Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs <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=""></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>Frequency:</strong> 2 issues per year (June and December)</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> Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi en-US Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs 2475-6164 The Right to Land: To Whom Belongs after a Reconciliation Law in Egypt <p><em>A revolutionary book by De Soto to formalize land tenure by changing “dead capital” to “life capital” has become the trademark in Egypt of issuing a temporary reconciliation law of 2019 and its amendment to approve a legal certificate to the violators against a certain fee. The question is does this law legalize informal housing? Is it enough to introduce a legal certificate to secure land tenure for the violators? How would this law apply on the ground? Depending on the deductive methodology, this paper traces sociotechnical transitions concerning legalizing the status quo of building/land, tenure security, real-estate markets (formal/informal) caused by laws on buildings violations reconciliation. The idea is to take a step back and look at a wide-angle of the problem in the future to arrive at a clear picture of the influences of the introduction of a new law on the land market, before making a decision. The paper assumes that the temporary reconciliation law in Egypt is opening the debate on the alteration of land management to govern the status quo of the chaos of the right to land. It concludes this temporary reconciliation law has created a state of decayed/wealth, social inclusion/exclusion of the bottom of the social pyramid nevertheless to whom the justification is affected.</em></p> Ahmed Mounir Soliman Copyright (c) 2022 Professor Dr. Ahmed M. Soliman 2022-02-14 2022-02-14 6 1 96 111 10.25034/ijcua.2022.v6n2-1 Heritage Preservation as Strategy for Recomposing Conflict Territories <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Heritage admits diverse readings depending on different territorial spaces, contexts, and knowledge fields. The relation between Heritage and the social contexts is one of these knowledge areas. But Heritage accepts a dual perception as a cultural reflection. It may be considered either as the origins of the conflicts or the engine for recomposing disrupted territories. The paper proposes a reflection on the topics related to conflict territories and the roles currently played by Cultural Heritage. The recomposition of conflict territories is based on a continuous intercultural approach with important contributions from human rights, genders equality, intercultural dialogue perspectives and the fact of taking heritage as a territorial stabilization factor. The paper presents specific practical cases in the Eastern Mediterranean region where actions on Heritage religious elements collide with the national sovereign of the respective current countries. A comparative study among these different actions proves that the initial clashes can be progressively transformed into strategies able to become the future guideline for the resolution of heritage regional conflicts. These conflicts reflect two discourses: political (with strong links between national identity and religion) and scientific (with a clash between static concept and dynamic vision) where objects interact with the visitors.</em></p> Jose Manuel Pages Madrigal Copyright (c) 2021 Professor Dr. Jose Manuel Pages Madrigal 2021-12-16 2021-12-16 6 1 252 264 10.25034/ijcua.2021.v5n2-8