Special Issue "Urban Sustainability Futures"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 April 2022.
The purpose of this Special Issue in the journal of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050) is to consider future ‘utopias’ for cities based on human impacts on the urban environment. Authors are asked to envision the optimal future relating to their areas of (urban) expertise and relate these to long-term (future) temporality. They are asked to contemplate the question: What would you change in the city if it helped to achieve sustainability? A wide range of topics can be encapsulated in this approach within the auspice of an integrated (environmental) sustainability. Other spatial scales can also be accommodated here based on multiscalar and integrated approaches; and cross-temporal approaches are also well-suited to this Special Issue. Submission types include original research articles (5000–7000 words) or comprehensive reviews (up to 8000–13,000 words).
Dr. Mary J. Thornbush
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 futures
- urban greening
- sustainable cities
- energy smart cities