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July 26, 2016

Call for Papers - Resilient Cities Book Series

The RESILIENT CITIES Book Series aims to analyse the challenges faced by cities and provide an up-to-date body of knowledge, including a systematic collection of global cutting-edge best practices, fundamental to managing the urban transition toward resilience.

The best practices will be collected and analysed following a common format, enabling the reader to understand the solutions adopted and clearly highlighting the parameters and possibilities for replication and up-scaling. The best practices are taken from a global city base including, Barcelona, Medellin, Adelaide, Copenhagen, Seoul, and Accra.

The distinctiveness of the RESILIENT CITIES Book Series is its international dimension, coupled with a multidisciplinary and a cross sectorial approach.

The RESILIENT CITIES Book Series will be a unique and fundamental resource for practitioners, policy makers and scientists involved in planning and governing the transition of cities. It presents the latest and up-to-date systematized information on research, practices and policies development, defining clear means and pathways for replication and up-scaling.


The series will start with the publication of the following 7 thematic books:

BK1 - Urban Resilience for Risk and Adaptation Governance: lessons from the practices (Call for papers open) Scope and Topics: Resilient_Cities_Book1_Final_V01_NT

BK2 - Urban Resilience Methodologies and Tools: fostering sustainability through systemic eco-innovation. (Provisional title, call forthcoming in August 2016)

BK3 - Planning Urban Resilience: Strategies, Frameworks and Integrated Planning Approaches for the Urban Resilience Transition (Call for papers open) Scope and Topics: Resilient_Cities_Book3_Final_V01_NT

BK4 - Contribution of Intangible Cultural Heritage and Traditional Knowledge for Urban Resilience (Call for papers open) Scope and Topics: Resilient_Cities_Book4_Final_V01_NT

BK5 – Circular Urban Metabolism: generating co-benefits through urban resilience transition (Call for papers open) Scope and Topics: Resilient_Cities_Book5_Final_V01_NT

BK6 – Participatory Processes, Co-design and Co-evolution for Urban Resilience (Provisional title, call forthcoming in August 2016)

BK7 - Climate change and healthy cities (Provisional title, call forthcoming in August 2016)


We invite researchers and practitioners from a wide-range of disciplines and sectors to submit their contributions to these books, in the form of analytical and descriptive models, conceptual-based/literature review, empirical studies, case-based studies, and solution approaches that can effectively manage the complex challenges of urban resilience under the specific themes of the books.


The following schedule is for BK1-3-4-5

Calls for contribution launched: 8 July

Deadline for articles AR and case studies long format CS-LF: 7 September 2016

First editorial decision by:  1 October 2016

Second editorial decision: 15 November 2016

Final Manuscript ready by: 30 November 2016

Publication of the books: First half of 2017

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