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Flagship development cases for future sustainable and intelligent cities

Call for Papers

Deadline: 30 September 2019

Guest Editors

Francesco Scorza
Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning @ University of Basilicata
School of Engineering - Laboratory of Urban and Regional Systems Engineering (LISUT)

Dimitris Kavroudakis
Assistant Professor, University of the Aegean, Department of Geography, Greece

European Planning Studies

Table of Contents for European Planning Studies. List of articles from both the latest and ahead of print issues.

Language: en-US

Publisher: tandf

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The over-concentration of population in cities led to the development of novel approaches in tackling problems that require effective solutions. The development of ‘smart’ decision-making approaches and the availability of digital data led to a new era where informed decision-making can approach problems in a more sustainable and advanced way.

This Special Issue has the ambition to collect, describe and critically assess a number of case studies coming from interdisciplinary research communities engaged on planning future city. The aim of this special issue is to present case studies and good practices of “smart-cities” initiatives from a diversity of disciplines and to discuss decision-making process in the basis of smart technologies. We expect to collect papers in an interdisciplinary framework of applied processes of urban and regional development in Europe connected by an extensive use of smart technological tools as driving factor in stimulating urban and regional system dynamics.

We encourage critical assessment of such practices in order to highlight the uniqueness of places and cities in development processes compared with generalized approaches oriented to over-consider urban technologies, sensors, networks etc. as global model, usually called “smart”, working independently by places unique features and letting suspicious of surveillance systems indented as new markets of behavioural prediction and modification (cfr. Shoshana Zuboff, 20151).
Such practices link academic research and policy debate, providing on-field examples of transitions toward city development models based on local feasibility assumptions and conditions.

We are seeking studies that critically examine technical improvements in European urban and regional development and management, based on case study researches, demonstrating evidence-based results and feasibility of innovative urban planning solutions.

Main topics include:

  • Urban Transformation Areas Under Disaster Risk
  • Integrating Heritage and Sustainability into a Coastal Strategy
  • Participation Process in urban renovation and sustainable cities
  • Medium Island Cities: New Investments and potentials
  • Ranking intelligent and sustainable cities
  • Social oriented urban policies reinforcing inclusive urban development.

Submission guidelines

Deadline for submission: 30 September 2019

For full instructions on how to submit your article, please visit the Instructions for Authors.