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Sustainable Cities and Society
https://www.journals.elsevier.com/sustainable-cities-and-society
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Elsevier
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2210-6707
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Call For Papers
Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS) is an international journal focusing on fundamental and applied research aimed at reducing the environmental and societal impact of cities. We encourage submission of cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary research in the areas of,

    Monitoring and improving air quality in built environment and cities (e.g., healthy built environment and air quality management).
    Clean energy sources (e.g., solar energy, wind, bio mass/ bio-gas, geothermal energy and hybrid sources), waste recycling in cities (reduce waste and recycle materials).
    Energy efficiency, low/ zero carbon buildings/ communities such holistic approaches to design and control; design, optimization and decision tools for low impact communities; modelling/ optimization of the energy performance of new and existing communities; development of new materials (e.g., high performance construction materials); and adaptation and resilience of buildings and cities to climate change (heat island, heat wave, water supply, and post occupancy evaluation).
    Distributed energy generation such as integration of micro-generation/ energy storage systems with building and community services and control of renewable energy devices, dynamic demand management: matching demands and supply.
    Urban design/ planning, regulations, legislation, certification, economics, policy, social, health and environmental impact related to sustainable and future cities.
    City transport (e.g., innovative and smart transport methods; health and societal impacts of future transportation).
    Water harvesting and management (development of appliances designed to minimize water use, water recycling and solar-powered systems), water treatment (emerging pollutants).
    Robust engineering for sustainable cities in developing countries that cuts across environmental, social, and behavioral topics.
    Big data in sustainable smart cities, from data integration to data mining, from knowledge discovery to knowledge visualization; machine learning and deep learning; heterogeneous information network mining; sensory data mining on Internet-of-Things (IoTs).
    Critical infrastructure protection in sustainable smart cities with the emphasis on security, privacy, and reliability of critical cyber-physical systems such as smart grids, water supply, transportation systems, broadband, etc. Research topics include but not limited to intrusion detection and prevention, vulnerability analysis, risk analysis and management, emergency management, dependability, survivability, and resilience of critical infrastructures, disaster recovery, etc..

We support a wide range of methodological and technical approaches including experimental, observational, monitoring and management studies and policy analysis. In addition to fundamental and applied papers, review articles on important developments will be considered. Special issues devoted to international conferences and major reports will be considered for publication as well.
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Special Issues
Special Issue on ENERSTOCK - Smart Energy Storage Solutions for Buildings and Cities
Submission Date: 2022-08-31

The special issue will cover the methodological, experimental, observational, monitoring, management policy analysing research work on topic of smart energy storage development for buildings and cities that will be presented at Enerstock conference in 2021 (https://www.enerstock2021.org/). The SCS-SI will include thermal energy storage, electrical energy storage, new and advanced materials for energy storage, storage applications of: power to gas, power to liquid, power to heat, development of energy storage components and related technical entities and energy storage related policies. Guest editors: Dr. Uroš (U.) Stritih University of Ljubljana Laboratory for Heating Email: uros.stritih@fs.uni-lj.si Dr. Halime Omur Paksoy Çukurova University Email: hopaksoy@cu.edu.tr Professor Mohamed El Mankibi Université de Lyon ENTPE Email: Mohamed.ELMANKIBI@entpe.fr Special issue information: Energy storage systems are an important segment of building energy systems, because they significantly contribute to energy efficiency of buildings. This special issue presents novel energy storage research from the aspect of material and system research inspired by the topics discussed on the 15th International Conference on Energy Storage ENERSTOCK. The central topics are thermal and electrical energy storage (material development and applications) as the governing types of energy storages. New and advanced storage materials (synthesis, characterization, testing for gas storage (hydrogen, methane, CO2), liquid storage (methanol, ethanol…)) may importantly contribute to overall performance of the storage in buildings and cities. Furthermore, the buildings may be applied the systems for power transformation to gas, liquid or heat. Nevertheless, the special issue welcomes also the studies on topic of climate and policy (economy, management, regulatory aspects, market models and climate change). ​Important Dates Submission deadline: August 31, 2022 Acceptance deadline: December 31, 2022 Manuscript submission information: The submission system will be open around one week before the first paper comes in. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “VSI: ENERSTOCK”. Please submit your manuscript before the submission deadline. All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles. Please see an example here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/science-of-the-total-environment/special-issue/10SWS2W7VVV Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and the link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal’s homepage. Learn more about the benefits of publishing in a special issue: https://www.elsevier.com/authors/submit-your-paper/special-issues Interested in becoming a guest editor? Discover the benefits of guest editing a special issue and the valuable contribution that you can make to your field: https://www.elsevier.com/editors/role-of-an-editor/guest-editors
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Special Issue on Low Carbon Technology Roadmaps for Carbon Neutrality in Building/Cities
Submission Date: 2022-12-30

