Urban Generation of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Cities

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Prof. Giovanni Mattia
Department of Business Studies, Roma Tre University, Italy
Email: giovanni.mattia@uniroma3.it

Prof. Roberta Guglielmetti Mugion
Department of Business Studies, Roma Tre University, Italy
Email: roberta.guglielmettimugion@uniroma3.it

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Theme: Urban Generation of Renewable Energy and Sustainable Cities

Introduction of the special issue:
Sustainability is a broad concept which involves enterprises, public bodies and other stakeholders, but also deals with a more transverse area of implementation. We refer in particular to collective contexts, such as cities or even geographical regions. According to this principle, many streams of actions need to converge so that the path towards sustainable development be achieved. Shared mobility, energy savings and/or renewability, sustainable buildings represent few examples of that approach. A similar framework requires the integration of public policies and regulations, technological innovations, but also a new consumption paradigm, more devoted to the welfare of growing population through circular economy and more efficient production forms. The European Union (Strategic Framework for 2030), as well as United States (Clean Energy Plan) have set specific strategies to reduce the increase in emissions. In addition, it has to be considered the huge potential of AI e IoT, as well as more efficient green construction techniques, in making smarter cities and more comfortable. Furthermore, collaborative approaches in urban contexts can contribute to sustainability leading to more sustainable consumption due to resource efficiency through an exchange between a demand and under-utilized physical assets and by reducing the consumption through sharing.

All of the above topics deserve a multi-perspective knowledge to envisage the state of the art of renewable energy and sustainable cities and represent the scope of the present special issue of AIMS environmental Science. In order to establish its clear positioning, topics included should emphasize social benefits, change in consumptions, quality assurance and technological marketability of actions taken under this respect.

In particular:
• Energy planning in urban contexts• New technologies to increase cities sustainability and comfort
• Green houses
• Waste and recycling
• Sustainable urban mobility
• Consumer attitudes and behaviors towards sustainability within urban contexts
• Collaborative consumption, sharing economy and sustainability

Paper submission
 All manuscripts will be peer-reviewed before their acceptance for publication.
The deadline for manuscript submission is 30 September 2019.

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