Sustainable Cities and Society (SCS) is an international journal focusing on fundamental and applied research aimed at designing, understanding, and promoting environmentally sustainable and socially resilient cities. We encourage submission of cross-cutting, multi-disciplinary research in the areas of,

1. Smart cities and resilient environments;
2. Alternative/clean energy sources, energy distribution, distributed energy generation, and energy demand reduction/management;
3. Monitoring and improving air quality in built environment and cities (e.g., healthy built environment and air quality management);
4. Energy efficient, low/zero carbon, and green buildings/communities;
5. Climate change mitigation and adaptation in urban environments;
6. Green infrastructure and BMPs;
7. Environmental Footprint accounting and management;
8. Urban agriculture and forestry;
9. ICT, smart grid and intelligent infrastructure;
10. Urban design/planning, regulations, legislation, certification, economics, and policy;
11. Social aspects, impacts and resiliency of cities;
12. Behavior monitoring, analysis and change within urban communities;
13. Health monitoring and improvement;
14. Nexus issues related to sustainable cities and societies;
15. Smart city governance;
16. Decision Support Systems for trade-off and uncertainty analysis for improved management of cities and society;
17. Big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence applications and case studies;
18. Critical infrastructure protection, including security, privacy, forensics, and reliability issues of cyber-physical systems.
19. Water footprint reduction and urban water distribution, harvesting, treatment, reuse and management;
20. Waste reduction and recycling;
21. Wastewater collection, treatment and recycling;
22. Smart, clean and healthy transportation systems and infrastructure;

We support a wide range of methodological and technical approaches including experimental, observational, monitoring and management studies and policy analysis. In addition to fundamental and applied papers, review articles on important developments will be considered.

Editorial board


  • Professor F. Haghighat
    Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Associate Editors

  • Enrico Fabrizio
    Polytechnic of Turin, Torino, Italy
  • Benjamin C. M. Fung
    McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Kaveh Madani
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Ryozo Ooka
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Editorial Board

  • Leonidas Anthopoulos PhD
    University of Thessaly Department of Business Administration, Larissa, Greece
  • Niccolò Aste
    Polytechnic of Milan, Milano, Italy
  • Umberto Berardi PhD
    Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Shi-Jie Cao
    Southeast University, Nanjing, China
  • Rui Alexandre Castanho
    WSB University, Dabrowa Gornicza, Poland
  • Zhi Chen PhD
    Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Ruchi Choudhary PhD
    University of Cambridge, Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • Mehmet Esen
    Firat University, Technology Faculty, Energy Systems Engineering Department, Elazığ, Turkey
  • Dagmar Haase PhD
    Humboldt-University of Berlin Department of Geography, Berlin, Germany
  • Aya Haghishima
    Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan
  • Carlos Henggeler Antunes
    University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Koizumi Hideki
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Shahram Jadid
    Iran University of Science and Technology, Tehran, Iran, Islamic Republic of
  • Nadeem Javaid
    COMSATS University Islamabad, Islamabad, Pakistan
  • Gwanggil Jeon
    Incheon National University, Incheon, Korea, Republic of
  • Peleg Kremer PhD
    Villanova University, Villanova, Pennsylvania, United States
  • Borong Lin
    Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
  • Jesus Lizana
    University of Seville, Sevilla, Spain
  • Janaina Macke PhD
    University of Caxias do Sul, CAXIAS DO SUL, Brazil
  • Ali Nazemi
    Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Jose Orosa PhD
    University of A Coruna, A Coruna, Spain
  • Cristina Pronello
    University of Applied Sciences for Technology Compiegne, Compiègne, France
  • David J. Sailor
    Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona, United States
  • Ferdinando Salata
    University of Rome La Sapienza, Roma, Italy
  • Uroš Stritih
    University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Theocharis Tsoutsos
    Technical University of Crete, Chania, Greece
  • Ramalingom Velraj
    Anna University Chennai, Chennai, India
  • Jun Xia
    Wuhan University, Wuhan, China
  • Tan Yigitcanlar
    Queensland University of Technology Civil Engineering and Built Environment School, Brisbane, Australia
  • Zhun Yu
    Hunan University, Changsha, China
  • Yanping Yuan
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
  • Z. John Zhai
    University of Colorado Boulder, Boulder, Colorado, United States
  • Jie Zhang
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore