Special Issue “Urban Resilience and Sustainability—Assessment Tools”

A special issue of Sustainability (ISSN 2071-1050). This special issue belongs to the section “Sustainable Urban and Rural Development“.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 January 2025 

Dear Colleagues,

The continuous and uncontrolled urbanization of many cities contrasts with the need for sustainable and balanced urban development that ensures or enhances environmental quality and safeguards natural, cultural, and social capital. The overestimation of population growth and the realization of a surplus of unused housing units exceeding actual demand have highlighted the need for a reconfiguration of urban planning processes. The containment of building potentials in areas, curbing indiscriminate land use, urban regeneration interventions, and the enhancement of cultural heritage aimed at limiting the loss of the “identity” of places are all urban policies aimed at achieving the economic, environmental, and social sustainability of cities.

The focus of this Special Issue is specifically directed towards interventions for the restoration, enhancement, and/or replacement of existing building stock as short/long-term strategies for improving urban sustainability and city resilience. This Special Issue aims to gather contributions on potential tools for assessing urban sustainability and resilience, discussing to what extent they can be useful in the selection of strategies aimed at achieving them.

Research areas may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Urban sustainability assessment tools;
  • Strategies for reducing land consumption;
  • Enhancement and restoration of existing building heritage;
  • Urban regeneration;
  • Urban resilience and sustainability.

We look forward to receiving your contributions.

Prof. Dr. Benedetto Manganelli
Prof. Dr. Pierluigi Morano
Guest Editors

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