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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

Location

Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture Cikcilli District, Saraybeleni Street No: 7 07400, Alanya, Antalya
Turkey
Postal address
Faculty of Architecture, Department of Architecture
Cikcilli District, Saraybeleni Street No:7 07400 , Alanya, Antalya, Turkey
Working languages
English

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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The Impact of Urban Home Gardens on The Mental Well-Being of Women in The Greater Jakarta Area

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022
Global

Promoting positive mental health is of utmost importance especially in todays urban context as recognized by the World Health Organization However the scarcity of green spaces in urban areas presents challenges for fostering a connection with nature To address this gap this study investigates the distinctive contribution of urban home gardens to the mental wellbeing of women in the Greater Jakarta Area Through an online survey participant backgrounds and mental wellbeing were assessed using the WEMWBS scale Validity and reliability were established using Pearsons productmoment correlation a

Another Chance: Adaptive reuse of the built heritage strategies for circular creativity

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022
Global

The study delves into the realm of adaptive reuse exploring its potential in sustainable urban development particularly focusing on public buildings within the cultural and creative sectors Through a multiple case study analysis both qualitative and quantitative methods were employed to scrutinize design strategies and spatial transformations in recent adaptive reuse projects of existing structures This research investigates the evolution of adaptive reuse highlighting its historical and theoretical underpinnings and subsequently examines contemporary approaches towards existing structures

Exploring the Contemporary Challenges of Urbanization and the Role of Sustainable Urban Development: A Study of Lagos City, Nigeria

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022
Nigeria

As urbanization accelerates sustainable approaches are necessary to counter the adverse environmental impacts The study investigates the multifaceted challenges of Lagos City due to urbanization and evaluates the effectiveness of sustainable urban development in tackling these problems It employed a mixedmethods approach to provide informed decisions for liveable urban environments Census data satellite imagery interviews surveys and focus group discussions provided a comprehensive understanding of Lagoss urbanization and its effects Findings reveal pressing problems such as housing shortag

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

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022
Nigeria

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

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

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2022
Qatar

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