Submissions to Buildings and Cities opened on 15 July 2019. We welcome authors from around the world. We offer a rigorous, high-quality review process with a double-blind peer review system.
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Buildings and Cities considers the interplay and interactions between the different scales: region, city, building stocks, neighbourhood, street or block, and the individual site / building. The journal focuses on built environment research, policy, practices and outcomes occurring over the full life cycle. Our wide scope embraces Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), climate change, societal demands and capabilities.
We welcome papers from a diversity of disciplines: planning, architecture, engineering, building science, construction management, facilities management, urban design, landscape architecture, real estate, finance, sociology, economics, business, geography, psychology, political science, energy, ecology, environmental science, environmental policy, climate policy, social policy, environmental engineering, materials science, science and technology studies, health and wellbeing and other related disciplines.
We publish several types of articles: original research, synthesis / systematic reviews, methods, replication studies and policy analysis.
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Climate action at the neighbourhood scale: Comparing municipal future scenarios
Y Lu, C Girling, N Martino, J Kim, R Kellett & J Salter
Transformational climate actions by cities [editorial]
K R Slater & J B Robinson
Heat stress: adaptation measures in South African informal settlements
J M Hugo
The urban expansion of Berlin, 1862–1900: Hobrecht’s Plan
Common sources of occupant dissatisfaction with workspace environments in 600 office buildings
T Parkinson, S Schiavon, J Kim & G Betti
Collapse and Catastrophe: The Need to Protect Inhabitants
In light of the recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria, David Oswald and Trivess Moore (RMIT University) reflect on the rights that inhabitants have for buildings to be safe, healthy, comfortable and robust. However, serial and various failings in the construction supply side and its oversight by governments mean greater accountability is needed.
Blind Spots in Energy Policy
As a policy practitioner who leads a national organisation representing households and small businesses in shaping the future of Australia’s energy system, Lynne Gallagher (Energy Consumers Australia) responds to the Buildings & Cities special issue, Energy, Emerging Technologies and Gender in Homes. Insights from lived experience reveal blind spots in the design, provision and use of smart tech that adversely affect energy outcomes.