https://www.ijcua.com/index.php/ijcua/issue/feed Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs 2021-03-24T12:51:06+00:00 Hourakhsh Ahmad Nia editor@ijcua.com Open Journal Systems <h2><strong>Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs</strong></h2> <p><strong>Main Title</strong></p> <p>Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs</p> <p><strong>Serial key title</strong></p> <p>Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs</p> <p><strong>Abbreviation:</strong> JCUA</p> <p><strong>Serial type:</strong> Journal</p> <p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi, <a href="https://www.alanyahep.edu.tr/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">https://www.alanyahep.edu.tr/</a></p> <p><strong>Format:</strong> Printed and Electronic version / ISSN <a href="https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2475-6156">2475-6156</a> (printed) ISSN <a href="https://portal.issn.org/resource/ISSN/2475-6156">2475-6164</a> (online)</p> <p> <strong>Web site: </strong><a href="https://www.ijcua.com/index.php/ijcua">https://www.ijcua.com/index.php/ijcua</a></p> <p><strong>Editor:</strong> Dr. Hourakhsh A. Nia (Editor-in-Chief)</p> <p><strong>Frequency:</strong> 2 issues per year (June and December)</p> <p><strong>Start year:</strong> 2017</p> <p><strong>The DOI prefix</strong> allotted for JCUA is 10.25034</p> <p><strong>Content type:</strong> Academic/Scholarly</p> <p><strong>Language:</strong> English</p> <p><strong>Key features:</strong> Abstracted and Indexed, Refereed, Double-Blind Peer Review.</p> <p><strong>Status:</strong> Active</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Pandemic and Urban Public Spaces, Conflict and Divided Territories, Emerging Cities, Morphology, Infra Habitation , Slums , Affordable Houses, Gated Communities, Revitalization, Regeneration and Urban renewal, Quality of Life , Rapid Urbanization, Urban Sprawl.</p> https://www.ijcua.com/index.php/ijcua/article/view/233 Towards the Egyptian Charter for Conservation of Cultural Heritages 2021-03-24T12:51:06+00:00 Corinna Rossi corinna.rossi@polimi.it Sara Rabie sarah.rabie@hotmail.com <p><em>The notion of “Cultural heritage” is quite modern compared to other humanistic fields developed in the last century. Conservation as a science has emerged and took shape during international conventions and treaties in many places in Europe and developed various frameworks to recognize the heritage and its value but based on “Eurocentric bias” criteria. The fact of sharing universal values and common practices during the age of globalization had a significant impact on conservation actions in contexts utterly different from western societies and don’t share the same historical or cultural dimensions. Therefore, this study traces the history of the evolution of conservation in the west from two perspectives; the historical one and the developing methodologies, and the philosophies behind the main theories in conservation. Cultural heritage is a reflection of the identity of the society and its past; thus, this study outlines the development of conservation practices in Egypt within the international approaches in a chronological order to investigate the social response and the impact of the political and cultural influence of the cultural consciousness of the society and the conservation actions in the Egyptian context. Furthermore, to investigate the contribution of international charters in developing national policies in Egypt.</em></p> 2021-05-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Associate Professor Dr. Corinna Rossi and Sara Rabie https://www.ijcua.com/index.php/ijcua/article/view/231 Enhancing Security in Affordable Housing: The Case of Prince Fawaz Project 2021-03-22T12:48:04+00:00 Maged Attia mattia@kau.edu.sa <p><em>The present study argues that the urban form of affordable housing projects affects safety and security. The study examines the level of safety and security in the Prince Fawaz project proposing recommendations that enhance it. Theories and approaches concerned with the environmental crime are initially reviewed. Then, urban and architectural features as well as crime rates and patterns are documented. Also, trace and behaviour observations are carried out. The observations monitored urban features and behaviours associated with crime or fear of crime. Residents’ perception for security and fear of crime is extracted through a questionnaire. A Space Syntax is processed and linked with the questionnaire and observation outputs. Observations demonstrate a semblance of fear of crime which is supported by records of car and home theft. Although the questionnaire reflects a suitable level of security, it points to peripheral spaces and areas around mosques and shops as the less secure. However, enhancing security in the Prince Fawaz project requires urban interventions including controlling access to peripheral spaces, reviving areas detected to be unsafe, repositioning elements causing visual obstacles and enhancing appearance by vegetation and sustainable maintenance. Besides, reformulating the movement network so that an appropriate integration between residents and strangers is achieved. On the conceptual level, the study proves that none of the theories of environmental crime can act as a comprehensive approach; but each can partly work.</em></p> 2021-05-30T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2021 Professor Dr. Maged Attia