Special Issue “Resilient Cities and Land Take Effective Management through Sustainable Urban Planning Tools”

Buildings and Land Joint Special Issue

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 27 November 2023

Dear Colleagues,

The health emergency of COVID-19 after the occurrence of the subprime crisis of 2007 has highlighted the economic, social and environmental shortcomings of urban systems. The most difficult challenge of the 21st century is the ability to carry out effective interventions in cities to mitigate urban genetic anomalies (urban sprawl, urban sprinkling, etc.) and  avoid land consumption. It can be noted that, in this context, the active industrial sites subject to reclamation interventions, including the reconversion of plants and monitoring of the effects on health and the environment, which are of national interest and play a crucial role in the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the Agenda 2030. In particular, articles number 8, 9, 11 and 12 focus on ensuring sustainable models of industrialisation, production, consumption, urban development and economic growth.

Since the “Stockholm Conference” of 1972, the European Union has brought to the attention of the government the need to plan actions aimed at reducing the negative effects caused by impactful land use. The 17 SDGs of the 2030 Agenda,  the recent financial recovery instrument, “NextGenerationEU”, and the New Green Deal targets represent the current global effort developed by the European Union to improve the future of urban development. It is, therefore, imperative to pursue the efficient management of existing real estate assets and adequate regulation of the new building according to the maximization of the quality and extension of the green area, which is also in consideration of the current relevance of the ESG’s criteria (Environmental, Social and Governance).

The goal of this Special Issue is to collect papers (original research articles and review papers) to give insights on the assessment and evaluation frameworks concerning the risks of economic-financial, social, health and environmental issues generated by land consumption or industrial and production activities in the urban environment where both public and private subjects are involved.

This Special Issue welcomes manuscripts that link the following themes:

  • Health and environmental effects of industrial and production activities;
  • Cost-benefit analysis;
  • Brownfield redevelopment;
  • Indicators and indices-based systems;
  • Real estate evaluation models;
  • Geographic information systems;
  • Brownfield redevelopment;
  • Urban planning compensation schemes;
  • Sustainable building management;
  • Urban and land economics, transport economics;
  • COVID-19 effects on urban dynamics;
  • Resilient cities assessment;
  • Sustainable public-private partnerships.

We look forward to receiving your original research articles and reviews.

Call fof Papers (Buildings)  or (Land)

Dr. Debora Anelli
Prof. Dr. Pierluigi Morano
Dr. Marco Locurcio
Dr. Francesco Tajani
Guest Editors


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