Sustainable Health and Quality of Life in Urban Areas

Call for paper Special Issue 
Sustainable Health and Quality of Life in Urban Areas

Guest Editors
Dr. Roberta Cocci Grifoni, Dr. Maria Federica Ottone, Dr. Rosalba D’Onofrio, Dr. Elio Trusiani
Deadline  31 October 2021

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Sustainable Health and Quality of Life in Urban Areas

Message from the Guest Editors
The concept of “urban health” and the role of urban design in the quality promotion of the cities’ living spaces has been present in the international debate for some decades, but only since the publication of the “New Urban Agenda” (WHO 2016), health has been defined as “one of the most effective markers of any city’s sustainable development”. Moreover, the pandemic emergency we are experiencing imposes even more compelling reflection on the relationship between health and the city, and on the role of research and city administration to understand what the city of the future will be like. Within this framework, the special issue wants to promote research methodologies and tools to deal with the effects of climate change on urban health and equity in assessing urban regeneration in healthy cities and limiting climate change effects on health and equity in urban contexts. It wants, also, identifying urban planning measures and tools that implement the climate change adaptation and mitigation actions concretely, avoiding too long times.

Message from the Editor-in-Chief
I encourage you to contribute a research or comprehensive review article for consideration for publication in Sustainability, an international Open Access journal which provides an advanced forum for research findings in areas related to sustainability and sustainable development. The journal publishes original research articles, reviews, conference proceedings (peer-reviewed full articles) and communications. I am confident you will find the journal contributes to enhancing understanding of sustainability and fostering initiatives and applications of sustainabilitybased measures and activities.

Editor-in-Chief Prof. Dr. Marc A. Rosen Faculty of Engineering and Applied Science, University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON L1G 0C5, Canada

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