Tema. Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environmentvol

Tema - Journal of Land Use, Mobility and Environment offers researches, applications and contributions with a unified approach to planning and mobility. From 2016, TeMA is a scientific journal in A category by ANVUR (excellent scientific journal according to Italian National Agency for the Evaluation of Universities and Research Institutes). TeMA Journal has also received the Sparc Europe Seal for Open Access Journals released by Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition (SPARC Europe) and the Directory of Open Access Journals (DOAJ). From 2015, the articles published on TeMA are included in the Core Collection of Web of Science.

  • TeMA Special Issue (2023) What transition for cities? Scientific debate, research, approaches and good practices


    The current challenges (climate change, pandemic, social divide, lack of resources, economic crisis, population ageing, depopulation of inland areas) affecting cities require a global renewal of methodologies, approaches, tools, policies and behaviours, calling into action all urban actors (planners, decision-makers, investors, city-users, citizens). The convergence point identified as a possible solution, both in the academic and political spheres, refers to the "transition" towards more sustainable, resilient and compatible management, governance and use of cities. With this input being accepted, TeMA Journal aims to investigate possible scenarios of urban transition inviting scholars, professionals, technicians, and urban actors to present contributions

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  • TeMA Special Issue (2023) Urban inequalities


    The unavoidable current and near-future challenges, which require defining strategies and actions that can effectively support the evolution of urban and territorial systems, also contribute to widening the historically existing inequalities between different countries and, at the same time, generate additional ones even within the same state or city. At the urban level, these disparities are due also to the diversity of access to services, infrastructure and urban places, as well as the origin from a specific territorial area (center vs. periphery) and could be furtherly accentuated by unforeseen and uncontrolled global pandemics.

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  • TeMA Special Issue (2023) Burn or sink. The planning and management of the land


    Throughout the summer of 2022, several alarming episodes related to the growing climate and energy crises have exposed vulnerabilities in the social and economic organization of the territories. While the appropriate regenerative, adaptative, and mitigative actions must be carried out for cities, other approaches should be pursued simultaneously regarding the natural resources present in the territory. In particular, water, food (hence, soil), and energy, which are often exchanged with other territories. Natural resources are one of the bases of the economy of a territory and can come to represent its identity, especially when they can be used to obtain high value-added goods which are recognized outside their place of origin. Furthermore, they represent an indicator of the equilibrium between environment and man in a territory. Natural resources are the focus of global attention, as indicated in the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the environmental action programs of the European Community.


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  • TeMA vol. 16 (2023) - Call for Papers


    The climatic, social, economic, health and resources changes, that are increasingly challenging our cities, require the identification and implementation of strategies to increase the liveability, competitiveness and sustainable performance of urban systems and adaptation actions aimed at improving their resilience. Humanity’s success in addressing such phenomena will be largely determined by what happens in cities.

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  • Covid-19 vs City-22


    This new temporary section comes from the discussions and scientific works arising by the reflections and considerations proposed in the TeMA Special Issue Covid-19 vs City-22, which collected contributes of some Italian researchers and technicians on the scenarios, insights, reasoning, and research on the relations between the City and the impacts of Covid-19 pandemic, questioning about the development of a different vision and a general rethinking of the city.

    For this call for paper, the journal welcomes papers that explore the experiences and innovative methods and tools proposed at the urban and territorial level during the Covid-19 crisis, trying to understand relationships between “urban planning” and spread of infection considering the long-term impacts and perspectives that the pandemic is highlighting in the different worldwide contexts.

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  • General Call: Papers in Transport, Land Use and Environment


    The Journal welcomes papers on topics at the interdisciplinary intersection of transport and land use, including research from the domains of engineering, planning, modelling, behaviour, economics, geography, regional science, sociology, architecture and design, urban accessibility, territorial and urban competitiveness, resilience, real estate, network science, and complex systems.

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