Editorial Team

37 editors and editorial board members in 14 countries/regions. Australia  [1],  Cyprus [3], China [2], Egypt [4], Hong Kong [1], Iraq [1], Morocco[1],  Nigeria  [3], Portugal [1], Romania [1], Saudi Arabia [1], Turkey [9],  UK [5], USA [3]. 


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hourakhsh Ahmad Nia, Alanya  University, Alanya, Turkey. 

+90 506 189 99 66 


Managing editor

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Rokhsaneh Rahbarianyazd, Alanya University, Alaniya, Turkey.

+90 506 189 99 77


Academic editor

Professor Dr. José Manuel Pagés Madrigal, University of East Africa Kampala, Uganda

+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: urban and social Identities
Topics: urban ecology, Socio-spatial impact,  resilience, environmental perception, household waste management, land-use changes, urban green infrastructure.


Section Editors

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


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


Professor Dr. Eziyi O. Ibem, University of Nigeria, Nigeria.
Subsection: Architectural Built Environment
Topics: green infrastructure, Urban Residential Environments, Place attachment, city resilience, housing quality, environmental sustainability.

Professor Dr. Steffen Lehmann, School of Architecture, College of Fine Arts, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Subsection: nature and place, urban Infill development
Topics: low carbon cities, zero waste and sustainable consumption, green urbanism, climate-adaptive buildings.


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 and regional development, migration and urbanization.
Topics: city-regionalization, regional integration, urban competitiveness, coastal cities, spatial planning, cities and globalization, rural developmen.


Section Editors

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ali Alqahtany, Department of Urban and Regional Planning, Imam Abdulrahman bin Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
Subsection: sustainable urban planning
Topics: affordable housing,  sustainable housing, housing challenges, environmental efficiency.


Section C: Urban Transformation 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:  urban transformation, heritage studies
Topics: urban morphologies, housing studies, socio-spatial studies, historical continuity, heritage and digital age.


Professor Dr. Wael Salah Fahmi, Helwan University, Egypt. 
Subsection: contemporary city’s topics
Topics:  housing crisis, reviving historical cities, urban rehabilitation, strategic master plans.


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 urbanism, port planning.


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.


Professor Dr. Ana Bordalo Instituto Superior Manuel teixeira Gomes, Portimão, Portugal, ISMAT.Portugal
Subsection: urban laboratory
Topics: urban accessibility, urban mobility, communities of life, waterfront city, urban laboratory.

Dr. Vahid Javidroozi, Department of Digital Transformation, Faculty of Computing, Engineering, and Built Environment,  Birmingham City University, UK
Subsection: smart city development
Topics: city process change, supply chain management, Urban Computing, enterprise systems management. Business Process Change. 


Professor Dr. Vida Maliene, School of Civil Engineering and Built Environment, Liverpool John Moores University, UK / Department of Land Use Planning and Geomatics, Faculty of Engineering, Vytautas Magnus University, Lithuania.
Subsection: affordable housing and socio-economic relations
Topics: economic development, Affordable Housing, urban regeneration, landscape and economic benefits, sustainable housing affordability, land value.


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. Alev Erarslan, Istanbul Aydın University, Department of Architecture, Turkey 


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


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


 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. Husam Husain, German University in Cairo, Egypt

R Anantama Benanda Yasminingrat, Department of Landscape Architecture, Faculty of Agriculture, IPB University, Indonesia




EndNote Editor

Prof. Dr. James Chakwizira, North West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa


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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