This electronic journal is promoted by the "City Territory and Environment" Network and edited by Centre of Land Policy and Valuations (CPSV) from the Polytechnic University of Catalonia.
This journal is addressed to a multidisciplinar public: architects, engineers, geographers, economists, sociologists, environmentalists, and in general the urban and real-state experts.
ACE will be spreaded by especialized media diffusion (Universities, Investigation centers, I+D enterprise departments, etc.) of advanced investigations in the following fields:
Architectonic and urban heritage: Restoration, rehabilitation and intervention of architectonic and urban heritage.
Urban History: Historical evolution analysis of cities, of its physical, economic, social, cultural transformations. Principles and methods evolution for urban planning and land and urban management.
Urban and land studies: Urban and land structure analysis. Cities system and metropolitan areas. Urbanization and building models and morphologies.
Planning and land and city management: Land and urban planning, urban management and planning execution.
Land politics and housing: Landuse, generation and recovering of plusvalues, housing planning and social integral housing, etc.
Planning, transport management and urban mobility analysis and mobility management.
Land and city administration: Land organization, smart administration techniques for urban and land administration reality, social cohesion and participation "Governance".
Urban ecology: urban and land ecosystem, materia, energy and information flows analysis and diagnosis.
Urban environment and sustainability: urban life quality and sustainability, environmental diagnosis of urban and land planning, sustainable planning and management of cities, sustainable mobility.
Energy, architecture and city: quality and confort analysis and control of the urban and architectonic environments.
Environmental behaviour of buildings and urban systems: thermic, light and acoustic valuation of architectonic and urbanistic spaces: techniques of energy enhancement of the architecture and its environs; integration of energy renewal systems.
Urban and environmental valuation: Land and real estate valuation, feasibility study of economic and social projects integrated to land and urban interventions.
Information city and society: land and urban transformation analysis of the society information era, "knowledge city".
Geographic and land information systems: Urban and land management and analysis, via new technologies. GIS and Remote Sensing.
Urban representation:Graphic expresion of city and land, geometry and 3D model, color and shape of city architecture.
Virtual city and heritage: Aplication of virtual reality (VR), Increased reality in the analysis and architectonic heritage representation, and city and land new technologies.
The former topics will be structured in five basic sections:
Article's Section. This section is destinated to large contributions that as objective the discussion of great relevance theoretical or empirical topics framed in the last description.
This section is intended to fall within one specific contributions of the research areas proposed above. The appearance of this section is possible.
Doctoral and Msc. Thesis Section. This section is destinated to give publicity to PhD works that have been defended in public.
Section Notes. In this section will be published articles or short notes que have as objective the reflexion around the policies that affect directly to the territori, to land policy, housing and environment in general.
Just as general reflections on these themes or critical reviews that summarize other papers.
Legislation section. In this section it will give publicity, and in the case will be published, the molt relevant laws in the topics related by the journal. The appearance of this section is possible.
ACE will be published in two versions: 1) English and 2) Languages: Spanish, Catalan, French, Italian and Portuguese.
For this reason, those effects, authors will send their accepted and definitive manuscripts in English language and in its original latin language.
The magazine will have available, apart of the Editorial Committee, a Scientific Council composed by international experts. The editorial board is composed by both an Editorial Committee and an International Scientific Council.
Director: Josep Roca Cladera (UPC, Barcelona)
Editorial Manager: Carlos Marmolejo Duarte (UPC, Barcelona)
At this moment, it is count with the "Oficina Española de Patentes y Marcas", while global protection it is being processed by the World Intelectual Property Organization (OMPI/WIPO). Nevertheless the International Standard Serial Number Office (ISSN) has given the following numbers ISSN: 1886-4805 (electronic version) and 1887-7052 (paper version).
The article contents and their coments are authors exclusive liability, and do not reflect necessarily the journal editor comitee's opinion. All ACE published works, could only be published entirely or partially through an editor authorisation.
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