Dear colleagues,


You might be interested in the Special Issue "Planning, Development and Management of Sustainable Cities" that Md. Kamruzzaman and I have put together for Sustainability journal. All papers are available online for free download from the following link, and the outline of the issue is as below:


1)       Editorial: “Planning, Development and Management of Sustainable Cities: A Commentary from the Guest Editors” by Tan Yigitcanlar and Md. Kamruzzaman

2)       Article: “Typology of Cities based on City Biodiversity Index: Exploring Biodiversity Potentials and Possible Collaborations among Japanese Cities” by Yuta Uchiyama, Kengo Hayashi and Ryo Kohsaka

3)       Article: “The Influence of Low-Frequency Noise Pollution on the Quality of Life and Place
in Sustainable Cities: A Case Study from Northern Portugal” by Juliana Araújo Alves,
Lígia Torres Silva and Paula Cristina C. Remoaldo

4)       Article: “Sustainable Water Infrastructure Asset Management: A Gap Analysis of Customer and Service Provider Perspectives” by Sangjong Han, Hwankook Hwang, Seonghoon Kim, Gyu Seok Baek and Joonhong Park

5)       Article: “Moving towards Sustainability: Road Grades and On-Road Emissions of Heavy-Duty Vehicles: A Case Study” by Wendan Zhang, Jian Lu, Ping Xu and Yi Zhang

6)       Article: “Visualization of a City Sustainability Index (CSI): Towards Transdisciplinary Approaches Involving Multiple Stakeholders” by Koichiro Mori, Toyonobu Fujii, Tsuguta Yamashita, Yutaka Mimura, Yuta Uchiyama and Kengo Hayashi

7)       Case Report: “Assessing Sustainability of Mixed Use Neighbourhoods through Residents’ Travel Behaviour and Perception: The Case of Nagpur, India” by Sarika Bahadure and Rajashree Kotharkar

8)       Review: “Ecologizing Our Cities: A Particular, Process-Function View of Southern California, from within Complexity” by Ashwani Vasishth

9)       Article: “A Framework for Sustainable Urban Water Management through Demand and Supply Forecasting: The Case of Istanbul” by Murat Yalçıntaş, Melih Bulu, Murat Küçükvar and Hamidreza Samadi

10)   Article: “Application of Environmental Change Efficiency to the Sustainability of Urban Development at the Neighborhood Level” by Hsing-Fu Kuo and Ko-Wan Tsou

11)   Article: “Spatio-Temporal Features of China’s Urban Fires: An Investigation with Reference to Gross Domestic Product and Humidity” by Zhenbo Wang, Xiaorui Zhang and Bo Xu

12)   Article: “Critical Connections: The Role of the Built Environment Sector in Delivering Green Cities and a Green Economy” by Peter Newton and Peter Newman

13)   Article: “Framing Processes in the Envisioning of Low-Carbon, Resilient Cities: Results from Two Visioning Exercises” by Stephen McGrail, A. Idil Gaziulusoy and Paul Twomey

14)   Article: “Aligning Public Participation to Stakeholders’ Sustainability Literacy: A Case Study on Sustainable Urban Development in Phoenix, Arizona” by Matthew Cohen, Arnim Wiek,
Braden Kay and John Harlow

15)   Article: “Managing Knowledge to Promote Sustainability in Australian Transport Infrastructure Projects” by Jay Yang, Mei Yuan, Tan Yigitcanlar, Peter Newman and Frank Schultmann

16)   Article: “Sustainable Urban Transport in the Developing World: Beyond Megacities” by
Dorina Pojani and Dominic Stead

17)   Review: “Trees in Canadian Cities: Indispensable Life Form for Urban Sustainability” by
Peter N. Duinker, Camilo Ordóñez, James W. N. Steenberg, Kyle H. Miller, Sydney A. Toni and Sophie A. Nitoslawski

18)   Article: “The Bumpy Road toward Low-Energy Urban Mobility: Case Studies from Two UK Cities” by Tim Schwanen

19)   Article: “Scaling-up Strategy as an Appropriate Approach for Sustainable New Town Development? Lessons from Wujin, Changzhou, China” by Hao Chen, Qiyan Wu, Jianquan Cheng, Zhifei Ma and Weixuan Song

20)   Article: “Neighborhood Sustainability Assessment: Evaluating Residential Development Sustainability in a Developing Country Context” by Tan Yigitcanlar, Md. Kamruzzaman and Suharto Teriman

21)   Article: “Regional Open Innovation Roadmapping: A New Framework for Innovation-Based Regional Development” by Wim Schwerdtner, Rosemarie Siebert, Maria Busse and Ulf B. Freisinger

22)   Article: “Incorporating Bio-Physical Sciences into a Decision Support Tool for Sustainable Urban Planning” by Zina Mitraka, Emmanouil Diamantakis, Nektarios Chrysoulakis,
Eduardo Anselmo Castro, Roberto San Jose, Ainhoa Gonzalez and Ivan Blecic


Seize the day,




Associate Professor of Urban Planning and Development


Address: Queensland University of Technology, Civil Engineering and Built Environment, 2 George St Brisbane QLD 4001 Australia

Tel: 07.3138.2418 / 0450.018.734








Knowledge and the city [Routledge]

Sustainable urban water environment [Edward Elgar]

Technology and the city [Routledge]



Towards prosperous sustainable cities [Habitat International]

Ecological approaches in planning for sustainable cities [Global J. Env. Science & Management]

Rethinking sustainable urban development [Int. J. Env. Science & Technology]

Dubaization of Istanbul [Environment and Planning A]

Assessing land-use and transport integration [Int. J. Env. Science & Technology]

Multimedia Super Corridor, Malaysia [VINE]

Neighborhood sustainability assessment [Sustainability]

Smart cities [Australian Planner]

Does size matter? [disP-The Planning Review]

A methodology to determine transportation disadvantage variables [Wrld. Rev. Int. Transpt. Res.]

Effects of complex seasonality on suburban daily transit ridership [J. Transport Geography]

Managing knowledge to promote sustainability [Sustainability]

Incentivizing innovation [Asia Pacific J. Innovation & Entrepreneurship]

Transportation disadvantage impedance indexing [J. Transport Geography]

Investigating the link between carbon dioxide emissions and transport [Int. J. Env. Science & Technology]

Place making for knowledge generation and innovation [J. Urban Technology]

Place making facilitators of knowledge and innovation spaces [Int. J. Knowledge-Based Development]

Public space design of knowledge and innovation spaces [J. Open Innovation]

Integrating urban ecosystem sustainability assessment [J. Environmental Planning and Management]

Planning, development and management of sustainable cities [Sustainability]