Environmental pollution during rapid economic development is reaching worrying proportions in China and other East Asian areas, where urbanization is progressing along with industrialization. Urban growth takes place at regional level and is advanced by domestic social and economic development policies, while land use and transportation system changes occur in a highly dynamic system that involves many forces such as economic development, population growth, and policy decisions. As a result, energy consumption grows and waste discharges increase. In addition, trans-boundary and global environmental pollution including greenhouse gas emissions and acid deposition become international problems in East Asia which should be investigated from multiple disciplines and perspectives. These include social, economic, internal law, urban planning and environmental engineering systems.
This special issue focuses on urbanization and environmental issues in East Asian areas. The objective is to provide an insight on the co-benefit framework of urbanization and trans-boundary environmental pollution control from multidisciplinary viewpoints. Qualitative and quantitative, social science and engineering approach studies are encouraged.
Topics of interest include but are not limited to:
- Urbanization process and environmental policies
- Urban analysis and modelling
- Pollution resources and industrial structures
- Energy industry and environmental pollution
- Environmental pollution control systems
- International and regional frameworks on global environmental problems
Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 October, 2010
Communication of peer review to authors: 20 March, 2011
Deadline for revised manuscripts: 31 May 2011