Call for Papers
Special Issue on: “Interdisciplinary Approaches to Environmental Challenges for Urban Centres” Journal: Interdisciplinary Environmental Review
Deadline for submissions: January 19, 2015
Guest Editor: Shane Epting, University of North Texas, USA
Description: Rapid urbanisation requires managing resources and energy demands, addressing intensified inequalities, and mitigating the effects of climate change. Progressive urban design paradigms and the developing subfield, “Philosophy of the City,” offer insights into the nature of and solutions to such problems. The aim of this special issue is to examine theoretical and applied dimensions of urban issues. Topics of interest are open, but submissions should reveal new directions of agenda-setting research.
Suitable topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
Competing planning movements and environmental considerations
Environmental aspects of smart grids and cities
Beyond LEED certification
Material flows: management, measurements and assessment models
Environmental and public health impacts of public space: improving mobility, highway removal and repurposing projects
Shifting attitudes in sustainability and resilience thinking
The question of stewardship in urban planning
Ecological perspectives of planning without borders
Community participation in environmental disaster relief and rebuilding
The role of local government in resource allocation
Environmental responsibility in emerging participatory budgeting movements
Urban agriculture and food systems
Masterplanning and environmental determinism
Justice issues in resource distribution, pollution, waste management and transportation infrastructure
Notes for Prospective Authors:
Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. (N.B. Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written and if appropriate written permissions have been obtained from any copyright holders of the original paper).
All papers are refereed through a peer review process.
All papers must be submitted online. To submit a paper, please read our Submitting articles page (http://www.inderscience.com/info/inauthors/author_submit.php).
Important Dates: submission of manuscripts: 19 January, 2015