Sustainable Development
Special issue on architecture and planning

Call for contributions

Editors
Nuno Martins, researcher, Universidade de Lisboa, Lisbon
Astrid Skjerven, professor, Department of Product Design, Oslo and Akershus University College, Oslo
Martina Keitsch, professor, Department of design, NTNU, Trondheim
Michael U. Hensel, professor, Oslo School of Architecture and Design, Oslo

Theme
The issue will pay special attention to the current facts that shape our world, as listed by the Sustainable Development Goals in the Goal 11: Make cities inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable. Half of humanity is today living in cities, 95 per cent of urban expansion in the next decades will take place in the developing world and 828 million people live in slums, a number that keeps rising.
Contributions from the followings areas will be particularly welcomed:
•Discussion of key concepts, methods and applications in cutting-edge sustainable urban design and architecture.
•Discussion of the impact of innovative ecological design approaches and appliances in development projects.
•The role of stakeholders in the design of the sustainable city and region development.
•The dimensions of green design and architecture - fostering sustainable lessons in vernacular building traditions and enhancing communities and heritage-based projects.
•Community-based studies that look at the environmental, economic, social, but also cultural and ideological dimensions of sustainability, embracing the concept of well-being.

Time schedule
Submission of abstracts: within July 31 2017
Feedback from editors: within August 15 2017
Submission of full papers: within September 15 2017
First peer review: within October 15 2017
Submission of revised papers: within November 15 1017
Second peer review: within December15 2017
Information on selected papers within January 15 2018
Publication: June or July 2018

Please send abstracts of 800-1200 words in PDF format to:
Astrid.Skjerven@hioa.no and afonsonunohenriquemartins@gmail.com