Call for Papers on Urban Resilience

The journal S.A.P.I.EN.S is accepting articles (due May 30, 2013) for its special issue on urban resilience. 

See full call below for details:


GUEST EDITORS: Damien SERRE (Paris-Est University), Bruno BARROCA (Paris-Est University), Eric DUCHEMIN ([VertigO]/UQAM).

/S.A.P.I.EN.S/ is accepting articles for a special issue on "Resilient Cities" which will primarily publish review articles covering the various aspects of urban resilience.

Suitable topics for this special issue include, but are not limited to:

·          Risk and vulnerability assessment methods

·          Resilient infrastructures indicators

·          Resilience planning and policy making

·          Assessment of impacts and costs

·          Social resilience

·          Governance for resilience

·          Financing resilience

·          Integrated cost assessment

·          Resilient urban infrastructures (water supply, energy supply, solid waste management, transport)

·          etc.

Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere. All papers are refereed through a peer review process.

Please consult our Instructions for authors[1] for detailed style and content guidelines. Authors who are uncertain about the suitability of a prospective article are encouraged to send a short synopsis to

Please feel free to suggest up to five potential referees. Referees should not be from the same organization or institution as the authors, nor have collaborated recently on the same project.

The deadline for initial manuscript submissions IS MAY 30, 2013. Please contact us if you would like to submit a manuscript at a later date, providing a tentative date for submission.

Publication in French is also possible with our partner [VertigO] - la revue électronique en sciences de l'environnement. See the associated Call for Paper: "La résilience en action dans les territoires urbains".[2]