Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs 2023-02-25T00:00:00+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>Frequency:</strong> 2 issues per year (June and December)</p> <p><strong>Publisher:</strong> Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi,</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>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> Fear and Architecture: Learning from Mega-Projects and Canal Istanbul as a Case 2023-02-20T12:54:05+00:00 Ece Ceylan Baba Cansu Aktaş Ceren Balioğlu Taylan Kaba <p><em>Fear has been a fundamental aspect of human existence throughout history, and its connection with architecture has evolved as cities and the built environment have changed. Mega-projects, such as Canal Istanbul, play a significant role in shaping urban fear. Considering this fact, this study explores the relationship between fear and architecture in the context of mega-projects, with a focus on the case of Canal Istanbul, to define fear, identify its different types (environmental, socio-economic, technological), and examine their common underlying factor: generating a situation of uncertainty. The research investigates the Canal Istanbul project as a case study, presenting arguments supported by theoretical sources to explore the relationship between fear, architecture, and uncertainty. In this regard, this study adopts a qualitative and interpretive research approach. It provides insights into the potential consequences of the Canal Istanbul project concerning fear and architecture by emphasizing the importance of transparency and public participation in mega-projects, highlighting the need for detailed analysis and scientific references. Overall, the research contributes to understanding the interplay between fear, architecture, and mega-projects, offering valuable insights for future urban planning and development.</em></p> 2023-05-29T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Prof. Dr. Ece Ceylan Baba , MSc. Cansu Aktaş, MSc. Ceren Balioğlu, MSc. Taylan Kaba Psychological Effects of Walking and Relaxed Sitting in Urban Greenspaces During Post-pandemic: A Case Study in Bogor City, Indonesia 2022-12-12T23:26:30+00:00 Mona Sari Indung Sitti Fatimah Prita Indah Pratiwi Bambang Sulistyantara <p><em>The COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the world order from the beginning of 2020 to the end of 2022. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant impact on changes in healthy living practices, such as decreased physical exercise and increased stress, compromising psychological well-being. The psychological impacts of walking and relaxing in urban green spaces on IPB University students are investigated in this study. Bogor City Alun-Alun, Sempur Park, and Heulang Park were used for the experiment. Participants completed 15 minutes of walking and relaxed sitting before and after the experiment, and the psychological impacts were assessed using Profiles of Mood States (POMS), State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI), and WHO Quality of Life (WHOQOL-BREF) before and after the experiment. The results indicate that physical activity improves psychological wellness. These findings give scientific evidence for the psychologically relaxing effects of walking and relaxed sitting, as well as recommendations to support the development and construction of therapeutic urban green spaces.</em></p> 2023-02-25T00:00:00+00:00 Copyright (c) 2023 Mona Sari, Dr. Indung Sitti Fatimah, Dr. Prita Indah Pratiwi, Dr. Bambang Sulistyantara