Special Issue "Rapid Urbanization and Healthy Cities under the Context of Climate Change"

A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601). This special issue belongs to the section "Environmental Science and Engineering".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 February 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Prof. Dr. Mingxing Chen
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Guest Editor
Key Lab of Regional Sustainable Development Modeling, Institute of Geographical Sciences and Natural Resource Research, Chinese Academy of Sciences, No.11, Datun Road, Chaoyang District, Beijing 100101, China
Interests: climate change and sustainable urbanization; China’s new-type urbanization; urban governance; land spatial planning
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Dr. Hua Zhang
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Assistant Guest Editor
Beijing Key Laboratory of Environmental Remote Sensing and Digital Cities, Faculty of Geographical Science, Beijing Normal University, No.19, Xinwai Avenue, Haidian District, Beijing 100875, China.
Interests: population and regional development; human migration; urban population; sustainable urbanization
Prof. Dr. Peng Jia
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Assistant Guest Editor
International Institute of Spatial Lifecourse Epidemiology (ISLE), Hong Kong, China
Interests: spatial lifecourse epidemiology; health geography; public health
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Climate change and large-scale urbanization, which have a complex relationship with one another, are continuously evolving and represent significant challenges facing the natural system and human society today. The assessment reports of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change provide clear facts and evidence that global climate change has a significant impact on urbanization and urban sustainable development, with an obviously increased urban risk and vulnerability. However, they are expected to continue to play an important role by mid-21st century in the context of rapid global urbanization and a growing large-scale urban population. Future populations are expected, on one hand, to face more a complex urban built environment exposure in the urban environment and, on the other, to be more vulnerable in many aspects than today’s urban population, facing health disparities due to their relatively weak socioeconomic background. Against this backdrop, it is urgent to improve cities’ risk response ability to create a supportive environment conducive to health and quality of life, thus meeting the demand of building a healthy city. To achieve this, we need to understand the impact of current climate change on cities and on their residents’ health in a timely, scientific, and accurate manner. Furthermore, we need to analyze the impacts of a complex exposure environment on the health of future populations in the context of urbanization, as well as the key elements of construction of a healthy city in the post-pandemic era for the development of urbanization and healthy city research, which will help to promote the realization of SDGs, together with scientific cognition in the frontier and cross-cutting fields of climate change and healthy cities. 

Prof. Dr. Mingxing Chen
Dr. Hua Zhang
Prof. Dr. Peng Jia
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • rapid urbanization and urban sprawl
  • climate change and urban risk of disaster
  • urban resilience and adaptation planning
  • healthy cities and healthy geography
  • sustainable urbanization
  • health disparities

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