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Cities as Complex Systems Call for Papers

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Submit to PLOS ONE to get your research on cities in front of a global, interdisciplinary audience. Submission deadline has been extended to September 4, 2020.

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Sep 4 2020
SCOPE

Cities are centres of human interactions and the innovations that arise from them. Urbanization has led to many positive developments for society, but also contributes to many of our most pressing challenges, from sustainability and climate change to poverty and inequality. Concepts from complex systems and network theory provide valuable approaches to further our understanding of the processes which drive how cities form, grow, and operate as environments which are more than the sum of their parts.

With its commitment to open access, and rigorous, reproducible research, PLOS ONE is the ideal venue for interdisciplinary complexity science. We are therefore excited to announce a Call for Papers on Cities as Complex Systems, bringing together researchers across scientific disciplines to build a collection of complex systems and networks research applied to questions in urban science. Our Guest Editors Marta González and Diego Rybski are particularly interested in reading research on urban mobility and energy infrastructures, the morphology and efficiency of cities, and applications to sustainable development goals.

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Cities are and have been fundamental to our civilizations for centuries. If we want to sustain urban living in view of present and future challenges, then we need to understand cities. This means they need to be treated as what they are: complex systems.
Diego Rybski
Guest Editor
GUEST EDITORS

Marta Gonzalez
University of California, Berkeley, USA
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Diego Rybski
Potsdam Institute for Climate Impact Research, Germany
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[For] interdisciplinary research with questions that cut across several academic disciplines, the number of possible academic outlets is drastically reduced. PLOS ONE has been a great exception and publishes novel, interdisciplinary work of high quality from many different academic fields.
Charlotta Mellander
PLOS ONE author, Sweden
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