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Date 16.09.2020 - 12.12.2020
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Call for papers: Dynamic Urban Centers and Sustainable Mountain Development

Mountain Research and Development is looking for papers that help understand urbanization in mountains and emerging new relations between rural mountain areas and urban centers in and outside mountains. Papers that propose ways of shaping these transformation processes to increase sustainability, as well as synthesis and comparative studies across several mountain regions are also highly welcome. Full papers are due by 7 December 2020.

With this focus issue, MRD aims to contribute to a better understanding of urbanization processes in mountains and emerging new patterns of interrelations between rural mountain areas and urban centers in and outside mountains. We also aim to present papers that propose ways of shaping these transformation processes such that they lead to greater sustainability in mountain regions around the world, in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development; as well as synthesis studies and comparative studies across several mountain regions. Accordingly, MRD invites contributions from scholars and development specialists for its 3 peer-reviewed sections:

MountainDevelopment (transformation knowledge): Papers should present systematically assessed experiences and research insights into ways of shaping the multiple interactions between urban centers and rural areas in mountains that benefit people living in both areas. Papers can present findings based on systematic evaluation of innovative policies or development approaches and interventions.

MountainResearch (systems knowledge): Papers should present empirical findings on the dynamics of urbanization in mountains and its impacts on mountain communities and ecosystems, as well as on the multiple interlinkages between urban centers and rural areas in mountains, eg on changes in material flows, power relations, and social practices. They also should discuss well-substantiated implications of these dynamics for sustainable mountain development.

MountainAgenda (target knowledge): Papers should provide well-referenced and up-to-date reviews of the state of the art on urbanization processes or the role of urban centers for sustainable development in mountains. Papers should conclude with agendas for future research or policy. Comparative studies of policies addressing urbanization processes and their implications on rural areas in mountains are highly welcome, as are reviews of work on the integration issues related to urban development in mountains in national or regional policies and strategies.

 

Further Information: 

https://www.mrd-journal.org/issue/dynamic-urban-centers-and-sustainable-mountain-development/

https://www.mrd-journal.org/