Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs 2021-03-01T15:40:55+00:00 Hourakhsh Ahmad Nia 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="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></p> <p><strong>Format:</strong> Printed and Electronic version / ISSN <a href="">2475-6156</a> (printed) ISSN <a href="">2475-6164</a> (online)</p> <p> <strong>Web site: </strong><a href=""></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> Reviewing a book: Smart City Citizenship 2021-03-01T15:40:55+00:00 Igor Calzada <p class="Abstract" style="text-align: justify; line-height: normal;"><span style="font-size: 12.0pt;">Against the backdrop of the current hyperconnected and highly virialised post-COVID-19 societies, we, ‘pandemic citizens’, wherever we are located now, have already become tiny chips inside an algorithmic giant system that nobody really understands. Furthermore, over the last decade, the increasing propagation of sensors and data collections machines and data collections machines in the so-called <em>Smart Cities </em>by both the public and the private sector has created democratic challenges around AI, surveillance capitalism, and protecting citizens’ digital rights to privacy and ownership. Consequently, the demise of democracy is clearly already one of the biggest policy challenges of our time, and the undermining of citizens’ digital rights is part of this issue, particularly when many ‘pandemic citizens’ will likely be unemployed during the COVID-19 crisis. Amidst the AI-driven algorithmic disruption and surveillance capitalism, this book review sheds light on the way citizens take control of the <em>Smart City</em>, and not viceversa, by revolving around the new book entitled <em>Smart City Citizenship </em>recently published by Elsevier. The book review introduces nine key ideas including how to (1) <strong>deconstruct</strong>, (2) <strong>unplug</strong>, (3) <strong>decipher</strong>, (4) <strong>democratise</strong>, (5) <strong>replicate</strong>, (6) <strong>devolve</strong>, (7) <strong>commonise</strong>, (8) <strong>protect</strong>, and (9) <strong>reset </strong><em>Smart City Citizenship</em>.</span></p> Copyright (c) Mrs Hiba Machfej 2021-02-01T09:21:39+00:00 Hiba Machfej Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hasan Serdar Kaya <p>The challenges facing our cities today from pandemics, natural disasters, and rapid urbanization along with technological development; have led to the emergence of different digital tools that employs creative planning to make future cities more suitable and practical. Thus, the idea of technological tools and smart cities has emerged by adding a technological layer to metropolitan cities to create better sustainable cities. From this context, many cities have adopted smart city strategies to reshape the relationship between citizens, urban planners, and decision-makers. These strategies are not only aiming to enhance public participation in development; but also offer creative solutions to current challenges threatening cities. As urban planners, it is important to understand and analyze how smart governance policies are approaching citizens. To examine the above issues, this research is aiming to identify the smart governance strategies of selected cities London and Seoul according to the methodology described in the paper. By identifying the common approaches among leading smart cities and their best practices; this article provides a set of guidelines that can be taken into consideration by cities when developing their smart governance strategy. A literature review will be investigated along with a comparison of different smart governance policies. &nbsp;</p> Copyright (c)