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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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In Pursuit of Sustainable Strategic Long-term Planning Throughout Meta-postmodernism as New Perspective of Stylistic Design

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2016

During the different period of architectural design designers attempt to achieve a high level of life quality for all users Architecture and urban planner want to provide a style of design which not only achieves different function for different users with respect to their ethnicity ability age sex capability position and lifestyle but also improve the friendly environment throughout responsive legislation based on longterm planning Although the styles are considered some indicators it is ignored the other important characteristics Therefore the existing styles never achieve the standard le

Sustainability in Historic Urban Environments: Effect of gentrification in the process of sustainable urban revitalization

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2016

Considering the threedimensional process of sustainability physical economical and social the aim of conservation for making historic urban environment sustainable should be matched with these dimensions Therefore earlier conservation policies have progressed from a simple and restrictive concern with preservation to an increased concern for revitalization and enhancement This means a physical revitalization may be shortlived and unsustained Within the process of revitalization historic environments become the main locations of gentrification induced by urban revitalization which may involv

The Transformation of Aesthetics in Architecture from Traditional to Modern Architecture: A case study of the Yoruba (southwestern) region of Nigeria

Journal Articles & Books
December, 2016

Aesthetics is the philosophical study of art and natural beauty and it is indicated by the feelings of pleasure or displeasure which comes from visual and aural elements and artefacts Hence aesthetics depends on the animate or inanimate organization which can be perceived either subjectively or objectively This aesthetic element is uniquely present in the traditional buildings and modern buildings of the southwestern part of Nigeria This study is set out to evaluate and bring into limelight the aesthetic characteristics of traditional buildings and that of the modern buildings how one style