Call for Book Chapters | 2023

Those wishing to propose a collective volume should prepare a 500 words abstract.
The proposal must seek to address the aims and scopes of the book series.

Normally, two collective volumes are published each year, in the months of April/May and November/December.

Those wishing to propose a monographic volume should prepare a 500 words abstract and a provisional index.

Proposals must be sent to the following address:


Call for Book Chapters


21st Century Landscape Sustainability, Development and Transformations: Geographical Perceptions


Edited by

Giovanni Messina

(Department of Ancient and Modern Civilisations, University of Messina, Italy)


Bresena Kopliku

(Department of Geography, University of Shkodra, Albania)


Dear Colleagues,

We would like to inform you that a Call for Book Chapter to the “Geographies of the Anthropocene” book series for the volume titled: “21st Century Landscape Sustainability, Development and Transformations: Geographical Perceptions” (Language: English), edited by Giovanni Messina (Department of Ancient and Modern Civilisations, University of Messina) and Bresena Kopliku (Department of Geography, University of Shkodra) is now open.



The horizon of environmental sustainability fatally intersects with the geographies of development. In July 2023 the European Parliament gave the green light to the Nature Restoration Law, that aims to restore all natural environments damaged by humans over the course of history. In particular, the law aims to restore 20% of the earth’s territory by 2030 aiming to reach 90% by 2050.
The current globalization process, characterized by indefinite leadership is imposing a new colonial matrix on the development of the territories linked to large financial capital and the hoarding of raw materials. In contrast, the 2030 Agenda, Paris Agreements and the COP promote the essential elements for global governance in our age of technological and ecological disruption.       
In general, territories continue to transform due to endogenous and exogenous development drives. The thickening of logistics and transport networks, large commercial hubs, energy supply options, agricultural (i.e., CAP and the EU Green Deal) and industrial policies, tourism constitutes, individually and in a systemic sense, some of the lenses through which the transformative dynamics of territories in the crucial current geopolitical context can be read. In addition, the increasing reach of digital technologies in the spaces and practices of our daily lives, is changing the way we perceive and use landscapes.  

These transformations reified in landscape transitions, serve as benchmarks for trans-scale geographical reflections. We welcome abstracts on this topic. Furthermore, call on geographical, and other cognate communities to provide landscape analyses that identify, methodological and/or applied research contributions, problems, practices and trajectories inherent in the transformative dynamics of territories, characterized by a sense of urgency concerning issues of development tempered by the need to change energy and consumption paradigms.     
Interested colleagues are invited to submit, by 15 October 2023, abstracts with a maximum of 500 words.  The following topics are proposed, but are not limited to:

  • Impacts of tourism on urban, coastal and inland landscapes;
  • Electricity production infrastructures, concerning sustainability and landscape issues;
  • Landscapes of trade and logistics;
  • Agricultural landscapes and industrial districts;
  • Cultural and naturalistic systems;
  • Green and Smart Cities;
  • Planning for local development;
  • Transnational landscape policies;
  • War landscapes;
  • Digital technologies and transforming landscapes.

Important dates:

October 15, 2023: Book Chapter Proposal deadline

October 31, 2023: Acceptance / Rejection Notification;

December 31, 2023: Full Chapter Submission;

January 31, 2024: Review notification;

March 31, 2024: Final version chapter submission;

May 2024: Final e-book version available


Submission Procedure:

Interested authors should submit their proposals (max 500 words) by October 15, 2023, explaining the main topic and the objectives of the chapter.
The manuscript proposals (Word or PDF) must be sent to the following address:

Acceptance/Rejection notification will be sent to the authors by October 31, 2023. After the acceptance notification, authors should submit full chapters by December 31, 2023 formatting their manuscripts following the Editor’s guidelines. The manuscript word count must be between 4500 – 6000 words. This includes tables, illustrations, references, etc. All submissions will be reviewed in a double-blind manner.

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