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Resilient Cities

“RESILIENT CITIES: Re-thinking Urban Transformation” is a book series edited by RECNET and published as an open series by Springer.

The RESILIENT CITIES book series aims to analyse the challenges faced by cities and provide an up-to-date body of knowledge, including a systematic collection of global cutting-edge best practices, fundamental to managing the urban transition toward resilience.

The best practices are 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 examples around the world.

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 is 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.



  •   All manuscripts shall be submitted online, through Easy Chair. If you do not have an Easy Chair account, you must create one. Submissions received by email will NOT be considered.

  • Once you have an account go to:

  • Files uploaded must be in MS Word with file extension *.doc or *docx using the appropriate template, and following all submission instructions. For each submission you can upload one file only.

  • Click Start Submission button; enter your user name and password and submit your work.

  • When submitting your manuscript, you should clearly state the book and the topic for which you are submitting it.

  • All manuscript must be submitted using the appropriate template for articles (AR): 160705_ResCity_Book_Template_Article_v02_NT

  • Or for case studies long format (CS- LF): 160705_ResCity_Book_Template_CaseStudy_v02_NT

  • All the template sections must be dully filled, following the template instructions: 160705_ResCity_Book_InstructionsForSubmission_v03_BV

  • The “file name must” follow this format (please substitute the part in [brackets] as appropriate): ResilientCities_[Surname]_[Name]_[ Book number: BK1 or BK2 or etc]_[Topic number T1 or T2 or etc]_[Submission type: AR or CS-LF].doc(x)

  •  For each submission you can upload one file only.

  • All submitted contributions (articles and case studies) will be peer reviewed.

Please note that:

  • All submissions must be original and unpublished.

  • Submission shall be in English (UK).

  • One contribution can be submitted for ONLY ONE SPECIFIC BOOK. But Authors can submit multiple different manuscripts for different books and topics.

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.

General and submission enquiries: Teresa Moran, Programme Manager.

Thematic enquiries to book Corresponding editors : BK 1: Ombretta Caldarice. BK 2: Octavio Gonzalez. BK 3: Johannes Hamhaber. BK 4: Jordi Morato. BK 5: Waleed Montaser. BK 6: Teresa Moran. BK 7: Ernesto Santibanez.



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