The Introduction of the Special Issue

In the context of the growing number of inhabitants within the city's structures the settlements are changing. We accept the changes, destroy squares and city centers, we push the greenery and trees  further away from us on the periphery. In the chaos theory, the butterfly effect is the sensitive dependence on initial conditions. Small change in one state can result in large differences in a later state.

Urban Transportation & Construction is a fully peer-reviewed international open-access journal, focusing on problematic of climate change, heat island, lack of green and blue infrastructure in urban structures, water management and stress, building certification, criteria for legislation, types of green and sustainable constructions  etc. The aim of the journal is to put together this information. The journal aims at establishing a bridge between theory and practice, collecting small changes and ideas that might result in large differences. Promote rapid communication and exchange among scholars, architects, engineers and administrators.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

·Climate change principles for architects and policymakers

·Impact of the urban transportation on city heat island

·Urban transportation and construction as a tool to cool city

·Architecture and construction of sponge cities

·Adapting urban transportation and construction to presence of nature

·Managing water for future cities using urban transportation


Submission guidelines

All papers should be submitted via the Urban Transportation and Construction submission system:

Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere. All submissions will be subject to the journal’s standard peer review process. Criteria for acceptance include originality, contribution, scientific merit and relevance to the field of interest of the Special Issue.


Important Dates

Paper Submission Due:April , 2020


The Lead Guest Editor

Zuzana Poorova

Ing. arch. Zuzana Poorova, PhD. Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Civil Engineering at the Technical University in Košice. After graduating the Faculty of Arts, she joined PhD. under the direction of prof. Vranayova. The subject of her dissertation thesis and current research specializes in green roofs and their retention qualities. She is the author of a case study, Map of Green Roofs of Kosice. The subject of its research is the use of 4 infrastructures in the design of the building, or the urban area with an emphasis on greenery and water. She regularly teaches subjects such as architectural composition, architectural design, interior and urbanism.