Special Issue on Advances in Sustainability Assessment

Submission Deadline: Sep. 30, 2015

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Calgary, Alberta, Canada
  • Guest Editor
    • Michael G. Lipsett
      Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada
    • Yollanda Villacampa
      Department of Applied Mathematics, University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain
    • Rosa Imelda Rojas Caldelas
      Faculty of Architecture and Design Mexicali, Autonomous University of Baja California, Baja California, Mexico
    • Margarito Quintero Nunez
      Autonomous University of Baja California, Institute of Engineering Mexicali, Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico
    • Anastasia G. Stergiadou
      Department of Forestry and Natural Environment, Faculty of Agriculture, Forestry and Natural Environment, Institute of Forest Engineering and Topography, Aristotles University of Thessaloniki, Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Introduction

    Sustainability as a result of the implementation of plan, policies, and programs [PPP] demonstrates the commitment of different stakeholders for the responsible exploitation and use of resources and development of projects and organizations aiming for an integrated and balanced interpretation of the social, economic and environmental pillars of sustainable development.

    As the variety of stakeholders groups become more aware of the social, economic, and environmental impacts due to the disturbance of the natural environment, public and private organizations are finding themselves in need for the development of integrated and balanced approaches to measure the progress made towards sustainability and the effectiveness of the strategies linking the PPP at the macro level with project level’s processes and procedures while meeting the stakeholders’ needs. The focus of this Special Issue includes the advances made towards measuring sustainability and each of its pillars. In the past 30 years, advances have been made in each pillar regarding the identification, assessment and mitigation of impacts; however, such progress varies among the social, economic, and environmental pillars. Additionally, sustainability as an integrated force demands for the implementation of assessment methodologies that consider the interconnectivity and dynamism of these three pillars instead of treating them as an isolated component area of knowledge.

    Topics:
    1. Sustainability dynamism
    2. Sustainability assessment - case studies
    3. Environmental rating systems
    4. Sustainability rating systems
    5. Integrated assessment methods
    6. Regulatory and policy
    7. Sustainability assessment management
    8. Sustainability assessment & stakeholders
    9. Multi-criteria decision making applied to sustainability
    10. Criteria & Sustainable development indicators (identification, selection, and measurement)
    11. Social, economic, and environmental assessment
    12. Fundamental and generic approaches & frameworks
    13. Continuous improvement and monitoring performance
    14. Sustainability performance benchmarking
    15. Sustainability management systems
    16. Metrics: Design, Implementation, and Effectiveness.
    17. Business and corporate social responsibility
    18. Modelling and Sustainability

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.ijsge.net/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.