Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs  is an interdisciplinary academic, refereed journal which publishes two times a year by Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi. Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs brings together all the theories, manifestos and methodologies on contemporary urban studies to raise the understanding for the future of urban planning. Overall, the journal of contemporary urban affairs aimed to establish a bridge between theory and practice in the built environment. Thus, it reports on the latest research findings and innovative approaches, methodologies for creating, assessing, and understanding of contemporary built environments.

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs distinguishes itself by providing an international and interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of ideas and information among architects, urban planners, policy makers and urbanists from all disciplines to focus on seven main concern of this journal which are Housing studies, Emerging cities, urban ecology, Infra Habitation, Revitalization strategies, conflict, divided territories and overall contemporary urban issues about mentioned concerns.  Submissions of empirical, comparative, theoretical research, critical review, and manifestoes for the future of cities from different scholarly disciplines and methodological perspectives are encouraged.

A broad outline of the journal's scope includes: peer-reviewed original research articles, case and technical reports, reviews and analyzed, Papers, short communications, and notes to the editor.  All scholars, and practitioners, professionals, researchers, and policy makers with a common interest to study in the field of architecture and urban design from different disciplines, such as Art, Architecture, Landscape, Urban Plane and Urban Design are welcome to share their research. The journal only publishes research of the highest quality and impact.

Highest priority is given to research reports that are specifically written for a multidisciplinary audience. The audience is primarily researchers in urban studies and its associated fields, urban designers, architects education researchers, psychologists, philosophers, urban planners and landscape designers. The journal is an specializes in extensive articles that have a major impact on urban planning and provide new empirical and theoretical advances.

 Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs is currently the only journal in which focus on the seven main concerns in contemporary affairs in urban studies which are: Housing Studies, Emerging Cities, Urban Ecology, Infra Habitation, Revitalization Strategies, Conflict, Divided Territories. The journal is not accepting articles that are outside the aims and scope which has already been defined. 


The journal explores a range of academic and policy concerns including:

- Conflict and divided territories.

- Emerging cities.

- Urban ecology, morphology and growing concern on sustainability.

- Infra Habitation (Slums / Affordable houses and Gated communities)

- Revitalization, regeneration and urban renewal.

- Housing studies (livability, responsive environment, quality of life and etc.,).

- Contemporary urban issues (politics, strategies, sociology, Crime, Immigration and international labor migration and etc. New urbanism, Rapid urbanization, Urban sprawl).

Note: The journal consistently publishes articles that are scientifically sound and relevant to an international academic or professional audience in this field.



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