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, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Kaveh Madani
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
  • Ryozo Ooka
    The University of Tokyo, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo, Japan

Editorial Board

  • Ahmed S. Al-Salaymeh
    The University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Niccolò Aste
    Polytechnic University of Milan, Milano, Italy
  • Xuemei Bai
    Australian National University Fenner School of Environment and Society, Canberra, Australia
  • Sarah Bell
    University College London, London, United Kingdom
  • Umberto Berardi PhD
    Ryerson University Department of Architectural Science, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  • Qingyan Chen
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, United States
  • Zhi Chen PhD
    Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Naveen Eluru
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, United States
  • Rajat Gupta
    Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, United Kingdom
  • Carlos Henggeler Antunes
    University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Koizumi Hideki
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Matjaž Knez
    University of Maribor, Maribor, Slovenia
  • John Little
    Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, Virginia, United States
  • Ali Malkawi
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States
  • Parham A. Mirzaei
    University of Nottingham, Nottingham, United Kingdom
  • Ali Nazemi
    Concordia University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada
  • Cristina Pronello
    University of Applied Sciences for Technology Compiegne, Compiegne, France
  • Catalina Spataru
    University College London Energy Institute, London, United Kingdom
  • Uroš Stritih
    University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Ramalingom Velraj
    Anna University Chennai, Chennai, India
  • Jun Xia
    Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China
  • Yanping Yuan
    Southwest Jiaotong University, Chengdu, China
  • Jie Zhang
    Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, Singapore