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Aims and Scope


The idea behind Urban Planning and Sustainable Development is to answer the city's problems and concerns which may refer to a component or complex systems. Urban planning attempts to scale the city structure, stipulate the requirements of QOL, and propose methods and tools to implement the optimum environmental resilience of a component or system. Also, urban planning attempts to provide a mechanism to avoid undesired development. The focus of this journal is on urban planning and sustainable development in several problems.


Domains of applications include a broad range of planning and sustainability scopes consisting of structural, urban, heritage, social, and spatial. Papers submitted to this journal could also be concerned about the most significant recent developments on the topics of city sustainability in urban planning. The journal also provides a forum where researchers can achieve information on relevant new developments in urban design, architectural solutions, renovation and city evolution. We encourage the submission of manuscripts that make an authentic sustainability and planning contribution to a challenging quality of line.

Typical areas of interest could be listed as below:


  • ​Regional and Urban planning

  • Design of city space

  • Problems of historical city centers

  • Sustainable development

  • Social housing

  • Environmental legislation and policy

  • Ecosystems analysis and protection

  • Natural resources management

  • Waste management

  • Transport infrastructure

  • Air, water and soil pollution

  • Remediation and recovery of urban fabric

  • Geo-informatics and the environment

  • Environmental impact assessment

  • Heritage and tourism

  • Vernacular Urbanism

  • Heritage architecture and historical aspects

  • Evolution of historical sites

  • Public safety and security

  • Architectural modelling

  • Cities planning

  • Underground urbanism

  • Impact of noise and aesthetic to quality of life

  • Tourism and environment

  • Cultural heritage and architectural issues

  • Planning in less favorable areas

  • Regional economics

  • Utilities and networks

  • Energy resources

  • Education and health

  • Passive energy and effective construction

  • Smart technology in city management

Publishing Ethics

The Urbanizm journal requires high standards of publication ethics and prevention of publication malpractice. The journal accepts only original manuscripts which have not been published or submitted to another publisher before, should be written by stated authors, include no unlawful statements, do not infringe the rights of others, and quote the sources appropriately. The review process is anonymous. The reviewers should have no conflict of interest with respect to reviewed articles. The judgements should be objective. The editors and publisher have to take all steps to ensure the quality of published articles. The ethic statements of Urbanizm journal are based on COPE’s Best Practice Guidelines for Journal Editors.

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