This special issue is themed on the green and low carbon technology roadmap in buildings in the sustainable cities and society. Guest Editors Shuqin Chen, Ph.D Associate Professor College of Civil Engineering and Architecture, Zhejiang University Email: hn_csq@126.com Hiroshi Yoshino, Ph.D Professor emeritus Department of Architecture and Building Science, Tohoku University Email: yoshino@sabine.pln.archi.tohoku.ac.jp Wei Feng, Ph.D Research Scientist Building Technology Department, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) Email: WeiFeng@lbl.gov Jun Guan, Ph.D Associate professor School of Energy and Power Engineering, Nanjing University of Science and Technology Email: guanjun@njust.edu.cn Special issue information: Currently, global climate change is one of the greatest threats to human beings. In December 2020, the EU adopted the 2030 Climate Target Plan to ensure ‘carbon neutral’ by 2050. In September 2020, China said at the 75th session of General Assembly of the United Nations that it would adopt more effective policies and measures to peak CO2 emissions by 2030 and achieve ‘carbon neutral’ by 2060. The building sector consumes 36% of global end-use energy and contributes up to 39% of global greenhouse gas emission. Therefore, one of the important contents for sustainable cities and society is to establish both a technology roadmap and an implement path for the green and low carbon development of building industry to realize the final carbon neutral in the society. The existing research on green and low-carbon development in building industry of cities mainly focuses on two aspects: the first is the prediction models and methods to determine the energy consumption and carbon emission from the individual building, community, to the city and society perspective; the second is the green and low-carbon technology roadmaps and approaches bound by the building energy consumption intensity and carbon emission intensity. However, the sustainable development of building industry in cities is a complex and systematic project. Firstly, it requires to develop the prediction models of building energy consumption and carbon emission from the perspective of the overall strategy of resource, energy and environment, as well as the coordination among different sectors. Secondly, based on the control target of the total energy consumption during building operation and the total scale of different building types, the quantitative analysis model of energy consumption of various buildings should be established, and the upper limit of the energy intensity for each type of buildings needs to be given, also the technical route to achieve the control target should be proposed. Thirdly, according to the energy intensity indices of different types of buildings under the specific climatic conditions, the basic idea and technology about how to create appropriate indoor environment should be proposed. Finally, it is expected to put forward a technology roadmap about low carbon development, and the corresponding policy should be discussed by case studies. Above all, this special issue is themed on the green and low carbon technology roadmap in buildings in the sustainable cities and society, and it mainly focuses on, but is not limited to: The short-term, mid-term and long term prediction methods of the energy consumption and life cycle carbon emission. Indoor environment quality to be targeted in health and comfort in low carbon buildings. People's consciousness, demand and lifestyle related to energy consumption and indoor comfort with the time goes on. Technology development in the building sector for sustainable cities, and the dissemination. Roadmap about the low carbon building development sustainable cities and society, and the feasibility discussed by case studies. Policy making to realize the ‘carbon emission peak’ and ‘carbon neutral’. Manuscript submission information: Submission instructions The submission system will be open around one week before the first paper comes in. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type ‘VSI: Low Carbon Roadmaps’. Please submit your manuscript before the submission deadline. All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles. Please see an example here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/science-of-the-total-environment/special-issue/10SWS2W7VVV Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and the link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal’s homepage. Important Dates Submission deadline: Dec 30, 2022 Acceptance deadline: June 30, 2023 Learn more about the benefits of publishing in a special issue: https://www.elsevier.com/authors/submit-your-paper/special-issues Interested in becoming a guest editor? Discover the benefits of guest editing a special issue and the valuable contribution that you can make to your field: https://www.elsevier.com/editors/role-of-an-editor/guest-editors
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Special Issue on Sustainable City Design
Submission Date: 2023-03-31

