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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
Dezembro, 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
Setembro, 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.

Revitalization Approaches to Maximize Heritage Urban DNA Characteristics in Declined Cities: Foah City as a Case Study

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro, 2022

Revitalization is an important process in action area planning especially in the heritage sites located within urban area contexts Varied techniques and tools of revitalization are applied at various spatial levels some are suitable for the urban scope and others suit the architectural building scope Urban DNA is a term used academically to reflect social economic and urban characteristics but has a different interpretation that depends on the spatial scale and context In action areas urban DNA refers to the essential visual social economic and physical characteristics that preserve the vit

Mapping Safety, Security and Walkability of Historical Public Open Spaces in Post-Conflict Libya: Tripoli as North African Case Study

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro, 2022

North African cities have been undergoing major transformation over the past two decades following protracted instability civic uprising and conflicts changing their perception from havens to territories of displacements with social psychological and physical problems Historic public spaces in those cities in particular form a critical part of urban environments as they have the identity livelihoods and crosscommunity engagement in a healthy and fulfilling urban fabric and culture Whilst there have been several studies on the characteristics of open spaces in urban environments there is ver

Do Young Professionals in Malaysian Urban Areas Prioritise Sustainability When Making Housing Decisions?

Journal Articles & Books
Dezembro, 2022

The present study delves into the decisionmaking processes pertaining to housing among young professionals residing in urban areas focusing particularly on their preferences for sustainable housing options Understanding the factors influencing the housing preferences of this demographic is critical for promoting sustainable urban development given the ongoing challenges of urbanisation and environmental issues faced by cities This study aims to explore the decisionmaking process pertaining to housing among young professionals in Malaysian urban areas and its correlation with sustainability