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, Canada

Associate Editors

  • Enrico Fabrizio
    Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
  • Benjamin C. M. Fung
    McGill University Canada
  • Kaveh Madani
    Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, USA
  • Ryozo Ooka
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan

Editorial Board

  • Ahmed S. Al-Salaymeh
    University of Jordan, Amman, Jordan
  • Niccolò Aste
    Politecnico di Milano, Milano, Italy
  • Xuemei Bai
    Australian National University, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • Sarah Bell
    University College London (UCL), London, UK
  • Qingyan Chen
    Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, USA
  • Zhi Chen PhD
    Concordia University, Quebec, Canada
  • Naveen Eluru
    University of Central Florida, Orlando, Florida, USA
  • Rajat Gupta
    Oxford Brookes University, Oxford, England, UK
  • Carlos Henggeler Antunes
    Universidade de Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal
  • Koizumi Hideki
    The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
  • Matjaž Knez
    Univerza v Mariboru, Maribor, Slovenia
  • John Little
    Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
  • Ali Malkawi
    Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA
  • Parham A. Mirzaei
    The University of Nottingham, Nottingham, England, UK
  • Ali Nazemi
    Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada
  • Cristina Pronello
    Université de Technologie de Compiègne, Compiègne, France
  • Catalina Spataru
    UCL Energy Institute, London, England, UK
  • Uroš Stritih
    University of Ljubljana, Ljubljana, Slovenia
  • Ramalingom Velraj
    Anna University, Chennai, India
  • Jun Xia
    Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS), Beijing, China
  • Yanping Yuan
    Southwest Jiaotong University, China
  • Jie Zhang
    Nanyang Technological University, Nanyang, Singapore