Special Issue "Sustainability Challenges for Medium-Size Urban Systems"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 September 2021).
Interests: Environmental economics, environmental sciences, empirical asset pricing, macroeconomic policies, macroeconomic fluctuations, quantitative monetary and financial history
Urbanization has substantial, complex and often irreversible impacts on the biosphere. The growth of urban ecosystems implies significant transformation and concentration of natural and environmental resources. At the same time, the shape and configuration of urban life are amongst the most important determinants of environmental stress.
Large urban systems very often aggregate small and medium-size cities that have peculiar environmental and socio-economic characteristics. On the other hand, natural and technological constraints, lack of homogeneity, economies of scale and agglomeration, networking effects and transportation costs all make environmental problems and their solutions more challenging than in conventional models that do not account for spatial and homogeneity issues. Therefore, studies in this Special Issue are expected to address the above issues and their implications. Research topics include, but are not exclusive to:
- Environmental and sustainability assessment
- Integrated analysis, measurement and management of risks and impacts
- Integrated ecologic-economic modelling at scales from local to regional to global
- Ecologically integrated technology
- Process modification for pollution prevention
- Economics of environmental management
- Study of environmental behaviour and responses to regulation
- Transport and fate of pollutants in the environment
- Sustainable agriculture and development
- Remediation of contaminated sites
- Improved energy efficiency
- Waste treatment and disposal
- Analysis of environmental policy
- Impact of climate change
Prof. Carmine Trecroci
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- integrated assessment
- environmental assessment
- policy, regulation and impact
- waste management
- water management
- air quality
- energy management