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Infrastructure Systems and the Environment: Sustainability, Circularity, and Resilience

Guest Editors:
Rebecca Dziedzic: Concordia University, Canada 
Fuzhan Nasiri: Concordia University, Canada

Submission Status: Closed   |   Submission Deadline: Closed

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Environmental Systems Research is calling for submissions to our Collection on Infrastructure Systems and the Environment: Sustainability, Circularity, and Resilience

Infrastructure is the backbone of society. It provides essential services, such as water, sewer, energy, transportation, etc. Mitigating the environmental impacts of infrastructure as well as their adaptation to climate change have emerged as key challenges in the 21st century due to an increasing pace of urbanization, diversity of infrastructure facilities, their capital intensity, long service life, interconnections, and criticality of these facilities and services. 

In the sense of these challenges, this special issue aims at publishing original papers on emerging research and practice in integrating and coordinating sustainability, circularity, and resilience dimensions to enhance environmental protection, reduce vulnerability to climate change, and improve resource efficiency and recovery in management of infrastructure facilities and services. The areas of particular interest are (but not limited to): 

  • Climate change adaptation and mitigation strategies in infrastructure management
  • Assessment and mitigation of environmental risks associated with construction and operation of infrastructure systems
  • Life cycle analysis applications to infrastructure management
  • Circular economy, resource conservation, efficiency, and recovery in infrastructure management
  • Infrastructure resilience and vulnerability to climate change
  • Green and/or natural infrastructure asset management

This Collection supports and amplifies research related to SDG 9.

  1. Qanats, as traditional and intelligent water infrastructures, have garnered attention across various scientific disciplines. However, a comprehensive, holistic view of Qanats remains elusive. This study aims t...

    Authors: Samira Abedi, Mojtaba Ansari, Mahdi Haghighatbin and Seyed Amir Mansouri
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2023 12:35
  2. In this study, Ethiopian households’ residential fuel usage and technological preferences are analyzed. For 2524 urban families, we use panel data from two waves of the Ethiopian Socioeconomic Survey (ESS). Ho...

    Authors: Nuredin Juhar, Gunnar Köhlin and Alemu Mekonnen
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2023 12:17
  3. Zimbabwe envisions being an upper-middle-income economy by the year 2030. The vision 2030 has infrastructure development as a stand-out pillar upon which it is founded. The vision envisages well-developed, mod...

    Authors: Justice Mundonde and Patricia Lindelwa Makoni
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2023 12:14
  4. Uptake of electric vehicles is accelerating as governments around the world aim to decarbonize transportation. However, swift and widespread electric vehicle (EV) adoption will require some degree of controlle...

    Authors: Robert Xu, Madeleine Seatle, Christopher Kennedy and Madeleine McPherson
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2023 12:11
  5. Landfills will likely remain an essential part of integrated solid waste management systems in many developed and developing countries for the foreseeable future. Further improvements are required to model the...

    Authors: Tahereh Malmir, Daniel Lagos and Ursula Eicker
    Citation: Environmental Systems Research 2023 12:6