Special Issue "The Imbalances in the Urban Growth of 21st Century Cities: Case Studies, Innovative Approaches and New Emerging Phenomena"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2020).
Interests: urban planning; GIS analysis; socio-ecological systems; sustainability; territorial management; integrated coastal zone management; risk analysis & natural hazards
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Future Challenges in the Framework of Integrated and Sustainable Environmental Planning: Case Studies and Innovative Proposals
Special Issue in Forecasting: Innovative Approaches for Environmental and Natural Hazard Forecasting: Proposals from Theory to Practice
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Advances in Remote Sensing and GIS for Natural Hazards Assessment
Special Issue in Land: Challenges in the Framework for Integrated Approaches in Vulnerable Coastal Areas: Case Studies & Innovative Proposals
Currently, 55% of people in the world live in cities. According to the UN, this figure will increase to 68% in 2050. Human migration and the new economic models imposed by globalization are profoundly changing the physiognomy and configuration of our cities. Accelerated urban sprawl, suburbanization, gentrification, favelization, etc. are relatively recent phenomena that have been standardized in many of the main cities of the planet during the last few decades. Nevertheless, many medium-sized cities are currently experiencing phenomena of this nature as a result of imbalances in their urban growth patterns. This Special Issue seeks contributions involving relevant experiences and case studies, innovative frameworks, or new analysis methodologies in topics such as:
- imbalances in urban growth;
- urban sprawl processes in megacities;
- spatial analysis of city development patterns;
- uncontrolled urban phenomena (suburbanization, favelization, etc.);
- gentrification and new socioeconomic urban trends;
- rural–urban migration phenomena; and
- urban transformations related to new types of mass tourism (e.g. Airbnb).
Aguilar, A. G. Peri-urbanization, illegal settlements and environmental impact in Mexico City. Cities 2008, 25, 133 145
Arribas-Bel, D.; Nijkamp, P.; Scholten, H. Multidimensional urban sprawl in Europe: A self-organizing map approach. Comput. Environ. Urban Syst. 2011, 35, 263–275
Espina, J.M.; Mori, S.; Nomura, R. An Analysis of Environment Behavior Relationships towards the Design of a Local Mixed-used Street: Based on Behavior Settings of Belgium Street in Cebu City, Philippines. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3230.
Ewing, R. Is Los Angeles-Style Sprawl Desirable? J. Am. Plan. Assoc. 1997, 63, 107–126.
Do, D.T.; Mori, S.; Nomura, R. A Comparative Study of User Behaviors on Unimproved and Improved Street Spaces in Da Nang, Vietnam. Sustainability 2019, 11, 3457.
García-Ayllón, S. Rapid development as a factor of imbalance in urban growth of cities in Latin America: A perspective based on territorial indicators. Habitat Int. 2016, 58, 127-142
Garcia-Ayllon, S. Urban Transformations as an Indicator of Unsustainability in the P2P Mass Tourism Phenomenon: The Airbnb Case in Spain through Three Case Studies. Sustainability 2018, 10, 2933.
García-Ayllón, S. Retro-diagnosis methodology for land consumption analysis towards sustainable future scenarios: Application to a Mediterranean coastal area. J. Clean. Prod. 2018, 195, 1408–1421.
Garcia-Ayllon, S. Urban transformations as indicators of economic change in post-communist Eastern Europe: Territorial diagnosis through five case studies. Habitat Int. 2018, 71, 29-37
Sun, J.; Liu, L.; Müller, K.; Zander, P.; Ren, G.; Yin, G.; Hu, Y. Surplus or Deficit? Spatiotemporal Variations of the Supply, Demand, and Budget of Landscape Services and Landscape Multifunctionality in Suburban Shanghai, China. Sustainability 2018, 10, 3752.
Wang, Y.; Shaw, D.; Yuan, K. Gated Neighborhoods, Privatized Amenities and Fragmented Society: Evidence from Residential Experience and Implications for Urban Planning. Sustainability 2018, 10, 4301.
Dr. Salvador García-Ayllón Veintimilla
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. 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 1900 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.
- urban growth patterns
- megacity urbanization
- unbalanced urban sprawl
- smart city planning
- rural–urban migration
- territorial sustainability