Special Issue "Urban Resilience and One Health: Strategies for a Post-Pandemic Vision"

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

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Alessandro Miani
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Department of Environmental Science and Policy, University of Milan, via Celoria 10, 20133 Milano, Italy
Interests: urban resilience; primary prevention; indoor pollution; radon; planetary health; sustainability
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Dr. Prisco Piscitelli
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Euro Mediterranean Scientific Biomedical Institute (ISBEM), Via Reali di Bulgaria, Mesagne (Brindisi), Italy
Interests: epidemiology; preventive medicine; occupational medicine; environmental medicine; global health; air pollution; indoor pollution; radon; infectious diseases
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Dr. Rachel Hodgton
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International WELL Building Institute (IWBI), New York, NY, USA
Interests: people first places; green building
Dr. Saverio Mecca
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Department of Building Production, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
Interests: building process management; vernacular architecture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As de­fined by the European Commission, "One Health is an approach that recognizes that the health of people is closely connected to the health of animals and our shared environment". In addition to this, in 2015, the Rockefeller Foundation and The Lancet introduced the concept of “Planetary health”. Both concepts are rooted in the profound interdependence of human and natural systems and in the integration between planetary health and traditional environmental health. The One Health concept fosters a collaborative, multisectoral, transdisciplinary and multilevel approach to achieve optimal health and wellbeing outcomes recognizing the interconnections between people, animals, plants, and their shared environment. As a result, cities ­are themselves at the interface of many scales of engagement, activity, policymaking and intervention when dealing with the causes, treatment, and recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. The Special Issue aims at activating synergic dialogues among disciplinary researchers and cultural domains toward urban vision challenges addressing the theme of resilience and adaptive experiences promoted from academia, experts, NGOs, and communities. The conceptual framework is the One Health approach and the possible contribution to a sustainable development from the enhancement of urban resilience capacities. 

Articles aimed at activating dialogues and debate among experiences, research, and conceptual reframing able to investigate the interdependencies between urban resilience and One Health and to develop renovated urban visions in the perspective of sustainability are welcome. In particular, we expect articles addressing the following themes: interdependence of human and natural systems; urban ecosystem and One Health; One Health and urban resilience hybridization; sustainable architecture in the perspective of mitigation of climate change and better outdoor/indoor air quality; reduction of risks to human health related to radon, asbestos, chemical compounds, and particulate matter; reduction of the risk of infectious diseases transmission, including COVID-19.  

Dr. Alessandro Miani
Dr. Prisco Piscitelli
Dr. Rachel Hodgton
Dr. Saverio Mecca
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 papers will be 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. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 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 2300 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

  • urban resilience
  • primary prevention
  • indoor pollution
  • radon
  • planetary health
  • sustainability

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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