The Introduction of the Special Issue

Urban transportation has evolved over time around the world, especially in the advent of urbanization in cities. As the movement of people contributes towards the efficiency and sustainability of cities we look at how Planning Support Systems (PSS) can assist in fostering future spatial planning in developing countries. As a focus, we look specifically on how the location of smart multi modal transport can form part of building and unlocking the potential of smart cities to incorporate bus transit, rail transportation as well as none motorised transport. It is therefore the purpose of this special issue to focus on PSS in urban transportation and its usefulness to foster future spatial planning to build smart cities.


The Research Scope of the Special Issue

·Smart transportation

·Planning Support Systems

·Future Urban Planning

·Spatial Planning

·Developing cities

·Geographic Information Systems

·Multi Modal Transport and construction


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Submitted articles should not be published or under review elsewhere.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: January , 2020


The Lead Guest Editor

Baleseng Tlholohelo Mokoena

Baleseng T. Mokoena is a Senior Town Planning Technician (GIS) at the Ekurhuleni Department of Human Settlements. Her main responsibilities are to identify well located land for Human Settlement Development and assist in housing policy research. She completed her under and postgrad degree in Town and Regional Planning from the University of Johannesburg and is currently completing her Masters in the Built Environment (Housing) with the University of Witwatersrand. With lecturing experience, her research interests focus on the application of GIS in informal settlement upgrading, Urban Planning and Transport Planning, post 1994 in South Africa and Africa.