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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
December, 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
September, 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.

Fear and Architecture: Learning from Mega-Projects and Canal Istanbul as a Case

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022

Fear has been a fundamental aspect of human existence throughout history and its connection with architecture has evolved as cities and the built environment have changed Megaprojects such as Canal Istanbul play a significant role in shaping urban fear Considering this fact this study explores the relationship between fear and architecture in the context of megaprojects with a focus on the case of Canal Istanbul to define fear identify its different types environmental socioeconomic technological and examine their common underlying factor generating a situation of uncertainty The research i

Influence of Urban Street Vending on Pedestrian Experience and Behaviour: A Systematic Quantitative Review

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022

Urban street vending is an integral part of everyday public life and can contribute to vibrant and lively streets Yet few cities formally integrate this activity into public space design This is because street vending is a highly contested although transformative phenomenon that has complex interrelationships with other urban entities This paper systematically and quantitatively assesses the breadth and depth of academic literature that studied such a relationship more specifically the influence of street vending on pedestrians experiences and behaviours and thereby identifies gaps in the e

Technical Land-Sea Spaces: Impacts of the Port Clusterization Phenomenon on Coasts, Cities and Architectures

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022

Landsea interactions extending inland and towards the marine spaces are affected by major management and design transformations Globalization processes port expansion projects and extensive energy transition requests have recently led port institutions to demand more land engaging deeply with logistics platforms and radically restructuring forms of port governance In this competitive context the phenomenon of Port Clusterisation ie the administrative aggregation whereby two or more ports are merged to form port clusters is heavily impacting the institutional sphere However not only does thi