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QU3 – Call for photos

The scientific journal QU3 – iQuaderni di UrbanisticaTre is looking for a photographic project to complement its issue edited by Anna Laura Palazzo, Stefano Magaudda & Serena Muccitelli

Multilevel Green Governance

Policies Programmes & Projects for the Management and Implementation of Green Infrastructures

1. Subject of the Photographic project:

We are looking for photo contributions that could meaningfully answer to the core theme of this issue, intertwining a set of selected articles.
The call seeks to build a visual dialogue with the theme of the issue to be published in the first quarter of 2020. It is focused on Green Infrastructures (GI), which are defined by the EC as a strategically planned and delivered network comprising the broadest range of high quality green spaces and other environmental features. They should thread through and surround the built environment and connect the urban area to its wider rural hinterland unfolding from sub-regional to urban neighbourhood levels. They accommodate both accessible natural green spaces within local communities and much larger sites in the urban fringe and wider countryside.
The principles of multifunctionality, connectivity and collaborative governance are seen as innovative drivers for GI, as well as crucial nodes for their planning and implementation. The articles in the issue will explore ongoing experiences, innovative policies, programmes and projects targeting GI implementation, particularly in rural areas and at supralocal scale.
The images should be supposedly representative of the focused theme, exploring how green connectivity features shape the landscapes offering new possibilities for enriching their biodiversity.

2. How to participate

Everyone can participate sending a photographic project and a description following these indications:

A. Photographic project

1. The pictures must be in a digital version

2. The Photographic project must include between 8 and 20 pictures

3. The pictures must be an original work of the author

4. The pictures’ content must not infringe any intellectual property

5. Pictures’ dimensions: short side 20 cm

6. Resolution: 300 dpi

7. File dimension: max 6 Mb (per picture)

8. Format: .jpg

9. All files must be named with the authors’ name followed by the work’s title and a possible caption
(e. g. ‘JohnSmith.roma.pantheon.jpeg’)

B. Description (.doc; .docx format)

1. Author’s name and surname

2. Title of the Photographic Project

3. Description of the photographic project (max 1500 characters, including spaces)

4. Author’s bio (max. 700 characters, including spaces)

The project and description must be sent to the e-mail address no later than 20th December 2019. The e-mail subject must be the following: CALL FOR PHOTOS_Surname. Title of the photographic project (e.g.: CALL FOR PHOTOS_Smith. Pantheon).

In case the attachments are too big to be sent via e-mail, it is possible to use WeTransfer ( ) to send both the photographic project and the description.

3. Selection criteria:

The editorial board of QU3 and the editors will select the most suitable photographic project according to the following criteria:

A. Adherence to the topic;

B. Composition;

C. Description of the project.

Authors are requested to bear the graphic setting of QU3 in mind when preparing the pictures.

4. Publication:

The photographic project will be published in its own section of the journal. The editorial board of QU3 will choose which and how many pictures will be published in the issue.

The editorial board of QU3 will also choose one of the pictures of the selected photographic project to be the cover picture of the issue (the picture will have to be resized and cropped in order to adapt it to the journal’s format).

In case none of the materials received satisfied the criteria listed above, the editors and the editorial board of QU3 reserve the right of proceeding using different methods to select the photographic project.

5. Calendar

04.11.19 call publication and start of the contest
20.12.19 contest deadline
20.01.20 publication of results

6. Non-exclusive distribution license

By sending the material the author hereby declares to QU3 – iQuaderni di UrbanisticaTre (issn 2531-7091):

to be its author, with the entitlement to grant the rights included in this license;

that the material, unless otherwise specified, is the author’s original work and that the author is entitled to grant the rights included in this license;

that the material, as far as it has been possible to ascertain, is not infringing any third-party copyright. In case the author does not have the copyright of some parties, they declare to have obtained from the legitimate holder of the copyright a non-restrictive authorization to grant QU3 – iQuaderni di U3 the rights requested by this license and that such third-party material is clearly identified and recognizable within the work.

Likewise the author grants QU3 – iQuaderni di UrbanisticaTre (issn 2531-7091):

the non-exclusive right to distribute the materials through the publication of the journal and through its websites – and to allow the users to reproduce and distribute it with any means and format as long as authorship is acknowledged;

the right of archiving, reproducing and transferring the materials on any medium and format for reasons of security, backup and conservation and in order to maintain its accessibility in time, without modifying its content. If the sent materials are based on a work sponsored or supported by an entity or organization, the author declares to have fulfilled all duties imposed by contracts or agreements stipulated with such entities or organizations.

7. Questions?

For further information, please send an e-mail to

Here you can download the Call for Photos!

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