Call for Chapters: Solutions for Sustainability Through Peri-Urbanization Processes


Vasco Barbosa, University Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Faculties of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa, Portugal
Mónica Marcela Suárez Pradilla, Julio Garavito Colombian School of Engineering University, Colombia

Call for Chapters

Proposals Submission Deadline: April 28, 2024
Full Chapters Due: July 21, 2024
Submission Date: July 21, 2024


This groundbreaking volume delves into the multifaceted challenges and opportunities arising from urban development and peri-urbanization processes in these regions, offering a nuanced understanding of how environmental transformations are reshaping urban landscapes. By examining the intricate relationships between human settlements and natural ecosystems, this book provides invaluable insights into the sustainable management of urban peripheries in the face of accelerating climate change. Drawing upon interdisciplinary perspectives and cutting-edge research, it offers a holistic analysis of the complex interactions between urbanization patterns, ecological systems, and socioeconomic dynamics, ultimately providing policymakers, urban planners, and researchers with actionable strategies to foster resilient and inclusive urban development.


Through a multidisciplinary lens, this book will aim to explores the evolving dynamics of urban development and peri-urbanization processes, shedding light on the challenges and opportunities posed by environmental transformations in these rapidly urbanizing regions, namely Global South. By examining the intricate relationships between human settlements, natural ecosystems, and climate variability, this volume offers a comprehensive understanding of how urban landscapes are being reshaped and the implications for sustainable development.

This publication serves as a vital resource for policymakers, urban planners, researchers, and practitioners seeking to navigate the complexities of urbanization and climate change in the global South, fostering more equitable and resilient urban futures.

Target Audience

With contributions from leading scholars and practitioners, it provides an insightful analysis of strategies for enhancing the resilience and adaptive capacity of urban peripheries, while promoting the delivery of ecosystem services to local communities.

It is intended to be utilized as a comprehensive reference and guidebook for a wide range of purposes within the realms of policymaking, urban planning, research, academia, and practical application. Policymakers and urban planners can draw upon the insights and recommendations presented in the book to inform policy formulation, urban development strategies, and land-use planning decisions aimed at promoting resilience, sustainability, and social equity in urban peripheries. Researchers and academics can leverage the book's interdisciplinary perspectives and empirical findings to advance scholarly inquiry, develop new research agendas, and contribute to academic discourse on urbanization, climate change, and ecosystem dynamics. Practitioners and stakeholders involved in community development projects, environmental conservation initiatives, and climate resilience programs can utilize the book's practical recommendations and best practices to design and implement interventions that enhance the well-being of urban communities while safeguarding natural ecosystems.

Recommended Topics

Main topics:
i - Urbanization and Ecosystem Services: Interactions, Challenges, and Opportunities;
ii - Peri-Urbanization Processes: Trends, Impacts, and Policy Responses;
iii - Climate Change Adaptation Strategies for Urban Peripheries;
iv - The Role of Green Infrastructure in Enhancing Urban Resilience;
v - Community-Based Approaches to Sustainable Urban Development;

Main sub-topics:
1. Urban development in the global South
2. Peri-urbanization processes
3. Climate change impacts on urban peripheries
4. Urban landscape transformations
5. Ecosystem services provision and management
6. Sustainable urban planning and design
7. Green infrastructure and ecological restoration
8. Social equity and inclusion in urban development
9. Community-based approaches to resilience-building
10. Policy frameworks for sustainable urban development

Submission Procedure

Researchers and practitioners are invited to submit on or before April 28, 2024, a chapter proposal of 1,000 to 2,000 words clearly explaining the mission and concerns of his or her proposed chapter. Authors will be notified by May 12, 2024 about the status of their proposals and sent chapter guidelines.Full chapters are expected to be submitted by July 21, 2024, and all interested authors must consult the guidelines for manuscript submissions at prior to submission. All submitted chapters will be reviewed on a double-blind review basis. Contributors may also be requested to serve as reviewers for this project.

Note: There are no submission or acceptance fees for manuscripts submitted to this book publication, Solutions for Sustainability Through Peri-Urbanization Processes. All manuscripts are accepted based on a double-blind peer review editorial process.

All proposals should be submitted through the eEditorial Discovery® online submission manager.


This book is scheduled to be published by IGI Global (formerly Idea Group Inc.), an international academic publisher of the "Information Science Reference" (formerly Idea Group Reference), "Medical Information Science Reference," "Business Science Reference," and "Engineering Science Reference" imprints. IGI Global specializes in publishing reference books, scholarly journals, and electronic databases featuring academic research on a variety of innovative topic areas including, but not limited to, education, social science, medicine and healthcare, business and management, information science and technology, engineering, public administration, library and information science, media and communication studies, and environmental science. For additional information regarding the publisher, please visit This publication is anticipated to be released in 2025.

Important Dates

April 28, 2024: Proposal Submission Deadline
May 12, 2024: Notification of Acceptance
July 21, 2024: Full Chapter Submission
September 1, 2024: Review Results Returned
September 29, 2024: Final Acceptance Notification
October 6, 2024: Final Chapter Submission


Vasco Barbosa
University Polytechnic of Viana do Castelo, Portugal. Faculties of Humanities, University of Johannesburg, South Africa

Mónica Marcela Suárez Pradilla
Julio Garavito Colombian School of Engineering University


Life Sciences; Social Sciences and Humanities; Physical Sciences and Engineering
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