UNESCO Chair on Sustainability at the Polytechnic University of Catalonia, is the second oldest UNESCO Chair worldwide, and is the node coordinator of the UNESCOSOST network.
The Colombian node office was formed by the alliance with Tecnológico de Antioquia (TdeA) University Institution in 2008. Is the oldest node of UNESCOSost in Latin America.
The node in Brazil is provisionally created in 2012 by IGEO from the Universidade Federal da Bahia in Salvador, Bahia. In November 2013, was established as a formal node of UNESCOSost.
The Sustainability Measurement and Modeling Lab (SUMMLab) is a multidisciplinary research group established in 2011, involved in measuring and modeling the many facets of the sustainability science.
The best practices will be collected and analysed following a common format, enabling the reader to understand the solutions adopted and clearly highlighting the parameters and possibilities for replication and up-scaling. The best practices are taken from a global city base including, Barcelona, Medellin, Adelaide, Copenhagen, Seoul, and Accra.
The distinctiveness of the RESILIENT CITIES Book Series is its international dimension, coupled with a multidisciplinary and a cross sectorial approach.
The RESILIENT CITIES Book Series will be a unique and fundamental resource for practitioners, policy makers and scientists involved in planning and governing the transition of cities. It presents the latest and up-to-date systematized information on research, practices and policies development, defining clear means and pathways for replication and up-scaling.
The series will start with the publication of the following 7 thematic books:
BK1 – Urban Resilience for Risk and Adaptation Governance: lessons from the practices. (Scope and Topics in PDF)
BK2 – Urban Resilience: Methodologies, Tools and Evaluation. (Scope and Topics in PDF)
BK3 – Planning urban resilience: Strategies, Frameworks and Integrated Planning Approaches for the Urban Resilience Transition. (Scope and Topics in PDF)
BK4 - Contribution of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Traditional Knowledge to Urban Resilience. (Scope and Topics in PDF)
BK5 – Circular Urban Metabolism: Generating Co-Benefits Through Urban Resilience Transition. (Scope and Topics in PDF)
BK6 – Participation and Governance for Urban Resilience: Exploring Co-Evolution and Co-Design Approaches. (Scope and Topics in PDF)
BK7 -Climate Change and Healthy Cities – Approaching to a More Sustainable, Resilient and Smart City. (Scope and Topics in PDF)
We invite researchers and practitioners from a wide-range of disciplines and sectors to submit their contributions to these books, in the form of analytical and descriptive models, conceptual-based/literature review, empirical studies, case-based studies, and solution approaches that can effectively manage the complex challenges of urban resilience under the specific themes of the books.
We invite contribution in the following formats:
Articles (AR). The AR are aimed to advance the theoretical understanding of the specific themes, and to give an integrated overview of key issues and topics within the scope of the book. The articles will be between 5.000 and 7.500, words each. (template)
Case Studies – Long Format (CS-LF). The CS-LF are aimed to describe good practices, already realized or in advanced stage of completion, particularly using an integrated approach. The case studies CS-LF shall focus on lessons learned and on the potential for replication/upscaling. Each Case Studies will be between 5.000 and 7.500, words in total. (template )
All submitted contributions (articles and case studies) will be peer reviewed.
THE SCHEDULE (importan information: we have extended deadlines!)
Deadline for contribution: 15 march 2017
Publication of the books: mid of 2017
THE SUBMISSION PROCESS
Please note that:
Editors will communicate the first editorial decision to the authors, after the peer review process, which can result with the submission being accepted, accepted with minor corrections, accepted with major corrections or rejected. In case of acceptance with correction the re-submission will be peer reviewed before the second and final editorial decision is taken.
Book series enquiries:
Nicola Tollin, Series corresponding editor. email@example.com
General and submission enquiries:
Teresa Moran, Programme Manager. firstname.lastname@example.org
Thematic enquiries to book Corresponding editors :
BK 1: Ombretta Caldarice. email@example.com
BK 2: Octavio Gonzalez. firstname.lastname@example.org
BK 3: Johannes Hamhaber. email@example.com
BK 4: Jordi Morato. firstname.lastname@example.org
BK 5: Waleed Montaser. email@example.com
BK 6: Teresa Moran. firstname.lastname@example.org
BK 7: Ernesto Santibanez. email@example.com