Aims and Scope

The Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs is dedicated to filling the gap in the recent literature on urban studies by referring to the emerging social and economic problems and the lack of recent studies to overcome these problems.  In this regard, this journal attempts to answer the following questions:  1) ‘what are the main reasons for social and/or economic problems in contemporary urbanization?’ and 2) ‘How can these problems be overcome, or at least reduced?’

In considering these questions, the journal has aimed to:

-To examine the relationship between contemporary urbanisation and the social and economic problems in cities.

-To increase the contributions of the principles of urban planning to the disciplines of ‘Social Science’ and ‘Art and Humanities’.

-To discuss the role of urban planners, urban designers and architects.

-To discover the relationship between the emerging problems in cities with other science fields.

-To develop theoretical and methodological foundations in respect of the social and economical problems of contemporary urbanizations.

-To bring a scientific view of current issues and discussions.

-To propose and compare different problems and solutions as referred to in the aforementioned main aim of the journal.

-To discover and identify innovative methods and techniques.   

The Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs is, therefore, dedicated to focusing on the social and economic consequences of contemporary urbanization. It is divided into three main sections:

- Section A- Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: Quality of Life, Liveability, Public Health, Urban Identities, Participatory projects and Walkable cities.

- Section B-Territorial Studies: Gated Communities, Urban resilience, Conflict and Divided Territories, Slums, Port-cities, Heritage Studies, Housing Studies, Mediterranean Architecture and Urbanism.

- Section C- Urban transformation: Urban Renewal, Urban Regeneration, Urban Morphologies, Rapid Urbanization, Urban Sprawl, Smart Cities, Emerging Cities and Littoral transformations.

Contributions are welcome from across the full range of Social Science and Arts and Humanities disciplines. It is expected that the contributors will provide advanced empirical and theoretical knowledge on contemporary urban affairs - from both positive and normative perspectives. The priority of 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 which demonstrate excellent research and development.

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