or mitigate unexpected impacts. I hope that the useful information and insightful findings presented by scholars in this SI can support or facilitate desirable urban environment policies that help, ultimately, increase human and societal wellbeing.
In this Special Issue, original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:
- Environment quality and pollution (i.e., air pollution, water pollution, land pollution, waste pollution, etc), as well as their various impacts and/or effects on human wellbeing;
- Socioeconomic effects of air pollution, such as population migration, the psychological process of migration intention, and/or productivity consequences of pollution-induced migration;
- Environmental literacy and environmental culture;
- Knowledge, attitude, practices, and/or strategies or measures used by urban residents to cope with air pollution;
- Environmental policy studies to improve air quality;
- Private and public partnerships for improved air quality;
- Psychological, economic, and social costs of air pollution before, during, and after the COVID-19 pandemic.
I look forward to receiving your contributions.
Dr. Quy Van Khuc
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- 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