Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs  is an interdisciplinary academic, refereed journal which publishes two times a year by Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi . Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs brings together all the theories, manifestoes and methodologies on contemporary urban studies to raise the understanding for the future of urban planning. Overall, the journal of contemporary urban affairs aimed to establish a bridge between theory and practice in the built environment. Thus, it reports on the latest research findings and innovative approaches, methodologies for creating, assessing, and understanding of contemporary built environments.

Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs  distinguishes itself by providing an international and interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of ideas and information among architects, urban planners, policy makers and urbanists from all disciplines to focus on seven main concern of this journal which are Housing studies, Emerging cities, urban ecology, Infra Habitation, Revitalization strategies, conflict, divided territories and overall contemporary urban issues about mentioned concerns.  Submissions of empirical, comparative, theoretical research, critical review, and manifestoes for the future of cities from different scholarly disciplines and methodological perspectives are encouraged.

A broad outline of the journal's scope includes: peer-reviewed original research articles, case and technical reports, reviews and analyzed, Papers, short communications, and notes to the editor.  All scholars, and practitioners, professionals, researchers, and policy makers with a common interest to study in the field of architecture and urban design from different disciplines, such as Art, Architecture, Landscape, Urban Plane and Urban Design are welcome to share their research. The journal only publishes research of the highest quality and impact.


The journal explores a range of academic and policy concerns including, but not limited to:

- Conflict and divided territories.

- Emerging cities.

- Urban ecology, morphology and growing concern on sustainability.

- Infra Habitation (Slums / Affordable houses and Gated communities)

- Revitalization, regeneration and urban renewal.

- Housing studies (livability, responsive environment, quality of life and etc.,).

- Contemporary urban issues (politics, strategies, sociology, Crime, Immigration and international labor migration and etc. New urbanism, Rapid urbanization, Urban sprawl).


Main Title

Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs

Serial key title

Journal Of Contemporary Urban Affairs

Abbreviation: JCUA

Previously called:

                                   - Contemporary urban affairs

                                   -Contemporary Urban Affairs (JCUA)

                                   - International journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs

All the previously called titles of the journal are with the same online and print ISSN number that we are using now. For more info in this regard, please see Library of Congress

Serial type: Journal

Publisher: Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi,

Publisher history:

Since  December 2019-continus: Alanya, Turkey: Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi

From June 2017 until June 2019: Mersin, Turkey: Anglo-American Publications LLC

Format: Print and Electronic version / ISSN 2475-6156 (print)     ISSN 2475-6164 (online)

 Web site:

Editor: Dr. Hourakhsh A. Nia (Editor-in-Chief)

Frequency: 2 issues per year (June and December)

Start year: 2017.

The DOI prefix allotted for JCUA is 10.25034

Content type: Academic/Scholarly

Language: English

Key features: Abstracted and Indexed, Refereed, Double-Blind Peer Review.

Status: Active

Keywords: Conflict and divided territories, Emerging cities, urban ecology, Morphology, Infra Habitation , Slums , Affordable houses, Gated communities, Revitalization, regeneration and urban renewal, Housing studies livability,  quality of life ,  New urbanism, Rapid urbanization, Urban sprawl.