Dennis Wei to edit special issue of Sustainability

Professor Dennis Wei will edit a special issue of the journal Sustainability on, “Urban Land and Sustainable Development.” As noted in the call for papers, the U.N. DESA expects urbanization to add another 2.5 billion people to the world’s urban population by 2050, with close to 90 percent of the increase concentrated in Asia and Africa. The largest urban growth will take place in India, China and Nigeria. This unprecedented increase in urban population not only poses challenges to providing jobs, housing, and infrastructure, but also exerts an increased pressure on urban land and sustainability. As land is a vital yet limited resource, sustainable management of urban land to cater the needs of this growing urban population is seen as one of the key challenges for achieving an economically efficient, socially equitable, and environmentally safe society. A key tenet for sustainable economic development and smart growth is promoting equitable sustainable urban land development and mitigating land use conflicts.

For more information on the call for papers including submission dates and potential topics, see: