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International Journal of Society Systems Science
International Journal of Society Systems Science


Special Issue on: "Urbanization and Environmental Issues in East Asia"

Guest Editors: Associate Professor Zhenjiang Shen, Professor Katsunori Suzuki, Professor Mitsuhiko Kawakami, Kanazawa University, Japan

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.

Subject Coverage
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

Notes for Prospective Authors

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All papers are refereed through a double-blind review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the Author Guidelines page

Important Dates

Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 5 November, 2010 (extended)

Communication of peer review to authors: 20 March, 2011

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 31 May 2011