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The Editor in Chief: Professor Anna Laura Pisello

Assistant Professor of Applied Physics at University of Perugia, Visiting scholar at Columbia University and City University of New York. Post-doc fellow, and Winner of four international academic awards, Professor in national summer courses for PhD students in Applied Physics, Professor in graduate master classes - University of Perugia, Research contributor, Virginia Tech University.

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Scope of the journal

Environmental Science and Sustainable Development (ESSD) is a peer-reviewed, scholarly journal that aims to systematically develop the minds of aspiring scholars who seek to contribute to the academic community. The focus of the journal is academic research in all fields of Environmental Sciences and Sustainable Development; it includes all topics related to energy, pollution, nature conservation, the effects of climate change, biodiversity and ecology, soil science, water resources, recycling and management, organic farming, forestry and integrated crop management, planning, landscape, and other topics related to the environment.


ESSD welcomes diverse approaches to innovative ideas that could potentially be a breakthrough in a particular field of study. To provide permanent archiving, ESSD is archived in the collaborative digital preservation archiving systems in Portico and in LOCKSS, as they provide access to permanent and authorized digital content for electronic scholarly journals.


In accordance with the definition of open access journal provided by BOAI, ESSD is a model of the fully open journal that allows global open access to its content which is freely available without charge to users and institutions. They are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose for non-commercial use, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author.

Vol 2, issue #2 (2017): Resilient Development toward a Sustainable Environment

This issue displays research that demonstrates an integration between resilience and sustainable development and beyond. Since both are indistinguishably linked, an investment in resilience or infrastructure is useful for a developed future and environment. Whether its food scarcity, climate change, issues of dry port, pollution, or loss/shortage of energy, a need to address key global challenges exists to shape a more sustainable future. The issue attracted a number of high-quality submissions from researchers in the field and disciplines that address the above-mentioned challenges and that includes the built environment and human behavior, dry ports as an approach to relocate city gateways to maximize efficiency, building technology that supports sustainable architecture, renewable materials, and environmental approaches that deal with architectural heritage.

Vol 3, issue #1 (2018): Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Development

ESSD's fourth issue discusses green infrastructure in depth as a significant factor for sustainable development. Known to be an economical, safe, and qualitative management of the natural water cycle, it encompasses greening, or the planting of trees, restoring wetlands and a way to benefit out of investments made. Green infrastructure in general is an improvement to the ecological situation, a promotion of domestic and inbound tourism as well as an improvement to living conditions for citizens. Since many communities across the world are working towards protecting their water quality, conserving, restoring and enhancing natural areas is a must. Such approaches to using green infrastructure strategies as an attempt to protect the environment and human health is a also a way to shape sustainable future communities.

Articles featured in this issue introduce green infrastructure as a solution to issues of sustainability in green spaces and beyond. The issue then explores several urban, environmental and cultural concerns, provides recommendations and set goals to protect the environment, improve public health and economical situations as well as prepare for impacts of climate change.

Vol 4, issue #1 (2019): Sustainable Engineering: Issues and Solutions

Sustainable engineering is a vast field that applies to all the branches of engineering and its derivatives. It requires practitioners to use energy and resources in a sustainable manner in the designing and operating phases to avoid compromising the environment in any way. All engineering disciplines should be engaged in sustainability by making sure all engineering-based projects live well within the limits of our finite planet. Practitioners should have a profound understanding of principles of resource efficiency, ecology, sustainable development and design along with their own fields. This can only be achieved by generating literature that highlights various issues and solutions related to sustainable engineering.
Announcements

"Green Infrastructure for Sustainable Development" has now been published. This issue discusses green infrastructure in depth as a significant factor for sustainable development. Articles featured in this issue introduce green infrastructure as a solution to issues of sustainability in green spaces and beyond. The issue then explores several urban, environmental and cultural concerns, provides recommendations and set goals to protect the environment, improve public health and economical situations as well as prepare for impacts of climate change.

Submissions to ESSD's next issue, "Sustainable Engineering: Issues and Solutions"are now open.

Sustainable engineering is a vast field that applies to all the branches of engineering and its derivatives. It requires practitioners to use energy and resources in a sustainable manner in the designing and operating phases to avoid compromising the environment in any way. All engineering disciplines should be engaged in sustainability by making sure all engineering-based projects live well within the limits of our finite planet. Practitioners should have a profound understanding of principles of resource efficiency, ecology, sustainable development and design along with their own fields. This can only be achieved by generating literature that highlights various issues and solutions related to sustainable engineering.