International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making
- Editor in Chief
- Prof. Maria Claudia Lucchetti
- ISSN online
- ISSN print
- 4 issues per year
IJEPDM focuses on environmental policy and decision making and the associated consequences at local, national and global levels. The journal provides a trans-disciplinary and multi-stakeholder approach for environmental and development problems.
Topics covered include
- Multicriteria assessment of environmental policy/ecological economics/technologies
- Stakeholders' role in environmental policy/ecological economics/technology implementation
- Decision making for future environmental technology/policy/management strategies
- Participatory decision making in the waste sector/environmental pollution/sustainable development
- Integration of policies and research in the waste sector/environmental pollution/sustainable development
- Environmental impact analysis in the waste sector, pollution and development
- Biodiversity and climate change
- Future scenarios and global consequences
- Case studies analysis
ObjectivesThe objectives of IJEPDM are to establish an effective channel of communication between policy and decision makers, executives and professionals working in government, industry, commerce and related businesses dealing with environment and sustainable development, and to provide a forum for them to disseminate information and to learn from each other's work.
Professionals, academics, managers, researchers and policy and decision makers.
IJEPDM publishes original and review papers, technical reports, case studies, conference reports, management reports, book reviews, notes, commentaries and news. Contributions may be by submission or invitation, and suggestions for Special Issues and publications are welcome.
Editor in Chief
- Lucchetti, Maria Claudia, University of Roma Tre, Italy
- Monni, Salvatore, Roma Tre University, Italy
- Arcese, Gabriella, Niccolò Cusano University, Italy
Editorial Board Members
- Avval, Seyed Hashem Mousavi, The Ohio State University, USA
- Chen, Zhi, Concordia University, Canada
- Chiacchierini, Ernesto, Accademia Italiana di Scienze Merceologiche (AISME), Italy
- de Castro, Juan A., Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
- Foltynovich, Zenon, Uniwersytet Ekonomiczny W Poznaniu , Poland
- Hoogervorst, Arend, Eagle Environmental, South Africa
- Koroneos, Christopher J., National Technical University of Athens, Greece
- Liao, Hua, Beijing Institute of Technology (BIT), China
- Merli, Carlo, Sapienza University, Italy
- Muthu, Subramanian Senthilkannan, SGS (HK) Limited, Hong Kong SAR, China
- Pamfilie, Rodica, Bucharest Academy of Economic Studies, Romania
- Pieper, Thomas, Carl von Ossietzky University of Oldenburg, Germany
- Radonjič, Gregor, University of Maribor, Slovenia
- Renzulli, Pietro, University of Bari Aldo Moro, Italy
- Telles do Carmoo, Breno Barros, Federal University of the Semi-Arid Region, Brazil
- Traverso, Marzia, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
- Vogel, Gerhard, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
- Yuvaraja, T., Channabasaveshwara Institute of Technology, India
- Zamagni, Alessandra, Italian National Agency for k0k Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA), Italy
A few essentials for publishing in this journal
- Submitted articles should not have been previously published or be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.
- Conference papers may only be submitted if the paper has been completely re-written (more details available here) and the author has cleared any necessary permissions with the copyright owner if it has been previously copyrighted.
- Briefs and research notes are not published in this journal.
- All our articles go through a double-blind review process.
- All authors must declare they have read and agreed to the content of the submitted article. A full statement of our Ethical Guidelines for Authors (PDF) is available.
- There are no charges for publishing with Inderscience, unless you require your article to be Open Access (OA). You can find more information on OA here.
- All articles for this journal must be submitted using our online submissions system.
Improving European smart cities
15 October, 2020
The rush to urbanisation is inevitably characterised by more and more city dwellers. As population densities increase old infrastructure becomes less effective, less efficient. Air and water quality are compromised, public waste management is over-burdened, and the cities become decreasingly dependent on non-renewable energies and unsustainable systems. There is little time, capacity or resources available to ensure the growth takes into account environmental factors and addresses the issue of quality of life for those city dwellers. The notion of a smart city might sound quite futuristic but there is an urgency now to face the problems of urbanisation with smart tools and systems rather than clinging to archaic ways. Smart cities could ultimately help us reduce road traffic congestion through improved public transport systems while the digitalisation of many public services would improve management of resources and waste in ways that have not been possible before. Research published in the International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making has assessed the state-of-art definitions of the so-called smart city and offers a critical reflection of this paradigm for urban growth [...]