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Cities and Transport in the Mediterranean Region

Editor Special Issue:
Prof. Dr. George Giannopoulos, Transport Planner,
Professor Emeritus Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece
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Dear Colleagues,

I am sure that during your professional engagements in the past, you have come across the long-standing theory on human settlements known as Ekistics which established by the late architect-planner Konstantinos Doxiadis in the fifties and sixties. There was also an Ekistics magazine, published by the Athens Center of Ekistics, which for more than five decades provided scholarly as well as practitioner papers on human settlements and their related issues.

Currently, there is an ambitious new initiative by related scholars around the world to publish a follow-up version of the Ekistics journal under the title: Ekistics and the new habitatthe problems and science of human settlements.

The new journal seeks to understand the challenges and ideas facing people in new and emerging economies and give scholarly voice to ideas and critical reflections on common world-wide matters of concern affecting human settlements such as climate change, transport and traffic-related issues, big data networks, design, smart citizens / smart cities, and so on.

I have decided to assist this new project as a member of the Editorial Board and I am now supervising the development of a special issue dedicated to Transportation in the urban areas of the Mediterranean region. The title of the special issue is: “Cities and Transport in the Mediterranean Region”.

What we are looking for, are scholarly extended abstracts/essays of approximately 1000-1500 words raising issues, awareness or proposed solutions for the tackling of the problems facing traffic and transport in the urban areas of the Mediterranean countries. 
Typically, these essays would contain (indicatively): 
  • Introduction
  • Problem statement
  • Data/methodology/approach, to tackling the problem 
  • Preliminary or expected results
  • Conclusions
  • References
The expected authors are any interested scholar but typically post-grad students/researchers with their supervisors as mentors/coauthors. There will be a double-blind peer review of the submitted papers before publication. The main benefits for submitting them will be twofold: First, the publication of the extended scholarly abstract to a peer-reviewed magazine and secondly, they will serve as a tester short essay that informs how to write a full paper later (often for a higher citation journal).  

All issues of Ekistics and the New Habitat, seek to demonstrate awareness of and make specific reference to, key aspects of the United Nations’ Quito 2016 Agreement on the New Urban Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. Indeed, the Ekistics magazine and the Ekistics community has been invited in the past on many occasions by the UN-Habitat to present its ideas. Consequently, the Quito 2016 event invited the World Society for Ekistics – Oceanic Group Australia, to relaunch and convert the journal to a new online platform.

I warmly invite you to submit an extended abstract/essay on the above lines. The deadline to final submission is 31 March 2020. This Special Issue is scheduled for late 2020 release.

Sincerely,

Prof. Dr. George A. Giannopoulos,
Guest editor,  Cities and Transport of the Mediterranean Region
Email: ggian@academyofathens.gr
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Prof. George A. Giannopoulos is transportation planner, Professor emeritus of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki and corresponding member of the Academy of Athens. He is the immediate past Director of the Hellenic Institute of Transport, the National Transport research Organisation of Greece, which he founded and chaired for 15 years.
Prof. Giannopoulos has published over 250 papers, and 16 books, four of which in English. His two most recent books are:


1) “Publicly funded Transport research in the P.R. China, Japan and Korea”, published by Springer (2018)



2) “The accelerating Transport Innovation revolution: A global case study based analysis of current trends and experience”, published by Elsevier (2019).   



Prof. Dr. Giannopoulos Webpage:

http://giannopoulosgeorge1.academia.edu/
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