Research and practice papers on engineering a sustainable future.

ISSN: 1478-4629
eISSN: 1751-7680

Aims and scope

Engineering Sustainability provides a forum for sharing the latest thinking from research and practice, and increasingly is presenting the 'how to' of engineering a sustainable future. The journal features refereed papers and shorter articles relating to the pursuit and implementation of sustainability principles through engineering planning, design and application. The tensions between and integration of social, economic and environmental considerations within such schemes are of particular relevance. Methodologies for assessing sustainability, policy issues, education and corporate responsibility will also be included. The aims will be met primarily by providing papers and briefing notes (including case histories and best practice guidance) of use to decision-makers, practitioners, researchers and students.

The topics falling into the scope of Engineering Sustainability include, but are not exclusive to, the following:

  • Theories and principles of sustainability and their implementation
  • Methodologies for assessing sustainability in engineering and infrastructure
  • Sustainable engineering planning, design, and application
  • Social, economic, and environmental sustainability in engineering
  • Policy, education, corporate social responsibility, of sustainability in engineering
  • Net zero and carbon neutrality in building and infrastructure
  • Sustainable building and infrastructure assessment
  • Offsite prefabrication and modular construction for sustainability 
  • Smart and digital technologies for engineering sustainability
  • Infrastructure resilience and integrated approaches addressing complexity and dynamics.

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Awards: Each year, the paper rated best by the Editorial Panel is given the ICE's Trevithick Award


This journal is aligned with our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal

We recognise the transformative power of sustainable engineering, design and building practices in creating a world where our planet and its inhabitants can thrive.

SDG 3 Good health & well-being
SDG 6 Clean water & sanitation
SDG 7 Affordable & clean energy
SDG 9 Industry, innovation & infrastructure
SDG 11 Sustainable cities & communities
SDG 12 Responsible consumption & production
SDG 13 Climate action
Find out about our sustainable structures and infrastructures goal