We are currently inviting abstracts for a special issue of the journal Sustainability, on the theme of ‘Smart, the New Sustainable? The Smart City and Its Implications for Sustainable Urbanism’. This special issue will be guest edited by three members of our Holland and UK teams: Martin de Jong, Simon Joss and Federico Caprotti.
Original research articles are welcome, and in particular those contributing to any of the following perspectives, to be addressed within the context of the urban:
- conceptual perspectives: theories and histories interrogating the relationship between smart and sustainable;
- policy and governance perspectives: theoretical and empirical analyses of policy and governance processes, especially concerning the evolving interplay between smart and sustainable development agendas;
- individual and comparative case studies: examining various on-the-ground practices and their approaches to interrelating smart and sustainable within particular discourses and institutional and material settings.
NB: abstracts should be submitted by 31 January 2018 (with full manuscripts to be prepared by end of June 2018). You may wish to contact the guest editors with a preliminary version of your abstract before the January deadline, to discuss the suitability of your proposed contribution.
Please see here for further details and instructions: http://www.mdpi.com/journal/sustainability/special_issues/Smart_the_New_Sustainable