Earth Sciences

Special Issue

Sustainable Territorial Development in Latin America in the 21st Century

  • Submission Deadline: 1 October 2024
  • Status: Open for Submission
  • Lead Guest Editor: William Dos Santos Melo
About This Special Issue
This special edition aims to answer two main questions, the first, related to the influences of the concept of sustainability in promoting territorial development. And second, is such a proposal really feasible with the Latin American political model?
As for the articles that will make up this special edition, the panel of evaluators expects that the works reflect and expose the theme of sustainable territorial development in their respective actions and examples on the political agenda of Latin American countries. These articles will need to be worked towards analytical texts, preferably with real examples in public policies in Latin American countries and that are in line with the Earth Sciences formatting structure.
The overview of the theme of sustainable territorial development presents great polysemy and varied forms of interpretation that, in our point of view, does not demonstrate conceptual fragility, but reinforces the existence of this object as intrinsically multifaceted, interdisciplinary and necessary for the advancement of public policies in the Latin America's international agenda.
The primary goal of this special issue is to evaluate, analyze and reflect on actions, methods, concepts, public policies, models, indices, data and methodologies in favor of sustainable territorial development in Latin America.
Types of articles welcomed: Original research articles, review articles, case studies, etc.
Through this special issue, we aim to highlight in favor of sustainable territorial development, reflections that are in line with other theorists and analysts who prioritize medium and long-term social and economic changes, calling for the application of comparative models between Latin American countries. We welcome researchers from various disciplines to provide interdisciplinary perspectives on “The importance of sustainable territorial development on the political agenda of Latin America in the 21st century”. Your contributions will play a crucial role in advancing knowledge in this field.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. Sustainable Territorial Development
  2. Assessment and Monitoring of Territorial Policies
  3. Successful Case Studies on the Topic
  4. Conceptual Reflections on the topic
Lead Guest Editor
  • William Dos Santos Melo

    Department of Tourism, Federal Center for Technological Education Celso Suckow da Fonseca /Tourism, Niteroi, Brazil

Guest Editors
  • Cayo De Oliveira Franco

    Brazilian Institute of Geography Statistics, Directorate of Geosciences/Geography Coordination, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Camila Da Silva Vieira

    Brazilian Sustainable Development Fund, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Carlos Sávio Teixeira

    Departament of Political Science, Fluminense Federal University, Niterói, Brazil

  • Leonardo Mangia Rodrigues

    Institute of Postgraduate Studies and Engineering Research, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Fernanda Gusmão Louredo

    Postgraduate Institute of Administration, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro/Administration, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

  • Roberto Dutra Torres

    Public Policy Management Laboratory, State University of Northern Rio de Janeiro Darcy Ribeiro, Campos dos Goytacazes, Brazil

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