Sustainable Cities and Society

Sustainable Cities and Society




Editor-in-Chief:F. Haghighat





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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,

  1. Monitoring and improving air quality in built environment and cities (e.g., healthy built environment and air quality management).
  2. 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).
  3. 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).
  4. 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.
  5. Urban design/ planning, regulations, legislation, certification, economics, policy, social, health and environmental impact related to sustainable and future cities.
  6. City transport (e.g., innovative and smart transport methods; health and societal impacts of future transportation).
  7. Water harvesting and management (development of appliances designed to minimize water use, water recycling and solar-powered systems), water treatment (emerging pollutants).
  8. Robust engineering for sustainable cities in developing countries that cuts across environmental, social, and behavioral topics.

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.


Energy assessors, architects, building service engineers, mechanical engineers, civil engineers, surveyors, policy makers, environmentalists, government officials, politicians, economists, building physics specialists, planners, urban regeneration speci

Editor-in-Chief S. Riffat University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, Associate Editor G. Gan University of Nottingham, Nottingham, UK, Editorial Board Husam Al Waer University of Dundee, Dundee, UK, Ahmed S. Al-Salaymeh University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan, Khaled Al-Sallal United Arab Emirates (UAE) University, Al-Ain, United Arab Emirates, AbuBakr Bahaj University of Southampton, Southampton, England, UK, Constantinos A. Balaras National Observatory of Athens, Athens, Greece, Kamaruzzaman Bin Sopian Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Selangor, Malaysia, John Boecker 7Group, Wellsville, PA, USA, Harry Boyer Université de La Réunion, Le Tampon, France, Jiufa Chen Southeast University, Nanjing, China, Oswald Chong University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, USA, Wongee Chun Jeju National University, Jeju, South Korea, Derek Clements-Croome University of Reading, Reading, UK, Mark Deakin Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, Ibrahim Dincer University of Ontario Institute of Technology, Oshawa, ON, Canada, Peter Dobson University of Oxford, Oxford, England, UK, Felipe Encinas Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium, Ahmed Freewan Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan, Christian Ghiaus INSA de Lyon, France, Rajat Gupta Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, UK, Fariborz Haghighat Concordia University, Montréal, Canada, Jin Hong Harbin Institute of Technology, Harbin, China, Shih-Cheng Hu National Taipei University of Technology, Taipei, Taiwan, ROC, Soteris Kalogirou Cyprus University of Technology, Lemesos, Cyprus, Essam Khalil Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt, Steffen Lehmann University of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia, Chao-Hsin Lin Boeing Commercial Airlines Group, Everett, WA, USA, Reinhard Madlener Rheinisch-Westfälische Technische Hochschule Aachen (RWTH), Aachen, Germany, Jorge Mario Marchetti Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahia Blanca, Argentina, Ulf Meyer University of Nebraska at Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, USA, Tariq Muneer Edinburgh Napier University, Edinburgh, UK, Armando Oliveira Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal, Mattheos Santamouris University of Athens, Athens, Greece, Li Shao De Montfort University, Leicester, England, UK, Shengqiang Shen Dalian University of Technology, Dalian, China, Izuru Takewaki Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, Kwok Wai Tham National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore, Holger Wallbaum Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH) Zürich, Zurich, Switzerland, Rhuzu Wang Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China, Tengfan (Tim) Xu Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA, USA, Yonggao Yin Southeast University, Nanjing, China, Yijun Yuan Shanghai Chengxin Group, Shanghai, China, Enzo Zanchini Università di Bologna, Bologna, Italy, Xudong Zhao De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
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