Special Issue "Sustainable Urban Development"
A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 December 2014)
Prof. Dr. Steffen Lehmann
Sustainable Cities Research Theme Leader, Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCi), The University of Portsmouth, Portsmouth PO1 2DJ, United Kingdom
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Interests: green urbanism; climate change impact; high-performance architecture; energy-efficient cities
At the start of the 21st century, humanity is a predominantly urban species. This special issue is about the future of cities and how urbanisation will develop when based on principles of sustainability. It explores the underlying dimensions of the transformation of existing cities and the design of low carbon green precincts and their urban systems. The view of the papers presented in this special issue are holistic and take questions of social sustainability into account. The aim is to define a new agenda of change for sustainable urban development that can be transferred and replicated in other cities: urban solutions and success stories (case studies) to ensure we are all aware of the possibilities towards 'the urban future we want'.
Prof. Dr. Steffen Lehmann
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- High-performance low carbon precincts
- Integration of low carbon technologies into social/behavioural context
- Complex urban systems
- Resilient communities and sustainable consumption
- Urban microclimates