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Deadline Approaching! Special Issue CFP: Climate Change Mitigation and Urban Sustainable Development

  • 1.  Deadline Approaching! Special Issue CFP: Climate Change Mitigation and Urban Sustainable Development

    Posted 06-29-2020 13:11

    Dear ONE Colleagues,

    This is a reminder about a special issue in Sustainability. I invite you to submit your research papers that meet the description of the call, as below. Please see:

    I look forward to seeing many papers submitted by ONE researchers. Please submit as early as possible prior to the deadline.

    All the best,
    Deborah de Lange

    Special Issue in Sustainability: "Climate Change Mitigation and Urban Sustainable Development"

    Deadline for submission: July 31, 2020.

    This Special Issue examines how urban sustainable development incorporates climate change mitigation strategies and innovations. Sustainable development is defined in accordance with Our Common Future (1987)1: "Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs." Therefore, this issue considers how cities are mitigating climate change as part of their sustainable development. The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals are helpful guidance as a holistic set of goals for cities' sustainable development. Focusing on climate change is crucial for cities, as they are responsible for generating a large percentage of the earth's total greenhouse gases. Our centers of rapidly growing populations need leadership to make innovative infrastructure investments and use change management techniques ultimately to reduce emissions for the sake of the planet. While this issue invites academic research from a variety of areas such as management and business, economics, political science and international relations, sociology, urban studies, public administration, natural sciences, engineering, architectural and building sciences, etc., empirical research focusing on the aforementioned topic is encouraged. Rigorous quantitative and/or qualitative studies should support well-developed theoretical propositions, incorporating evidence from previous academic research and innovative thinking. This academic research will inform policy and industry for mitigating climate change in cities.

    1 Our Common Future. World Commission on Environment and Development. Oxford University Press, Oxford (1987).

    See here for more information.

    Deborah E. de Lange, BASc (Electrical Engineering), CPA, CMA, MBA, PhD
    Associate Professor, Global Management Studies
    Affiliate Researcher, Centre for Research in Sustainable Supply Chain Analytics, Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University Centre for Research in Sustainable Supply Chain Analytics
    Visiting Scholar, Massey College, University of Toronto (2019-2020)
    Ted Rogers School of Management, Toronto, Ontario