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Call for Contributions: Special Issue on “Urban Resilience and Urban Sustainability: From Research to Practice”

Guest Editors: Dr. Patricia Romero-Lankao, Dr. Olga Wilhelmi & Dr. Mary Hayden.

The question of how to change behaviors, infrastructures, cultures and institutions to move toward the creation of more sustainable and resilient cities has received increased attention among scholars, decision makers and global organizations (e.g., ICLEI, Rockefeller’s 100 Resilient Cities). However, while sustainability and resilience have become core issues for different strands of scholarship and communities of practice, strategies for bridging research and practice in our efforts to affect change towards more sustainable and resilient urban centers remain elusive. This special issue seeks to synthesize state-of the-art knowledge on theories and practices of urban sustainability and resilience. In particular, this special issue invites theoretical and empirical research articles that address the following questions: what are urban resilience and urban sustainability? How do these intersect, complement or contradict each other? What does it mean to have a city that is climate-resilient and sustainable? How one would measure urban resilience and sustainability? How does interdisciplinary research connect to policy-making to affect change towards sustainability and resilience in cities? How can resilience and sustainability be achieved in specific urban sectors such as public health, water and infrastructure?

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

The deadline for manuscript submissions is May 31, 2016. 

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