Sustainable Urbanization and Smart Energy Infrastructure


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This special issue will address several pressing societal challenges by focusing on energy solutions that contribute to sustainable development. Promoting access to clean and affordable energy will address SDG 7 (Affordable and Clean Energy) and SDG 13 (Climate Action), which are crucial for mitigating climate change and improving livelihoods, particularly in underserved communities. Additionally, examining the social equity dimensions of energy access and distribution will contribute to SDG 10 (Reduced Inequalities) and SDG 5 (Gender Equality), ensuring that energy benefits are equitably distributed among diverse populations. Through interdisciplinary research and policy insights, the issue will provide actionable recommendations for policymakers and practitioners to address these challenges, ultimately advancing progress toward multiple SDGs and fostering a more sustainable and equitable future.

List of Topic Areas

  1. Renewable Energy Integration
  2. Energy Access and Equity 
  3. Energy Efficiency and Conservation 
  4. Decarbonization Pathways
  5. Policy and Governance Frameworks 
  6. Technological Innovations 
  7. Community Empowerment 
  8. Energy-Environment Nexus 
  9. Energy Diplomacy and International Cooperation 
  10. Capacity Building and Education 
  11. Blockchainand Energy Trading Platforms 
  12. Electrification of Transportation.

Submissions Information

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Author guidelines must be strictly followed. Please see here.
Authors should select (from the drop-down menu) the special issue title at the appropriate step in the submission process, i.e. in response to ““Please select the issue you are submitting to”. 
Submitted articles must not have been previously published, nor should they be under consideration for publication anywhere else, while under review for this journal.

Key Deadlines

Opening date for manuscripts submissions: 14/08/2024 
Closing date for manuscripts submission: 16/03/2025