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Sustainability in 2023: call for papers

Sustainability in 2023” is part of the New Year Special Issue Series. This Special Issue will gather a collection of high-quality reviews and original articles from Advisory Board Members, Editorial Board Members, Guest Editors, Topical Advisory Panel Members, Reviewer Board Members, in addition to excellent editorials from EiCs and Section EiCs, and authors invited by the editors. Submissions on all aspects of sustainability are welcome, especially Geography, Planning and Development, where the journal Sustainability is Q1.

Climate Change and Inequality Projects: Finalists of 2020-2021 WRI Ross Center Prize

WRI Ross Center for Sustainable Cities announced five projects as finalists for the 2020-2021 WRI Ross Center Prize for Cities. The selected projects show how cities can address both climate change and inequality together.  The center received 262 submissions from 160 cities and 54 countries. The five finalists are initiatives from Rosario, Argentina; Ahmedabad, India; Nairobi, Kenya; Monterrey Mexico; and London, UK.

New article_Governing the Sharing Economy


This study develops an analytical framework for municipal governance of the sharing economy. It comprises five governance mechanisms (regulating, providing, enabling, self-governing  and collaborating) and 11 governance roles. The purpose of this article is twofold: to explore municipal governance mechanisms and roles for engaging with sharing economy organisations and to propose a comprehensive analytical framework.

New Book: Democratizing Our Data

In the book “Democratizing our Data: A Manifesto” Julia Lane discusses the topic of data democratisation in the context of the US, legislations that could support it and successful paradigms that can be followed. The book is a call to rethink the way that US collects and analyzes public data, in order to improve privacy, equity and the implementation of policy initiatives.

Sharing cities and citizens sharing: Perceptions and practices in Milan

Sharing has become a global phenomenon; business models, social innovations and technological developments enable an escalated number of uses for a given asset, resulting in reshaped urban dynamics, practices and morphologies.

This paper is exploring diverse aspects of sharing economy as part of the urban fabric, through participatory activities with citizens and stakeholders. It investigates the co-construction of society and technology with respect to the implementation of sharing-based strategies in urban practices.

Colouring London: a new way of city mapping

“Colouring London” is a a pioneering project by the Bartlett’s Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA), aiming to gather information on every building in London through the contribution of citizens. By 2021, it aims to be the first port of call for open data on the characteristics of London’s buildings, reflecting the different data through colour changing of buildings.