The rapid progress of global urbanization, along with urban expansion and increasing urban population density, poses unprecedented challenges to the environment, energy/natural resources, and society. A series of urban related issues (e.g., air pollution, heat island) linked to the process of urbanization worldwide, need to be addressed. This calls for evolution in the fields of urban design, city planning and management. To further promote the development of sustainable cities and society towards multiple goals such as Health and Wellbeing, Carbon Neutrality, Urban Safety (e.g., Heat Stress Management), and Sustainability, solutions could emerge from the integration of digital and information-based methods, technologies and tools in the urban design process, e.g., modelling and simulation, Internet of Things (IoT), Big Data platforms, Artificial Intelligence (AI) etc. ​ This Special Issue aims to discuss the state-of-the-art, policies, regulations, economic challenges and prospects of advanced knowledge, technologies and methods for city design and development towards the creation of sustainable cities and society. Authors are encouraged to submit papers on the following topics: 1. Advanced tools and knowledge related to sustainable city/architecture design 2. Digital technologies/algorithms (e.g., AI, IoT and Big Data etc.) for city design, city planning and management 3. Sustainable city design towards safety, health, comfort, low carbon / zero carbon emissions and energy saving 4. Advanced modeling, simulation, analytical, digital and optimization methodologies for the sustainable design of urban environments, morphology and physical characteristics, such as wind, thermal, water and air pollution aspects. 5. Bridging the design scales among cities, communities and buildings 6. City design from the perspectives of social, economic, and cultural sustainability in cities and societies. Important Dates: Submission deadline: March 31, 2023 Acceptance deadline: July 31, 2023 Submission Instructions: The submission system will be open around one week before the first paper comes in. When submitting your manuscript please select the article type “VSI: Sus. City Design”. Please submit your manuscript before the submission deadline. All submissions deemed suitable to be sent for peer review will be reviewed by at least two independent reviewers. Once your manuscript is accepted, it will go into production, and will be simultaneously published in the current regular issue and pulled into the online Special Issue. Articles from this Special Issue will appear in different regular issues of the journal, though they will be clearly marked and branded as Special Issue articles. Please see an example here: https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/science-of-the-total-environment/special-issue/10SWS2W7VVV Please ensure you read the Guide for Authors before writing your manuscript. The Guide for Authors and the link to submit your manuscript is available on the Journal’s homepage. Guest Editor(s) contact details: Dr. Shi-Jie Cao School of Architecture, Southeast University, China Email: shijie_cao@seu.edu.cn Dr. Francesco Pilla Smart Cities & Urban Environment, University College Dublin, Ireland francesco.pilla@ucd.ie Dr. Mavrogianni, Anna Bartlett School Env, Energy & Resources, Faculty of the Built Environment, University College London, UK Email: a.mavrogianni@ucl.ac.uk Dr. Ming Hu Architecture Program,University of Maryland, USA Email: mhu2008@umd.edu Dr. Yuan Shi Department of Geography and Planning, University of Liverpool, UK Email: Yuan.Shi@liverpool.ac.uk Dr. Junqi Wang School of Architecture, Southeast University, China School of Environmental Science and Engineering, Suzhou University of Science and Technology, China Email: junqi_wang@seu.edu.cn
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