Special Issue "Nature & Culture for Cities and Territories"
A special issue of Urban Science (ISSN 2413-8851).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2021).
Interests: urban geography; territorial development; sustainable spatial and urban planning; ecosystems thinking; eco-urbanism; urban design; built heritage; marine/maritime spatial planning; underwater cultural heritage
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Rich natural and cultural heritage is a defining element of place identity. It brings communities together and builds a shared understanding of the places we live in. It is also a very useful territorial resource, a key component of the territorial capital of cities and regions that can enhance social cohesion, employment, and economic growth, as well as stimulate place-based policies. The Special Issue will reflect on the place that cultural and natural heritage occupy both in our lives and for territorial development, as well as on the need to protect such unique values for future generations. It will be structured around the idea that nature and culture are an indivisible whole, meaning that natural and cultural heritage should be recognized, understood, planned, and managed together. This may also be a driver of the efficiency of place-based policies. In this context, the natural and cultural attractiveness of cities and territories, and the achievements of culturally and naturally creative cities, territories, nations, and industries can be addressed in this Special Issue. Nature- and culture-based solutions are often less costly, more resilient, and more effective in the long term; they can create jobs and economic growth; and they can promote the sustainability and frugality of cities and territories. Thus, papers on innovative nature- and culture-based solutions for cities and territories will be welcome. The Issue is mostly interested in presenting spatial strategies for built heritage and resilient traditional settlements.
Dr. Stella Sofia Kyvelou
Manuscript Submission Information
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- built heritage
- place-based policies
- urban and territorial attractiveness
- urban resilience