Special Issue “Smart Cities and Positive Energy Districts: Urban Perspectives in 2020”

A special issue of Energies (ISSN 1996-1073). This special issue belongs to the section “Energy and Buildings“.

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2020.

Special Issue Editor

Dr. Paola Clerici Maestosi Website
Guest Editor
ENEA – SMART ENERGY DIVISION, Energy Technologies Department, via Martiri di Monte Sole 4, 40129 Bologna, Italy
Interests: sustainable development; sustainability; urban development; urban planning; urban sustainability; renewable energy technologies; land use planning; architecture; sustainable architecture

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The FOREWORD of Special issue 1|2018 highlighted the aim of this Special Issue Series, which was—and still is—to support the growth of our research network in the EC framework.

According to this, our ambition is to publish the most promising research and innovation projects that EERA JPSC partners set up in the framework of H2020 Programme, to draw attention to the fact that EERA JPSC is one of the strongest voices in this research area in Europe capable of highlighting different points of view and solutions.

The Scientific Board for the Special Issue Series invites high achievers, professors, researchers, and scholars to contribute their original works in the form of applied research and case studies (national/international RD&I projects; real solutions at national level implemented/in operation or implementation stage or planning stage) as well as theoretical studies on the following topics:

  • Smart energy communities supporting the low carbon energy transition
  • Smart cities experiences
  • Positive energy district dimension

Dr. Paola Clerici Maestosi
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.

Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Energies is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 1800 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI’s English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.