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Community Organizations Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs
Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs
Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs

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Editor-in-Chief: Dr. Hourakhsh Ahmad Nia, Alanya University


Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture Cikcilli District, Saraybeleni Street No: 7 07400, Alanya, Antalya
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Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture
Cikcilli District, Saraybeleni Street No:7 07400 , Alanya, Antalya, Turkey
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The journal promotes original academic contributions that are cross-disciplinary to strengthen research under three main areas: Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities; Territorial Studies; and Urban Transformations. 

In this regard, the journal has aimed to:

  • discuss the role of urban planners, urban designers, and architects in enhancing social and economic aspects of the built environment.
  • discuss emerging social and economic challenges and problems facing global cities within other scientific fields. 
  • develop theoretical and methodological foundations in respect of the social and economic problems of contemporary urbanization.
  • bring a scientific view to emerging social and economic challenges in urban spaces. 
  • provide sufficient comparisons of different challenges and solutions facing cities and societies, as referred to in the aforementioned main aim of the journal. 
  • discover and identify innovative methods and techniques to overcome the aforementioned challenges. 

Contributions are welcome from across the full range of social sciences and arts and humanities disciplines. It is expected that the contributors will provide advanced empirical and theoretical knowledge referring to contemporary urban affairs - from both positive and normative perspectives. Priority for 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 demonstrate excellent research and development.




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Strategies for Streamlined Urban Development: A Case Study of Land Use Succession in Upper Hill, Nairobi

Journal Articles & Books
Décembre, 2023

This study examines the dynamics of Urban Land Use Succession ULUS in Upper Hill Nairobi highlighting the impact of neoliberal policies and private sectorled urban redevelopment It investigates how land tenure public infrastructure and planning controls shape urban landscapes leading to patchwork land use patterns and environmental misalignments The case of Upper Hill transitioning from a serene residential area to a bustling commercial hub is explored to understand the determinants of ULUS and propose strategies for streamlined urban development Employing Neoliberal Theory and hypothesis t

Peri-Urban Pressures: The Interplay of Land Strategies and Urbanization in Algeria’s Oran Metropolis

Journal Articles & Books
Septembre, 2023

This article engages in a comprehensive examination of the intricate dynamics surrounding urban sprawl and land utilization within the peri-urban regions of significant Algerian municipalities, with a specific focus on the city of Oran. 

Employing a methodology rooted in social geography, this study deploys a trio of investigative approaches: documentary analysis, spatio-temporal scrutiny of peri-urban domains, and in-situ field investigations to shed light on the intricate intricacies of land ownership dynamics in the context of urban sprawl.

Liveability Considerations: Towards Designing Sustainable Public Housing in Niger State, Nigeria

Journal Articles & Books
Décembre, 2022

This study investigates liveability in the context of sustainable public housing in Niger State Nigeria where existing housing efforts have fallen short of residents satisfaction Recognizing the critical link between liveability indicators and environmental sustainability this research aims to identify key liveability variables that could be integrated into the design and construction of sustainable public housing Employing a mixedmethod approach the study involved cluster sampling for selecting housing estates and units followed by the administration of 910 questionnaires containing 102 qu

Adaptive Strategies Used in Urban Houses to Overheating: A Systematic Review

Journal Articles & Books
Décembre, 2022

Recently urban regions are experiencing prolonged heat exposure due to climate change and increased population expansion Physiological psychological and behavioural measures improve residents thermal comfort to solve the overheating issues generated by the scenario However adaptive strategies have not been clearly categorized based on the building construction process This paper systematically reviews 101 documents published from 2013 to 2023 across 22 countries with a focus on Nigeria Using descriptive statistics and content analysis we identify and categorize 52 adaptive strategies into f

Urban Form and Real Estate Value in Msheireb Downtown Doha, Qatar

Journal Articles & Books
Décembre, 2022

In the late 20th century Dohas rapid urbanization and globalization led to the loss of housing and the compact traditional urban fabric in the old city center The Qatari government and Msheireb Properties developed Msheireb Downtown Doha to bring urban living back with a contemporary reinterpretation of the traditional urban fabric and modern life conveniences Our studys primary objective is to investigate the relationship between urban form and the rental value of residential units identifying factors that might influence rental asking prices The paper examines morphological characteristic