Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs <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> Alanya Hamdullah Emin Paşa Üniversitesi en-US Journal of Contemporary Urban Affairs 2475-6164 Heritage Preservation as Strategy for Recomposing Conflict Territories <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Heritage admits diverse readings depending on different territorial spaces, contexts, and knowledge fields. The relation between Heritage and the social contexts is one of these knowledge areas. But Heritage accepts a dual perception as a cultural reflection. It may be considered either as the origins of the conflicts or the engine for recomposing disrupted territories. The paper proposes a reflection on the topics related to conflict territories and the roles currently played by Cultural Heritage. The recomposition of conflict territories is based on a continuous intercultural approach with important contributions from human rights, genders equality, intercultural dialogue perspectives and the fact of taking heritage as a territorial stabilization factor. The paper presents specific practical cases in the Eastern Mediterranean region where actions on Heritage religious elements collide with the national sovereign of the respective current countries. A comparative study among these different actions proves that the initial clashes can be progressively transformed into strategies able to become the future guideline for the resolution of heritage regional conflicts. These conflicts reflect two discourses: political (with strong links between national identity and religion) and scientific (with a clash between static concept and dynamic vision) where objects interact with the visitors.</em></p> Jose Manuel Pages Madrigal Copyright (c) 2021 Professor Dr. Jose Manuel Pages Madrigal 2021-10-29 2021-10-29 6 1 252 264 10.25034/ijcua.2021.v5n2-8 The Role of “Scale” on the Acceleration of Social Interaction in Urban Spaces <p style="text-align: justify;"><em>Rehabilitation projects are interventions that can lead to the transformation of the socio-spatial structure of obsolescent neighborhoods. The main intention of such projects is the creation and/or improvement of social interactions after physical and functional interventions. Urban Renewal Organization of Tehran (UROT) is tasked with identification of target obsolescent neighborhoods, preparation of neighborhood development plans and implementation of rehabilitation projects to improve the quality of space and stimulate social interactions. In this paper, three urban spaces in different scales (“micro” for neighborhoods, “meso” for local and “macro” for trans-local scales), designed and implemented by UROT, were selected as a case study. By designing and filling a questionnaire and after analyzing research findings, the effect of the scale of the urban project on different activities was evaluated based on the Gehl model. Overall, in the expanded model based on the scale of space, an inverse ratio between the scale of space and both optional selective and social activities has been revealed.</em></p> Kaveh Hajialiakbari Mohammad Zare Mitra Karimi Copyright (c) 2021 Dr. Kaveh Hajialiakbari, Dr. Mohammad Zare, Mitra Karimi 2021-08-18 2021-08-18 6 1 59 68 10.25034/ijcua.2022.v6n1-6