is the magazine that gives voice to studies and research carried out by the Sustainable Mediterranean Construction Association with the intent of contributing to the scientific and cultural debate on the environment and built areas in the Mediterranean basin with a view to expanding and disseminating knowledge of a cultural heritage that over the centuries has been cradle of civilizations. Ease in communications and transportation, different cultures and ethnicities, different environmental conditions and local resources have enriched a large cultural luggage of great substance, that quickly spread over the centuries by taking everywhere different features.
The Association is aimed at favouring and disseminating studies and projects to control the transformations of the territory within the Mediterranean basin as well as to promote the dissemination of research results by means of scientific informative activity.
The Association brings together different expertise in the various fields of engineering, architecture, geology and social science that converge in the interest of pursuing sustainable choices in development and recovery policies of the Mediterranean landscape heritage.
The title of the magazine, Sustainable Mediterranean Construction: Land Culture, Research and Technology, came from the will of a number of researchers who have been carrying on for years studying activities in the sectors of land construction and re-qualification of the natural and anthropic environment. Therefore, the Magazine wishes to be a tool for a scientific in-depth analysis of sustainability for development, thus acquiring an interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary nature, besides the cross-scale level of the various subjects. Italian as well as foreign scholars, through the SMC's pages, will promote and increase the international debate around the specific subjects of the Mediterranean habitat.
The contribution of any eventual interested author will be arranged either by invitation or by submission of papers in the shape of essays, communications, interviews and critical examination of books, published both in the author's language and in English, and subjected to referee action by a specific Referee Commission chosen among a Panel of Italian as well as international experts.
The aim will hence be that of updating the various approaches and discovering the possible common ground on which the number of expertise can actually dialogue and interact, so as to provide more sensitive language and more careful techniques of construction, which will reduce the disadvantages of a deep footprint and serious impacts to both earth and man life.