Special Issue "Healthy City Science: Citizens, Experts and Urban Governance"
A special issue of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2021.
Interests: urban health; environmental health; citizen science; climate justice; health in all policies; informal settlements and health
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Interests: urban health; systems science; health equity; clinical reasoning
More people are living in cities than at any other time in history, and there are both health advantages and risks from urbanization and urban life. While there is no one definition of a healthy city, we suggest that the 21st century challenges of rising economic inequality, increases in precarious work and living conditions, discrimination of the urban poor, climate change, drug-resistant infections, and the COVID-19 pandemic have all revealed that new and innovative approaches to cultivating healthy cities are needed. Importantly, 21st century healthy cities will need to take a systems approach, integrating people, technologies, and policies. This integrated approach will demand a new science for—and not just on—the city, but exactly what this will entail is still unclear. Methods from citizen science to urban health systems modeling may need to be integrated in new ways that also speak to urgent policy issues, such as adapting to the health and ecological impacts of climate change.
This Special Issue of Urban Science seeks papers that can help define the 21st century’s healthy and equitable city. This Special Issue seeks papers that address any number of the urban health science questions that can promote more healthy and equitable cities. We seek papers from practitioners, activists, and researchers, and are interested in descriptions of innovative practice and outcome-based studies. We are eager to include unrecognized voices and marginalized practices in urban sciences, including indigenous knowledge, community-based action research community mapping, and others. Fundamentally, we seek papers that aim to contribute to the new science for the healthy and equitable city and encourage submissions from small, medium, and mega city-regions around the world.
Prof. Jason Corburn
Prof. Saroj Jayasinghe
Prof. Dr. Franz W. Gatzweiler
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. Urban Science is an international peer-reviewed open access quarterly 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 1000 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 health
- healthy cities
- community health
- systems science