Cities and the Environment (CATE)

Cities and the Environment publishes peer-reviewed scholarship on the research, education, and practice related to the broad field of urban ecology.

We encourage submissions of well-written, relevant articles across many article types. We also have the ability to publish less traditional scholarly works including multi-media products such as simulations, video streams, audio productions, and other visualization tools.

This is an open access journal which means that all content is freely available without charge to the users or their institutions. Users are allowed to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of the articles, or use them for any other lawful purpose, without asking prior permission from the publisher or the author. This is in accordance with the BOAI definition of open access.


All inquiries should be directed to the editors.

Eric Strauss, PhD, Loyola Marymount University
President's Professor of Biology
Seaver College of Science & Engineering

Michele Romolini, PhD, Loyola Marymount University
Managing Director
Center for Urban Resilience

Mallika Sardeshpande, PhD, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Postdoctoral Researcher
Centre for Transformative Agriculture and Food Systems

Opeyemi Adeyemi, PhD, Rhodes University
Department of Environmental Science

This publication is supported by Loyola Marymount University. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Loyola Marymount University or the institutions of the affiliated editors.

Current Issue: Volume 16, Issue 2 (2023)

Practitioner Notes



Sustaining Urban Forests in Post-Industrial Cities: Place Attachment, Ecology, and Stewardship Potential
Paige S. Warren, Robert L. Ryan, Brenda K. Bushouse, Krista Harper, and Kristina Stinson


Land Change Modeler For Evaluating Urbanization Driven By Universities In The Periurban Area Of Yogyakarta City, Indonesia
Sintha P.W. Gunawan, Takashi Machimura, Takanori Matsui Dr., Xiangyun Shi, and Chihiro Haga

Research Note


Blue Spaces as Social Spaces: Measuring the Uses and Values of Urban Waterfronts
Anne H. Toomey, Monica Palta, Michelle Johnson, Jason Smith, Elizabeth Balladares, Novem Auyeung, Erika Svendsen, Rob Pirani, Georgina Cullman, Julia Corrado, and Lindsay Campbell