Editorial Team

36 editors and editorial board members in 14 countries/regions. Australia  [1],  Cyprus [3], China [2], Egypt [5], Hong Kong [1], Iraq [1], Morocco[1],  Nigeria  [3], Portugal [1], Romania [1], Saudi Arabia [1], Turkey [11],  UK [3], USA [2]. 


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hourakhsh Ahmad Nia, Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University, Alanya, Turkey. 

+90 506 189 99 66 


Managing editor

Dr. Rokhsaneh Rahbarianyazd, Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University, Alaniya, Turkey.

+90 506 189 99 77


Academic editor

Professor Dr. José Manuel Pagés Madrigal, German University in Cairo, Egypt

+20 109 723 16 50 


International Editorial Board members
Section A: Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities
Section Coordinator:

Professor Dr. Alexandru-Ionut Petrisor, Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, Romania.
Subsection: citizenship rights, governances and practices.
Topics: urban and social Identities, walkable cities, participatory projects, urban ecology, land-use changes.


Section Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Jieling Xiao, Birmingham City University, UK
Subsection: citizenship Rights, governances and practices
Topics: urban and social identities, walkable cities, participatory projects, well-being, acoustics, smellscape, authenticity


Professor Dr. Harold Takooshian, Fordham University, USA
Subsection: Quality of urban life
Topics: public health, human behavior and cities, multiculturality: inequalities and diversities, social distress, psychology.


Section B: Territorial dynamics
Section Coordinator:

Professor Dr. Jianfa Shen, Department of Geography and Resource Management, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Subsection: urban landscapes.
Topics: human urban geography studies, spatial analysis: GIS and remote sensing, spatial divergences, interregional migrations, urban competitiveness, globalization.


Section Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Alqahtany, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Subsection: territorial planning
Topics: conflict and divided territories, urban sprawl, wadi territories, regional planning, gated communities, housing.


Section C: Urban Transformations studies
Section Coordinator:

Professor Dr. Yung Yau, Lingnan University, Institute of Policy Studies & Department of Sociology and Social Policy, Hong Kong
Subsection: housing economics, urban sociology
Topics:  urban regeneration, housing studies, domestic waste, urban renewal, urban rehabilitation.


Section Editors

Professor Dr. Mohamed Gamal Abdelmonem, Nottingham Trent University, UK.
Subsection: historical urban studies
Topics: heritage studies, urban morphologies, housing studies, socio-spatial practice, historical continuity, heritage in the digital age, modern ordinary.


Professor Dr. José Manuel Pagés Madrigal, German University in Cairo, Egypt / jose.madrigal@guc.edu.eg   /  +20 109 723 16 50
Subsection: historical urban studies.
Topics: african regionalism in architecture, pre-colonial cities, regional criticisms in africa, urban morphologies, landscape architecture, heritage preservation.


Professor Dr. Wael Salah Fahmi, Helwan University, Egypt. 
Subsection: contemporary city’s topics
Topics: urban renewal, urban regeneration, gated communities, rapid urbanization, rehabilitation, tourism and economical sustainability.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Victor Udemezue Onyebueke, University of Nigeria, Nigeria
Subsection: contemporary city’s topics.
Topics: slums, Informal cities and public spaces, globalization, community development, political economy.


Professor Dr. Carlo Alberini, Mohammed VI Polytechnic University, Morocco
Subsection: contemporary city’s topics.
Topics: Mediterranean architecture and urbanism, port-cities, sustainable urban and port planning in tourist coastal cities.


Professor Dr. Özge Yalçıner Ercoşkun, Gazi University, Turkey
Subsection: emerging cities, smart cities, sustainable urban development, technological cities of the future.
Topics: Metaverse and blockchain, 3d modelling cities, built environment modelling, Geo-social networks for urban studies, social capital, green economy.


Section D: Resilience and Built Environment
Section Coordinator:

Professor Dr. Eziyi O. Ibem, University of Nigeria, Nigeria.
Subsection: Architectural Built Environment
Topics: sustainable evaluation, renewable energy, live cycle assessment, post-occupancy evaluation, environment and behaviour, public-private Partnerships.

Section Editors

Dr. Abdelbaseer A. Mohamed,  Al-Azhar University, Egypt.
Subsection: urban resilience and socio-economic aspects
Topics: circular architectures, income inequality,  socio-economic status, residential segregation.

Professor Dr. Aykut Karaman, MSGSU , Altınbaş University, İstanbul, Turkey
Subsection: rural scales
Topics: rural development, eco-development, integrated regeneration of small scales


Professor Dr. Ana Bordalo Instituto Superior Manuel teixeira Gomes, Portimão, Portugal, ISMAT.Portugal
Subsection: vernacular architectures
Topics: earthen architectures, vernacular materials, contemporary vernacular.


Editorial Advisory Board

Professor Dr. Alaattin Kanoğlu, Alanya Alaaddin Keykubat University, Turkey 


Professor Dr. Gehan Selim, Faculty Of Engineering And Physical Sciences, University of Leeds, UK 


Professor Dr. Mee Kam Ng, The Chinese University of Hong Kong, China 


Professor Dr. Hasim Altan, Arkin University of Creative Arts and Design, Cyprus


Professor Dr. Cigdem Varol, Department of City and Regional Planning, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey


Professor Dr. Dalia Abdelaziz Elsorady, Director-Architectural and Technical Integrated Consultancies, Egypt


Professor Dr. John I. Gilderbloom, University Of Louisville, USA


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ayşe Sirel, Istanbul Aydin University, Turkey 


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Alev Erarslan, Istanbul Aydın University, Department of Architecture, Turkey 


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Bukola A. Adewale, Covenant University, Ota, Ogun State, Nigeria


 English Language Editors


Dr. Timothy Onosahwo IYENDO, Near East University, Turkey   


Harry Jake Wadsworth, Girne American University, K.K.T.C., Cyprus.

Production Editor

Dr. Mustafa Aziz Amen, The American University of Kurdistan, Iraq

Dr. Husam Husain, German university in Cairo, Egypt

Site Administrators

Dr. Mehmet KARAKOÇ, Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University, Alanya, Turkey. (Head of the Department of Computer Engineering)  

Batuhan Yildiz, Girne American University, K.K.T.C., Cyprus.  Tell:+90 548 849 8507

Cover Design

Azat Saydam, Alanya Hamdullah Emin Pasa University, Alanya, Turkey. 


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