The quantity and quality of available resources determine the size and the oscillating patterns of urban economies, populations and assets. The globality of these processes is addressed to as "urban metabolism", strictly interlinked with the development and sustainability of business models within and around cities.
The mission of Urban Resource Management is to cover concepts of sustainable economies and communities, with focus on ecological aspects availability and quality of energy and material resources within urban systems (food chain, housing, transportation, commerce, health, air and water quality, among others) as well as outside them (agricultural and industrial production, waste management, surface and ground water integrity, landscape, surrounding ecosystems), thus setting opportunities and limits to further development and wellbeing of both urban and rural populations. Focal points are based on innovative economic and business models capable to decrease resource and environmental degradation as well as to recover and regenerate waste and residues, environmental systems and landscapes.In order to properly address aspects of sustainability of urban systems, scientific high-quality original articles, review articles, policy briefs, editorials and short contribution articles are considered for publication within the following subjects:
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Urban Resource Management welcomes submissions of the following article types: Case Report, Correction, Data Report, General Commentary, Hypothesis and Theory, Methods, Mini Review, Original Research, Policy and Practice Reviews, Policy Brief, Review, Specialty Grand Challenge and Systematic Review.
All manuscripts must be submitted directly to the section Urban Resource Management, where they are peer-reviewed by the Associate and Review Editors of the specialty section.
Articles published in the section Urban Resource Management will benefit from the Frontiers impact and tiering system after online publication. Authors of published original research with the highest impact, as judged democratically by the readers, will be invited by the Chief Editor to write a Frontiers Focused Review - a tier-climbing article. This is referred to as "democratic tiering". The author selection is based on article impact analytics of original research published in all Frontiers specialty journals and sections. Focused Reviews are centered on the original discovery, place it into a broader context, and aim to address the wider community across all of Sustainable Cities.
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