Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs 2021-01-22T15:59:09+00:00 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="" target="_blank" rel="noopener"></a></p> <p><strong>Format:</strong> Printed and Electronic version / ISSN <a href="">2475-6156</a> (printed) ISSN <a href="">2475-6164</a> (online)</p> <p> <strong>Web site: </strong><a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Editor:</strong> Dr. Hourakhsh A. Nia (Editor-in-Chief)</p> <p><strong>Frequency:</strong> 2 issues per year (June and December)</p> <p><strong>Start year:</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>Status:</strong> Active</p> <p><strong>Keywords:</strong> Pandemic and Urban Public Spaces, Conflict and Divided Territories, Emerging Cities, Morphology, Infra Habitation , Slums , Affordable Houses, Gated Communities, Revitalization, Regeneration and Urban renewal, Quality of Life , Rapid Urbanization, Urban Sprawl.</p> Neighbourhood Changes Near Urban Transformation Areas 2021-01-03T10:43:23+00:00 İlgi Atay Kaya <p>Neighbourhoods next to urban transformation zones face physical and social changes in their housing built environments. Examining the changes in neighbourhoods has been a matter of interest for many urban and social researchers, especially those who compare the situations before and after an urban transformation. However, there is little concern with the effects of urban transformation areas on neighbourhoods next to them. The purpose of this study is to examine such a process in Yalı Quarter (İzmir, Turkey). The methodology includes participant observation for 7 years, temporal photograph comparison, and interviews with residents. The findings on physical and morphological changes in the built environment show the changes from one or two-storey houses to 5-7 storey-apartments, new streets, public spaces, facilities, and new modes of transportation. The findings on the perspectives and daily lives of residents include both the difficulties of sustaining some habits and relationships and the advantages of “new life”. The decision-makers are recommended to consider the people living in the near environs of neighbourhoods, their daily life practices, and social processes while making changes in the physical environment and to prefer slow changes rather than the “clearance” of the whole neighbourhood at once.</p> Copyright (c) How the Pandemic Has Affected Turkish Housing Affordability: 2020-12-21T08:59:13+00:00 SEYDA EMEKCI <p>Housing affordability problem in Turkey is not new. With the pandemic increasing pressure on the economy, the issue of housing affordability problem has reached an alarming level. The problem has been deepened not only as a result of the pandemic, but also due to the incomplete and wrong policies from the past. This paper on the one hand aims to examine how the pandemic has exacerbated the problem; on the other hand, it purposes to reveal that the problem has been handled incorrectly and how weaknesses in the policy strategies contribute this problem through a case study of the low-income group. The study concludes what architects should do to tackle this problem.</p> Copyright (c)