PROCEEDINGS & SPECIAL ISSUES
This option calls for short contributions between 1.500 and 2000 words, written in a blog post style. (characterized by a clear message accessible and interesting to a broad, transdisciplinary readership, and written in a direct, active voice – a template with specific guide for authors will be provided after abstract acceptance). Selected contributions will be published in some of the most relevant international Blogs on urban Resilience and sustainability, which have thousands of followers and readers, such as: the Urban Resilience research Network website (URNet), the UN Habitat Urban Resilience Hub’s Trends in Urban Resilience and the Association of European Planning Schools AESOP YA blog. Also, The Nature of Cities will launch a new collection of writing (with a devoted page) called Broad and Inclusive Urban Resilience, which will launch with material contributions from the conference. These options provides authors with a broad and global dissemination of their research results and case studies for a mixed pracademic and general public.
All Short Papers need to be submitted through the conference platform, and all will be published within the conference proceedings. The template for the short papers is available here. After the Conference, the editors of the partners blogs will select the best short papers to be published within their blogs, and authors will be asked to slightly adapt their short paper to each blog format. There isn’t any copyright issue regarding republishing the conference short papers in the partners blogs.
This option calls for academic oriented contributions of between 4.500 and 6.000 words. Authors of Long Papers are invited to take a look at the conference special issues, hosted by international scientific journals and books publishers below, and decide between the following two options:
- To submit the paper directly to the journal/book editors (entering immediately the journal/book double blind review process, and skip publication in the conference proceeding.Authors interested in this first option, can follow the specific special issue guideline for authors illustrated within this page when preparing their manuscripts, and submit their papers aware that these won’t be included in the conference proceeding, and that their publication in the special issues won’t be granted, but will depend on the journal/book double blind peer review process.
- To submit the conference paper within the conference platform and have the manuscript published within the conference proceeding. For whom choose this option of submitting the long conference paper to be included in the proceeding, the template for its preparation is available here.
Authors who choose this option, are welcome to prepare and submit an improved version if interested in some special issue after the conference, however, it is important to note that there must be at least 40% improved/changes done from the conference paper, due to copyright issues of the published conference proceeding.
SPECIAL ISSUES IN PEER REVIEW SCIENTIFIC JOURNALS
Special issue title:
Hosted by the international Journal Urban Science
Guest Editor: Dr. Ayyoob Sharifi
The focus of this Special Issue is on eco-urbanism, and conference papers that deal with the relationship between eco-urbanism and resilience are welcome to contribute to it. The relationship between nature and the cities traces back centuries and re-call the urban sustainability goal. Recently, the concept of eco-urbanism has been reinforced by smart-, eco-, green-, and carbon-neutral city labels and practices. While the special issue offers a platform for advancing our understanding of the theory and practice of eco-urbanism, papers from the conference “Re-framing Urban Resilience: Aligning Sustainability and Resilience” could offer critical thinking by exploring how resilience thinking, urban resilience theories, indicators and tools could synergistically contribute to better understanding and advancement of eco-urbanism.
For the special issue guideline visit the call for paper here.
Special issue title:
RE-FRAMING URBAN RESILIENCE IMPLEMENTATION: BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN THEORIES AND PRACTICES
Hosted by the international Journal CITIES
Guest Editors: Dr. Lorenzo Chelleri, Prof. Ayyoob Sharifi, Prof. Marie-Christine Therrien and Prof. Jon Coaffee
This special issue is looking to introduce and discuss how to re-frame urban resilience implementation by addressing the gaps between theories and practices, and move away from the usual normative statements characteristic to the literature around urban resilience (Coaffee et al. 2018). Case studies looking critically at the governance mechanisms, planning or design processes that operationalize the “city resilience” policy discourses and implementation challenges are welcome. We also wish to identify and discuss potential gaps and re-framing strategies regarding the better alignment of multi-perspective and multi-scale approaches to resilience building with urban sustainability and social justice.
The complete call for paper will be available soon, but authors can already check the journal guidelines while preparing their manuscripts.
Details available soon
A RESEARCH AGENDA FOR URBAN RESILIENCE
This book wishes to be a visionary and provocative piece of work defining current debates and outline potential routes for research on urban resilience. Brief contributions and viewpoints are welcome if exploring specific research challenges, outlining the research state of the art, and proposing new research questions which is urgent to address. These urgent research questions could be framed out of literature reviews, or empirical evidences highlighting the need of research supporting implementation challenges. The book is open to host view points from a variety of disciplines and relating urban resilience to climate, disasters, community resilience, sustainability transition or smart cities research agendas. A template for the book chapters will be available soon.
Published by Edward Elgar.
MAINSTREAMING CLIMATE RESILIENCE: EXPLORING THE ADAPTATION/MITIGATION DICHOTOMY TOWARDS AN ADAPTIVE URBAN GOVERNANCE
This book explores the challenges and governance mechanisms of mainstreaming climate change focusing of how adaptive and mitigation strategies could minimize trade-offs if framed synergistically. A compendium of study cases and review papers will contribute to bridge theories and practices toward a more informed urban adaptive governance. The full call for chapters and template for authors will be available soon.
Published by Springer Resilient Cities Series.
POST-EMERGENCY URBAN RESILIENCE: HOW TO ‘BOUNCE FORWARD’?
This book strives to explore the urgent need to face the challenges for sustainable reconstruction of settlements in post disaster situations, as well as, respond to post-conflict situations, which face similar inclusiveness and long term sustainable development pattern challenges. Therefore, the book explores the need for a new paradigm in urban governance and planning, one which should be flexible enough to quickly respond to unexpected stresses (i.e. immigration waves, refugees, natural disasters, etc.) requiring uses which were not framed within the mainstream city plans and which today end up being protracted situations.Through case studies, the book will examine the implementation of comprehensive tools which include the assets of community processes with the objective of creating safe settlements for reconstruction, and urban integration for displaced situations. The book answers to the question of: how to align through urban practices different resilience approaches related to shocks or stresses in cities? And, how to react and adapt traditional planning tools and policies towards these stressors, as resilience in cities goes beyond physical assets, and must include policies and social capital.
Published by Springer Resilient Cities Series.