Societies from the developing world have experienced phenomenal and uneven urban transformations in the past several decades which have brought opportunities and challenges for sustaining healthy and resilient cities. People live predominantly in cities, and are attracted to a variety of urban infrastructure for the opportunities they create for productive work, interactions and leisure. However, the rapid but differential spatial expansion in infrastructure provides incentives for public and private investments and will shape the inequalities of human activities and wellbeing within and across cities for decades to come.
Topics of specific interest include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Disparities in climate, extreme weather, or COVID-related impacts
- Land use, housing, and gentrification interaction with infrastructure improvements
- Unequal access to infrastructure systems (e.g. transportation, green space) in the spatial context (e.g. residential and work places)
- Implications on human subjective wellbeing
- People needs (revealed preferences), and self-selection issues in the perceived evaluation of infrastructure accessibility
- Innovative data and method applications
All submitted papers should address significant issues pertinent to the theme of this issue and fall within the scope of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening. This issue will be sponsored by the Ji Nan University, Guangzhou, China and the International Association for China Planning (IACP). IACP is an independent non-profit organization of scholars, students, and practitioners interested in planning issues in China. Founded in 2005 and located in Washington DC, USA, its mission is three-fold:
(1) To serve as a bridge between urban planning researchers and practitioners in China and their counterparts in other countries,
(2) To provide a forum for scholarly and professional dialogues, and
(3) To form a lively and supportive community for its members.
For further information on IACP, please consult: http://www.chinaplanning.org/.
All papers will go through the regular peer-review process of Urban Forestry & Urban Greening and high-quality papers will be accepted for publication based on referees’ recommendations. The editors from the journal of Urban Forestry&Urban Greening will monitor and handle the reviewing process, with the support of guest editors.
● Submission portal opens: April 15th 2021.
●Full paper Submission deadline: March 31st 2022.
Professional editing service is highly recommended before full-paper submission. Papers will be rejected because of poor English.