Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs 2022-12-03T00:00:00+00:00 Assoc. Prof. Dr. 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>Frequency:</strong> 2 issues per year (June and December)</p> <p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi, <a href=""></a></p> <p>Postal Address: Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa University, Cikcilli District, Saraybeleni Street No:7 07400 Alanya/Antalya/TURKEY</p> <p><strong>Publisher’s History:</strong></p> <p>Since December 2019- ongoing: Alanya, Turkey: Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi</p> <p>From June 2017 until June 2019: Mersin, Turkey: Anglo-American Publications LLC</p> <p><strong>Licensing History:</strong><br />Since 18th May 2020, we have been using the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license <a href="">CC-BY</a> / @Authors. <br />From January 2017 until 17 May 2020, we used Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license <a href="">CC-BY-NC-ND</a> / @Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs.<br /><strong>Publication Medium:</strong> Printed and Electronic version</p> <p><strong>ISSN (printed):</strong> <a href="">2475-6156</a> </p> <p><strong>ISSN (online):</strong> <a href="">2475-6164</a> </p> <p><strong>Publication Website: </strong><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Editor-in-Chief:</strong> Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hourakhsh A. Nia</p> <p><strong>Editors:</strong> see <a href="">» Editorial Team</a></p> <p><strong>Status:</strong> Active</p> <p><strong>First Year Published:</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>Indexing Databases:</strong> see <a href="">» Abstracting and Indexing</a></p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: Quality of Life, Liveability, Public Health<em>, </em>Urban Identities, Participatory projects and Walkable cities. Territorial Studies: Gated Communities, Urban resilience, Conflict and Divided Territories, Slums, Port-cities, Heritage Studies, Housing Studies, Mediterranean Architecture and Urbanism. Urban transformation: Urban Renewal, Urban Regeneration, Urban Morphologies, Rapid Urbanization, Urban Sprawl, Smart Cities, Emerging Cities and Littoral transformations.</p> The Role of Home Gardens in Developing Cities for Improving Workers' Psychological Conditions 2022-09-24T01:52:24+00:00 Samuel Nanda Lazuardi Bambang Sulistyantara Prita Indah Pratiwi <p><em>During the lockdown period, people were restricted from doing many things, particularly activities outside the home, putting strain on psychological circumstances. This study intends to demonstrate that providing a home garden to improve the psychological state of the workers' community may alleviate the challenges of access to green open space in city settings. This study investigates the psychological state of employees and the impact of home gardens on the psychological state of workers in numerous cities in Indonesia during the pandemic. The survey was carried out utilising the Snowball sampling approach by asking various questions and filling out a questionnaire on the participants' backgrounds and psychological problems using PSS-14 and WEMWBS. Data from participants were analysed using correlation and ANOVA. According to the findings of this study, the presence of a home garden utilised for activities has a substantial impact on the psychological condition of the working community. It is advised that the workers' community participate in activities in the home garden five days a week for at least one hour. On the other hand, it is suggested that urban housing developers pay more attention to the house garden and its constituent aspects.</em></p> 2022-11-18T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Samuel Nanda Lazuardi, Dr. Bambang Sulistyantara, Dr. Prita Indah Pratiwi Correlation between Socio-Economic Characteristics and Housing Quality of Residential Neighbourhoods in Akure, Southwest Nigeria 2022-08-30T21:03:49+00:00 Adewale Mukhtar Olayiwola Olayinka Akinsumbo Ajala <p><em>There is a general paucity of explanations for the emerging social and spatial changes in the pattern and socio-economic traits of urban residential housing units in Nigeria. Hence, this study examined the spatial pattern of residential neighbourhoods; assessed the quality of residential housing units; and evaluated the correlation between the socio-economic position of respondents and housing quality in Akure, Nigeria. Data were derived from the household questionnaire, remotely sensed data (Landsat 8 OLI/TIR, 2021), a Google Earth map, a Street Map of Akure Township, and personal observations. The study adopted a step-wise sampling technique to select 383 samples from 139,069 heads of households in Akure in 2021. Data were analysed using percentage distribution, Pearson Correlation Coefficient, and t-test. Results indicated varying housing qualities across three residential zones in Akure, Nigeria; houses in the low-density residential areas were of better quality than the other residential zones. The quality of houses occupied was influenced by the type of occupation, level of education and average annual income of residents. The study concluded that inadequate housing facilities are fundamental to the observed deteriorating housing qualities in the study area. Therefore, the study suggested improvement of the existing infrastructures and the provision of new ones in the study area. The main contribution of this study is to proffer solutions for a sustainable housing delivery system to facilitate a better quality of life in Nigerian urban centres.</em></p> 2022-11-08T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Dr. Adewale Mukhtar Olayiwola , Dr. Olayinka Akinsumbo Ajala