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Environmental Hazards

For a Special Issue on

Smart and Resilient Societies to Counter Environmental Hazards

Manuscript deadline
31 July 2024

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Special Issue Editor(s)

Jiuping Xu, Business School & Institute of Emergency Management, Sichuan University, China
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Yi Lu, Business School & Institute of Emergency Management, Sichuan University, China
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Smart and Resilient Societies to Counter Environmental Hazards


As the world is facing increasing environmental challenges such as climate change, natural hazards and environmental degradation, policy makers and planners need to develop appropriate solutions to build smart and resilient societies, which are essential for achieving the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Smart and resilient societies emphasise civic engagement, transparent governance and multi-stakeholder collaboration, in which advanced technologies and innovative strategies are used to enhance the ability of social, economic and environmental systems to prevent, respond to and recover from environmental hazards, and, ultimately, to achieve stable economic growth, social equity and inclusion, and environmental protection.

Accordingly, this special issue aims to explore and demonstrate how to build smart and resilient societies from the perspective of environmental hazard prevention and response, with a special focus on the impacts of environmental hazards on social, economic, and environmental systems, thus providing effective theoretical insights, governance strategies, and practical examples for reducing environmental hazards. Theoretical and methodological findings for resilience research are also welcome. The call aims to collect fields from, but not limited to, disaster studies, urban science, social policy, information technology. Especially, the articles need (a) to match the aims of the journal “Environmental Hazards: Human and Policy Dimensions”, (b) to contain original research/insights, and (c) with an environmental hazard perspective.


Submissions on topics relating but not limited to:

  • Governance framework for smart and resilient societies
  • Innovative approaches to smart and resilient governance on environmental hazards
  • Integrated models for smart and resilient societies related to environmental hazards
  • Practical cases at the community or city levels
  • Smart and hazard resilient assessment of communities or cities
  • Smart infrastructure systems and their resilience to counter environmental hazards
  • Socio-economic aspects of smart and resilient cities related to environmental hazards
  • Smart governance to enhance environmental hazard resilience
  • Smart solutions to environmental hazard prevention and response

Submission Instructions


Manuscripts submission deadline: 31th July 2024

First review completion date: 15th September 2024

Revised manuscripts submission deadline: 15th October 2024

Expected online publication date: December 2024

Submission Guidelines

Please submit your manuscript via the Environmental Hazards editorial manager website.

Once on the Editorial Manager website, please indicate that your paper is for the special collection “Smart and Resilient Societies to Counter Environmental Hazards”.

Detailed information on the submission process is provided in Instructions for authors.

Please note that all accepted papers submitted in response to this Call for Papers will be published in regular issues of the Environmental Hazards and assembled online on a page dedicated to this Special Collection. See Special issues for the list of Special Collections already published.

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