• Publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini- reviews and guest edited thematic issues on various topics related to¬†Urban Studies.

Aims and Scope

The section Urban Studies of the journal Current Social Sciences publishes original research articles, letters, reviews/mini-reviews, and guest-edited thematic issues on various topics related to urban studies.


This section is not limited to a specific aspect of the field but instead is devoted to a wide range of sub-fields. Articles of interdisciplinary nature are particularly welcome. Submissions in the following areas are of special interest to the readers of this journal:


  • Promoting health in urban environments by monitoring and improving air quality in cities
  • Smart cities and resilient environments, including cyber-physical systems, big data, machine learning, and artificial intelligence applications
  • Sustainable cities related to urban energy, water, transportation, and other areas of research, such as energy-efficiency, low/zero carbon, green buildings/communities, and smart transportation system and infrastructure
  • rban climate change mitigation and adaptation
  • Urban policy and decision-making for running and management of urban systems
  • Urban social aspects and their impacts, such as urban mobility, social behavior monitoring, analysis and change
  • Urban design/planning, operation system, economics, etc.
  • Urban landscaping and its environmental impact
  • Other urban studies
  • Section Editor-in-Chief

    Wei Wang
    School of Architecture
    Southeast University
    Nanjing
    China

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