Sustainability (Journal)

  • Shohel Amin (Guest Editor)
  • Bertha Santos (Guest Editor)
  • Serkan Tapkin (Guest Editor)
  • Rahat Iqbal (Guest Editor)

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial workEditorial activity


Dear Colleagues,

Air pollution, caused by vehicular traffic, as well as emissions from road construction and maintenance (which is often overlooked) has a detrimental effect on the environment and the health of the population. As a result of the demographic growth of large cities, urban air pollution has become increasingly affected by traffic-related emissions in recent years. Emissions of inhalable particulate matter (PM) from road traffic are responsible for most of the exceedances of the Air Quality Limit Values established by the European legislation for the protection of human health (2008/50/EC; EEA, 2010). These impacts are sometimes seen as localised matters and treated by reducing the levels of certain pollutants, rather than being viewed as a systemic problem that needs to be addressed at a policy and planning level. Vehicle electrification, as well as efficient engine and power management systems research, is currently aiming to reduce vehicular emissions.

This Special Issue will combine research papers from a variety of backgrounds to address the air-quality challenge in the road–vehicle interface and the mechanism to improve the community’s resilience. It is unique in its consideration of infrastructure, vehicles and community resilience.

Original research articles and reviews are welcome. Research areas may include (but are not limited to) the following:

- Urban built environment and traffic congestion;
- Modelling the interface between road-vehicle air-quality emissions, exposure and health impacts;
- Traffic simulation and congestion;
- Road construction and sustainable road materials;
- Road work and traffic congestions;
- Critical foresight into emerging air pollution challenges and the associated health risks;
- Understanding and quantifying human behavioural change and practices and how to use communication and technology interventions to limit exposure routes and mitigate health risks;
- Evidence-based tools through open data and tools in order to stimulate policy and regulatory innovation;
- Sustainable products and services to reduce air pollution for vehicles and road construction;
- Big data analytical tools to measure and control emissions;
- Smart and sustainable management of road infrastructure;
- Sustainable mobility for healthy cities (active transportation, public transport, etc.).
Period30 Dec 2022
Type of journalJournal
Degree of RecognitionInternational


  • vehicle emission
  • sustainable urban development
  • traffic congestion
  • sustainable road materials
  • sustainable road construction technologies
  • big data
  • transport planning
  • air pollution

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Environmental Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Decision Sciences(all)