Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Megacities - Intelligence, Sustainable and Resilience Built Environment


Sara Shirowzhan

UNSW Sydney

Sharifeh Sargolzae

Isfahan University of Art


Infrastructure Planning Construction Big Data Analytics Artificial Intelligence Smart Cities Smart Transportation Green and Sustainability Rapid Urbanization Disaster Management Real Estate Growth and Governance

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About the book

A Megacity refers to a city with over 10 million population. While other publications focused on conceptual topics of megacities, this book tends to consider innovation in megacities and present current challenges or lessons of associated with the current megacities. In particular, this book is welcome to studies investigating what cities can be a megacity in the current decade and discusses facilitators or impediments of such a growth. This book invites designers, architects, urban planners, construction and property developers and scholars to share their ideas, case studies, lessons and investigations outcome with readers. This book covers a wider range of sub-topics which may a megacity would be associated with or affected from including: managerial and planning topics,
sustainability, financial and social investigations, and disruptive technologies. This book also covers urban resilience by considering different factors: health and wellbeing; economy and society; infrastructure and environment; leadership and strategy.

As a self-contained collection of scholarly papers, the book will target an audience of practicing researchers, academics, PhD students and other scientists. Since it will be published as an Open Access publication, it will allow unrestricted online access to chapters with no reading or subscription fees.

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: June 17th 2020

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: September 6th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: November 25th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: January 24th 2021

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About the editor

Samad M.E. Sepasgozar

UNSW Sydney

Dr. Samad M.E. Sepasgozar is a senior lecturer in digital construction and property management who has published more than 100 trending papers in the last seven years. He has been granted funds as chief investigator for different projects on the application of advanced technologies. Dr. Sepasgozar has a strong background in developing smart technologies for the built environment. His work has been recognized by world leaders, as evidenced by 'best paper’” awards for some of his publications in high-quality journals and world-class conferences. He is an editorial board member for a leading Q1 journal, and guest editor and reviewer of many high-ranked journals focusing on innovation and smart technologies.

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