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The Use of Digital Architectural Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation

Guest Editor:

Shahryar Habibi: University of Ferrara, Ferrara, Italy

Submission Status: Open   |   Submission Deadline: 28 February 2024

City, Territory and Architecture is calling for submissions to our Collection on The Use of Digital Architectural Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation.

One of the most perplexing aspects of digital methods is the ability to gain a deeper understanding of landscape compositions and their spatial-visual characteristics. The goal of this collection is to identify information gaps, potential strategies, and possible barriers to the adoption of digital architectural approaches and practices that anticipate, and plan for future climate change impacts on the natural and built environment.  In order to break down the barriers of using digital methods in the practice of architectural design, it is essential to develop applications that show their potential and added value in a practical design context. This collection aims to provide an overview of some useful digital architectural approaches such as point cloud modeling techniques, building information models and GIS-based approaches to climate change adaptation and mitigation.

Climate change is already altering the environment. Existing and potential impacts include shifts in precipitation and temperature, sea level rise and more frequent/pronounced flooding, saltwater intrusion, and changes in storm patterns. This collection highlights how digital architectural approaches identify general principles for demonstrating the potentially powerful role that digital methods can play in helping citizens to see and foresee climate change in their local environments. This collection emphasizes the importance of designing visible solutions and the possibility of seeing and recognizing climate change, and the need to consider not only climate change impacts but also its causes.

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This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 11.

There are currently no articles in this collection.

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This Collection welcomes submission of Research Articles. Before submitting your manuscript, please ensure you have read our submission guidelines. Articles for this Collection should be submitted via our submission system. During the submission process, under the section additional information, you will be asked whether you are submitting to a Collection, please select "The Use of Digital Architectural Approaches to Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation" from the dropdown menu.

Articles will undergo the journal’s standard peer-review process and are subject to all of the journal’s standard policies. Articles will be added to the Collection as they are published.

The Guest Editors have no competing interests with the submissions which they handle through the peer review process. The peer review of any submissions for which the Guest Editors have competing interests is handled by another Editorial Board Member who has no competing interests.