Environmental urban sustainability – Elsevier journal special issue

Published on 03/12/2018

In the context of its activities in environmental sustainability assessment and circularity, the Luxembourg Institute of Science and Technology (LIST) is organising a special issue dealing with “Methods and applications for quantitative assessment of renewable and sustainable energy solutions at the urban scale” to be published in the Elsevier journal “Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews” (RSER).

At LIST, as a member of RSER’s editorial board, the environmental researcher Antonino Marvuglia is in charge of the organisation of this virtual special issue to be completed in 31 August 2019. It is dedicated to explore methods and applications aiming at performing a quantitative assessment of the sustainability of design, planning and technology solutions implemented in urban settings with the goal of reducing energy consumption, decrease environmental impacts and improve quality of life of the inhabitants. The Special Issue in this journal with a high impact factor will focus on computational applications and will tackle all aspects of urban sustainability.

> Researchers are invited to submit the full paper before 31 December 2018: papers submission at www.journals.elsevier.com

RSER’s editorial board and LIST

The special issue is linked to Antonino Marvuglia’s activity as a representative of Luxembourg in the Management Committee of the COST (Cooperation in Science and Technology) Action RESTORE, which focusses on the topic of REthinking Sustainability TOwards a Regenerative Economy. LIST researcher is in fact working to boost the dissemination activities of RESTORE, and for this reason, he has invited a number of colleagues from the same Action to submit papers to this virtual special issue in order to present case studies developed in the framework of RESTORE’s activities. Marvuglia adds: “This special issue has also a link to the H2020 project Nature4Cities and the FNR CORE project ESTIMUM, in which other LIST researchers of the SUSTAIN RDI unit are developing new concepts, integrated models and decision support tools for sustainable urban planning that focus on the study of nature-based solutions implementation in the context of urban metabolism”.

Marvuglia concludes: “This role contributes to increase the visibility of our institute and personally allowed me to consolidate and extend my network of scientific connections. As a researcher, I am also improving my skills on how to manage the papers’ editing process. I have to find reviewers, consolidate decisions about acceptance, expedite the process of publication when the paper is ready to be sent to the journal for formatting and pagination, etc. And in the end, these skills can also be transferred internally within the research group I am part of”.

> For any further information on this topic, contact Antonino Marvuglia via email.

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