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Special Issue on: “Urban modeling for spatial planning"

International Review for Spatial Planning and Sustainable Development

(IRSPSD International)

Guest Editor: Dr. Yan MA, Kanazawa University (Corresponding Editor)


The urban modeling work, which integrates constrained economic demand, land use development, transportation and environmental issues, is able to describe potential spatial urban growth processes. Using urban model, the spatial planning work proposed by local urban planning, land management, and environmental protection departments can be combined in the same platform to visualize possible spatial patterns of urban growth. We attempt to provide an insight on urban models to integrate spatial planning with different aspects of urban and social system in order to study the dynamic, interactive influences between different departments in local government such as economic, land use, transportation and environment.

In this issue, we have focused on how to apply urban models to aid local governments in investigating growth possibilities through urban modeling in planning practice rather than in model building and validation.


Subject Coverage


Urban modeling for spatial planning including the following aspects:

Nature resource and economic development

Transportation and land use

Landscape and spatial information

Environmental issue and disaster


Notes for Prospective Authors


Submitted papers should not have been previously published nor be currently under consideration for publication elsewhere.

All papers are refereed through a double-blind review process. A guide for authors, sample copies and other relevant information for submitting papers are available on the manuscript submission page


Important Dates


Deadline for submission of manuscripts: 30 September, 2011

Communication of peer review to authors: 20 November, 2011

Deadline for revised manuscripts: 28 February 2012