Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs 2022-06-18T00:00:00+00:00 Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hourakhsh Ahmad Nia Open Journal Systems <h2><strong>Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs</strong></h2> <p><strong>Main Title</strong></p> <p>Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs</p> <p><strong>Serial key title</strong></p> <p>Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs</p> <p><strong>Abbreviation:</strong> JCUA</p> <p><strong>Serial type:</strong> Journal</p> <p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi, <a href=""></a></p> <p>Postal Address: Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa University, Cikcilli District, Saraybeleni Street No:7 07400 Alanya/Antalya/TURKEY</p> <p><strong>Publisher’s History:</strong></p> <p>Since December 2019- ongoing: Alanya, Turkey: Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi</p> <p>From June 2017 until June 2019: Mersin, Turkey: Anglo-American Publications LLC</p> <p><strong>Licensing History:</strong><br />Since 18th May 2020, we have been using the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International license <a href="">CC-BY</a> / @Authors. <br />From January 2017 until 17 May 2020, we used Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International license <a href="">CC-BY-NC-ND</a> / @Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs.<br /><strong>Publication Medium:</strong> Printed and Electronic version</p> <p><strong>ISSN (printed):</strong> <a href="">2475-6156</a> </p> <p><strong>ISSN (online):</strong> <a href="">2475-6164</a> </p> <p><strong>Publication Website: </strong><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Editor-in-Chief:</strong> Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hourakhsh A. Nia</p> <p><strong>Editors:</strong> see <a href="">» Editorial Team</a></p> <p><strong>Frequency:</strong> 2 issues per year (June and December)</p> <p><strong>Status:</strong> Active</p> <p><strong>First Year Published:</strong> 2017</p> <p><strong>The DOI Prefix</strong> allotted for JCUA is 10.25034</p> <p><strong>Content-Type:</strong> Academic/Scholarly</p> <p><strong>Language:</strong> English</p> <p><strong>Key Features:</strong> Abstracted and Indexed, Refereed, Double-Blind Peer Review.</p> <p><strong>Indexing Databases:</strong> see <a href="">» Abstracting and Indexing</a></p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Citizenship Rights and Responsibilities: Quality of Life, Liveability, Public Health<em>, </em>Urban Identities, Participatory projects and Walkable cities. Territorial Studies: Gated Communities, Urban resilience, Conflict and Divided Territories, Slums, Port-cities, Heritage Studies, Housing Studies, Mediterranean Architecture and Urbanism. Urban transformation: Urban Renewal, Urban Regeneration, Urban Morphologies, Rapid Urbanization, Urban Sprawl, Smart Cities, Emerging Cities and Littoral transformations.</p> Smart Heritage for Urban Sustainability: A Review of Current Definitions and Future Developments 2022-06-09T19:17:45+00:00 Heng Song Gehan Selim <p><em>Smart heritage is still novel in heritage discourse, with a few relevant review articles. In this regard, a specific interpretation of smart architectural heritage and a framework for instructing its development is lacking. This article reviews the literature on smart heritage in sustainable development to fill the knowledge gap. As a methodology for this study, the integrative review approach and thematic analysis are adopted to review references located at the crossroads of historic, smart, and sustainable disciplines. The review and interpretation draw on literature from relevant fields to understand implementations, current states, and support to interpret smart heritage. Review outcomes indicate that smart heritage is becoming dynamic as technologies are increasingly applied to more detailed heritage branches. This article lists the factors that heritage should possess to be defined as smart, and it provides a framework that might be followed to achieve the aims of this discourse by stating that smart heritage discussions are relevant to smart cities, as they may have a mutual effect and interact to promote each other. </em></p> 2022-09-12T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 PhD Candidate Heng Song, Professor Gehan Selim A Proposal to Mitigate Energy Consumption through the Sustainable Design Process in Tunis 2022-06-09T10:22:18+00:00 Safa Achour-Younsi Athar Chabchoub Nour El Houda Jouini Fakher Kharrat <p><em>The main objective of this paper is to assess the energy efficiency of residential buildings in Tunis. To this end, three complementary studies were carried out at different levels. Initially, a diagnosis of the building’s adaptability to climate change at urban and architectural scales was established. The methodology adopted was based on indicators obtained following a cross-reference of environmental assessment tools. This made it possible to highlight the lacunary factors related to thermal comfort. According to this finding, the second research was set up to focus on outdoor thermal comfort. The methodology adopted is based on numerical simulations and calculations of comfort indices. The results demonstrated the importance of specific morphological indicators at the urban scale. Finally, the third research is interested in the architectural scale to assess the building’s thermal comfort and energy consumption. It was performed through numerical simulations. The results demonstrated the impact of specific physical indicators on buildings’ thermal comfort and energy behavior. Ultimately, this research highlighted the gap factors in urban and architectural design in Tunis. It detected the most significant physical and morphological indicators to be considered for sustainable urban design.</em></p> 2022-09-18T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2022 Assoc. Prof. Safa Achour Younsi, Dr. Athar Chabchoub, Dr. Nour El Houda Jouini, Fakher Kharrat