Special Issue "Smart City and Architecture in the Pandemic Era"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 March 2022.
The global lockdown of cities and countries and related quarantine due to the spread of the coronavirus pandemic have triggered a series of serious questions around the principle of cities and architecture. Conventional belief and expectations in respect of the functions and safety within the frame of a modern city and architecture in daily life have been affected. Simultaneously, this phenomenon is expected to initiate the evolution of the city and architecture. Thus, this Special Issue aims to gather insights and wisdom to relieve this never-before-experienced shock from the perspectives of academia and practitioners in the field of cities and architecture.
The areas of interest include but are not limited to:
Philosophy and concept:
- Smart cities and architecture for evolving issues, including the pandemic;
- Healthier infrastructure by introducing an innovative approach (e.g., biomimicry);
Best practices in the pandemic era:
- Policy and governance;
- Healthcare, logistics, education, and other fundamental functions;
- Intelligent operation of cities and buildings by introducing evolving technologies (e.g., AI, digital twins, sensors);
- Architectural design and environmental control to cope with the virus.
Prof. Dr. Ju Hyung Kim
Manuscript Submission Information
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- smart city
- smart home
- smart building
- sustainable city
- healthy architecture