sustainable communitiesCulture and Local Governance / Culture et Gouvernance Locale is now accepting manuscript submissions for its ‘Culture and Sustainable Communities’ special issue to be published in September 2010. Papers are invited across a broad range of theory and practice of cultural sustainability planning within the municipal context. Potential themes include, but are not limited to, case studies of municipalities that incorporate culture within sustainability planning, new strategic approaches and frameworks of incorporating culture within sustainability initiatives, theoretical examinations and adaptation of cultural considerations within the sustainability paradigm, and the interplay between diversity and sustainability in municipal cultural plans.

Within the field of municipal cultural planning, growing professional interest in linking culture and sustainability is evident, reflected in the emergence of a variety of cultural programs to link art and the (local) environment in recent years. The wide-spread shift to a sustainability paradigm for city planning makes this an important point in time to adapt and align cultural planning to community sustainability goals. This special issue takes as a foundational understanding that culture is by nature diverse and evolving, and intercultural realities and relationships must be incorporated as integral to any understanding of culture and sustainability in contemporary cities and communities. These varied, distributed efforts reflect a quickly emerging field of inquiry and practice, which this special issue hopes to reflect.

The ‘Culture and Sustainable Communities’ special issue will be guest edited by Nancy Duxbury (Centre for Social Studies at the University of Coimbra, Portugal) and M. Sharon Jeannotte (Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa, Canada).

Culture and Local Governance is a peer-reviewed open-access online journal publishing original work, both theoretical and empirical, on the relation between culture and local governance. As a bilingual academic journal, it accepts contributions both in English and in French.

Submission Guidelines:

Manuscripts should be submitted in Word format. Maximum file size is 3 MB and the word limit is 5,000 words. They should be accompanied by a short abstract of roughly 300 words and suggested keywords. Manuscripts should use APA style and Canadian spelling throughout. Tables, graphs, figures, and diagrams should be embedded in the body of the text rather than at the end of the manuscript.

Detailed submission guidelines and Word template can be found here.

Manuscripts should be submitted by email to Nancy Duxbury at


The submission deadline for this special issue is May 1, 2010.

Authors will be responded to by June 30, 2010. All revisions and copy-editing will have to completed by July-August 2010.

For more detailed information:

Click here to read the full manuscript call for the special issue.

Note: Please do not contact the Green Economy Post regarding this opportunity.  We are not affiliated with the sponsoring organizations, and therefore have no additional information. Sometimes the link is changed for the opportunities.  When this happens, go to the home page of the organizers to locate information on the opportunity or contact the organization directly.

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Author: Naimish Upadhyay (9 Articles)

Naimish Upadhyay recently graduated with an MS degree in Environmental Science & Policy from the University of South Florida, where he focused on sustainability policies of Florida businesses and local governments. While in graduate school, he was an active member of the Emerging Green Builder’s USF chapter ( as well as the Student Taskforce on Campus Sustainability at his university. Naimish previously taught college level Environmental Science and Environmental Biotechnology in India. Given his research and project experience, Naimish is eager to build a professional career in the areas of business sustainability, environmental management systems, sustainability assessment and reporting, and corporate social responsibility. Naimish looks forward to reader feedback and can be reached via email