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Special Issue:

Sustainable Neighborhood Planning: Learnings from developing nations


Guest editor:

Dr. Ankhi Banerjee, RCGSIDM, IIT Kharagpur


Dr. Arkopal K. Goswami, RCGSIDM, IIT Kharagpur



Sustainable Habitat aims to enhance equity, affordability and accessibility for all stakeholders, thereby improving livability and Quality of Life. On one hand, Urbanization provides several benefits including access to infrastructure and improved quality of life, on the other hand, rapid pace of urbanization triggers negative externalities such as deteriorating quality of housing and mobility infrastructure, sprawl, leading to   declining quality of life of the residents. Several Urban Planning and Development schemes have been initiated and implemented in urban areas of India and other developing nations, such as Affordable housing solutions, Age friendly living, Child friendly cities, Rejuvenation of city core through provision and augmentation of basic infrastructure, Walkable Environments, Transit oriented Development, Development of micro-mobility schemes such as bicycle sharing, electrification of public transport, Enhancement of non-motorized transport infrastructure etc, which are often adopted from schemes generated in developed nations. Success of such schemes towards attaining the goal of sustainable development is often limited due to the absence of research on issues in developing nation context, detailing problems, lived realities and experiences, and highlighting indigenously developed solutions.  Thus, the focus of the special issue is projecting the major issues of urbanization, urban design, urban planning, infrastructure planning and development within developing nations, particularly -India for sustainable solutions and improving livability. The special issue will provide a unique opportunity for disseminating knowledge on successful case studies centered in developing nations such as India. Original research article is invited on the following topics – 


Subject Coverage

1. Housing affordability driven livability, 

2. Accessibility and neighborhood planning,  

3. Livable Urban Space: Role of Infrastructure,

4. Sustainable Neighborhood Design,

5. Green Infrastructure and Active Travel,

6. Transit Oriented Development,

7. Public Space Network: pattern of development and morphology


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 abstracts: April 20, 2023

Deadline for full paper submission: July 30, 2023


Manuscript submission information

Abstracts of 300 words or 2500 charactersare invited on any of the seven sub-themes,which should be submitted directly at


Kindly refer to the Journal website for further information-;;;


Selected abstracts should be invited for full paper submission via ScholarOne for the Journal.

Each author has to follow the Journal’s Guide for the Authors for full paper submission.