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Sustainable transformation of low income communities: Multidisciplinary Approach to Scalable Solutions (MASS)

Special issue call for papers from World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development

Guest Editors:

Prof John Ebohon
Centre of Sustainable Development and Resilient Community (CSDRC)
School of the Built Environment and Architecture,  London South Bank University
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Dr Amal Abuzeinab
Leicester School of Architecture, De Montfort University, UK
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Dr Muyiwa Oyinlola 
Institute of Energy and Sustainable Development School of Engineering & Sustainable Development De Montfort University, UK

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Dr Timothy Whitehead
School of Engineering and Applied Science
Aston University, UK

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In September 2015 at the United Nations Sustainable Development Summit, a set of 17 goals were formulated to transform our world by 2030 through sustainable development.  This special issues aims to addresses 3 of the United Nations goals for sustainable development:

  • Goal 6- clean water and sanitation
  • Goal 7- Affordable and clean energy
  • Goal 11- sustainable cities and communities,

These goals highlight the need for a radical transformation of low income communities in the least developed countries. We are inviting various disciplines to contribute and give insights on various scalable and transferable solutions. We embark on this call to gather innovative ideas/methods which leads to better, more sustainable and scalable solutions for self-sufficient communities. Empirical and applied researches are particularly welcomed. 
Similarly, the interest on developing countries by funding bodies and international research organisations has significantly increased in recent times.

Topic Areas:

Submissions are welcome - but not limited to - the following topics:

  • Systematic literature review
  • Innovative business models of sustainable communities
  • Smart villages
  • Participatory design methods
  • Community-led practices
  • Integrative practices of housing solutions
  • Self-sufficient communities  
  • Training and education
  • Empirical case studies focusing on socially acceptable housing provisions
  • Experimental and scientific studies
  • Upcycled and locally-engineered materials
  • Applied research in developing countries.


Submissions to the World Journal of Science, Technology and Sustainable Development are made using ScholarOne Manuscripts, the online submission and peer review system. Registration and access is available at Please select the issue you are submitting to.

Full Paper submission deadline: 29th January, 2018
Notification of acceptance / rejection: 30th April , 2018
Final revised paper deadline: 2th July, 2018
Expected publication date: October 2018