Aims and Scope

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs is an international, peer-reviewed, open-access journal published two times per year by Alanya University. The Journal is dedicated to filling recent gaps in the field of urban studies (both in theory and practice) by examining the emerging social and economic challenges. The journal promotes original academic contributions that are cross-disciplinary to strengthen research under three main areas: Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities; Territorial Studies; and Urban Transformations. 
In this regard, the journal has aimed to:
-discuss the role of urban planners, urban designers, and architects in enhancing social and economic aspects of the built environment.
-discuss emerging social and economic challenges and problems facing global cities within other scientific fields. 
-develop theoretical and methodological foundations in respect of the social and economic problems of contemporary urbanization.
-bring a scientific view to emerging social and economic challenges in urban spaces. 
-provide sufficient comparisons of different challenges and solutions facing cities and societies, as referred to in the aforementioned main aim of the journal. 
-discover and identify innovative methods and techniques to overcome the aforementioned challenges. 
Contributions are welcome from across the full range of social sciences and arts and humanities disciplines. It is expected that the contributors will provide advanced empirical and theoretical knowledge referring to contemporary urban affairs - from both positive and normative perspectives. Priority for publication is given to research articles that are specifically written for a multidisciplinary audience with the highest quality and impact. In this regard, the journal looks for articles that are innovative and demonstrate excellent research and development.
Important Note: Submitted articles must be consistent with the title and stated scope of this journal. Any submitted article outside of the focus of the journal will receive a desc rejection.

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