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About Journal

​The URBANIZM Journal (ISSN: 1811-6582), is a peer-reviewed open-access journal which is a scholarly refereed distributed by EBSCOhost and covers all aspects of sustainability and city design. It is the best international forum for the advancement and dissemination of research results that support high-level learning, teaching and research in the fields of urban planning & sustainable development. The objectives of the journal are to fortify academic exchanges between researchers and academician to endorse and disseminate advancement of urban planning and technology. Our topics of interest includes 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 the 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, Tourism and Environment, Cultural heritage and architectural issues, Planning in less favourable areas, Regional economics, Utilities and networks, Energy resources, Education and health, Passive energy and effective construction, Smart technology in city management etc.

The journal has completed eighteen successful years of publication and it contains contributions from authors all around the globe.

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:


​The URBANIZM journal is indexed by the database of EBSCO Publishing, on the web platform of EBSCOhost and CrossRef.

EBSCO Publishing is the leader of world aggregators of scientific and popular publications, as well as electronic and audiobooks. Crossref is the organization that provides an easy way to find the research objects, cite, link, assess, and reuse.

The URBANIZM Journal is an open-access and blind peer-reviewed periodical publication dedicated to the propagation and elucidation of scholarly research results on Urban Planning and Sustainable Development (UJPSD) . The main objective of UJPSD is to provide an intellectual platform for international scholars and to promote interdisciplinary studies in sustainability of the cities and become the leading journal in urban planning of sustainable cities in the world.
UJPSD publishes original papers, review papers, analytical and simulation models, case studies, event and book reviews. The journal is published in both print and online versions.

UJPSD is inviting papers for the upcoming issue of the journal. Please send your manuscript to and for administrative queries to

We receive the manuscript during the year and publish the selected paper in November of each year. 

The urbanization and sustainable cities of 21th century, especially in the countries under developing toward post-industrial economy. The ambition of the current issue of the scientific journal is to highlight the challenges of technogenic progress and digitalization behind the cities, the global experience of modern city planning in different regions of the world, with an emphasis on the ideological and heritage aspects in renovation in areas through selected comparative studies.

The aim of the scientific studies is to define the use of general (international) modern approaches to urban planning while paralelly highlighting of impact between mentality of heritage architecture and sustainable urban centers.

History of Journal

The greatest credit in the creation of this journal should be assigned to Prof. Fikret Huseynov Movsum oglu. 

Fikret Huseynov Movsum oglu (1944–2016) was one of the founding group of architecture professors at the Faculty of Architecture at the Azerbaijan Civil Engineering Institute (now the Azerbaijan University of Architecture and Construction) in Baku, serving as the first chair of the journal’s editorial board (members of the first editorial board were famous Azerbaijani architects and academics as Prof. Gulchohra Mammadova, Davud Ahundov, Elmir Abdulayev, Shamil Fatullayev, Aybeniz Hasanova). Professor Fikret Huseynov has led the faculty of architecture and urban planning for more than 30 years and was the Head of the Department of Architectural Design and Urban Planning at Azerbaijan University and Architecture and Construction. In USSR, he became the youngest doctor of sciences in the architecture realm, elevating his school of architects and town planners and opening a new direction in science city planning.

In 2000, Professor Fikret Huseynov Movsum oglu, an Honorary Architect, Doctor of Science in Architecture and Urban Planning and Academician, founded the Society of Urbanists of Azerbaijan. The journal was established in 2001 by the Society of Urbanists of Azerbaijan. The international scope of the journal gradually began to expand mostly after a new chief editor, Prof. Emir Huseynov Fikret oglu, took over in 2016. He has extensive professional and academic experience worldwide and the students of his courses have successfully participated in international competitions. He is a Doctor of Science in Sustainable Urban Planning.
During this time among the standard issues there started a tradition of monothematic-focused issues. 
This reflected also the growth of the editorial board by foreign specialists such as Prof. Alexandre Hedjazi, Alexey Krasheninnikov, and Nora Lombardini. The journal was gradually indexed in international databases as EBSCO (from 2018) and CrossRef (from 2021).


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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