Future Challenges in the Framework of Integrated and Sustainable Environmental Planning: Case Studies and Innovative Proposals

  1. Salvador García-Ayllón Veintimilla ed. lit. 1
  2. Antonio Espín Tomás ed. lit. 1
  1. 1 Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Universidad Politécnica de Cartagena

    Cartagena, España

    ROR https://ror.org/02k5kx966

ISBN: 978-3-0365-7381-6 978-3-0365-7380-9

Year of publication: 2023

Type: Book

DOI: 10.3390/BOOKS978-3-0365-7381-6 GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

Sustainable development goals


The environmental planning of territory has become an indispensable tool in today’s society. The complexity and dynamism of the processes of pollution and the alteration of territory are phenomena that require new, more comprehensive environmental policies and integrated and integrative approaches. This changing context forces administrations and researchers in this field to develop increasingly sophisticated and demanding frameworks. However, these actions must be carried out considering the increasingly multidisciplinary nature of these phenomena and assuming the principle of reality that forces them to be socially and economically sustainable. This Special Issue includes contributions involving innovative approaches or relevant case studies regarding environmental policy and management in topics such as sustainability frameworks linked to the optimization of land and resource consumption; socioecological approaches to solve environmental problems; protected area policies and management; risk analysis derived from the human anthropization of natural resources; regulatory applications with the aim of integrating environmental knowledge (e.g., EUINSPIRE Directive); or the spatial analysis of diffuse pollution phenomena, among others. Innovative methodologies, frameworks, or significant results from relevant case studies related to all these topics were welcomed, and similar articles were also considered for publication if they fit within the scope of this Special Issue.