Special Issue on Urban Planning, Outdoor Comfort and Physical Activity

Submission Deadline: Jun. 25, 2020

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This special issue currently is open for paper submission and guest editor application.

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  • Lead Guest Editor
    • Nassima Mouada
      Architecture department ,University of Biskra, Biskra, Algeria
  • Guest Editor
    Guest Editors play a significant role in a special issue. They maintain the quality of published research and enhance the special issue’s impact. If you would like to be a Guest Editor or recommend a colleague as a Guest Editor of this special issue, please Click here to complete the Guest Editor application.
    • Samuel Getachew
      Department of Urban Land Use Planning, Ambo University, Ambo, Ethiopia
    • Akanda Md.Raihan Gafur
      Urban and Regional Planning ,Rajshahi University of Enginnering and Technology, Rajshahi, Bangladesh
    • Vasco Barbosa
      Associate professor, Universidad La Sabana, Urban Planning and Territory Research Group, Porto, Portugal
  • Introduction

    Due to the harsh weather conditions and excessive level of urbanization in cities, urban planning in has focused more on automobile usage and less on people’s physical activity. This strategy has created an automobile-dependent society. As a result, walking has gradually decreased as a mode of transport. In addition, the phenomenon of rapid urbanization has also a negative environmental impact, including modifications on the urban microclimate and thermal comfort for peoples. This issue is to improve the dissemination of advanced research in the area of urban planning and its relationships with the thermal sensation of human and physical activity. Original research papers are solicited in any aspect of urban planning, outdoor thermal comfort, and walkability.

    Aims and Scope:

    1. Develop better understanding of the relationship between urban morphology ,microclimate and physical activity
    2. Evaluating the physical parameters of urban morphology that may influence people’s subjective perception
    3. Understanding the activity of walking in the urban environment and trying to analyze the different aspects in which the built environment influences walking behavior and make one space more inviting and walkable than another
    4. Support urban design knowledge and contribute to the larger field of “walkability” by refining the methodsused to study the relation between walking behavior and physical environment
    5. Create guidelines for achieving the model of sustainable city
    6. Resolve the problem of climate modification

  • Guidelines for Submission

    Manuscripts can be submitted until the expiry of the deadline. Submissions must be previously unpublished and may not be under consideration elsewhere.

    Papers should be formatted according to the guidelines for authors (see: http://www.urpjournal.org/submission). By submitting your manuscripts to the special issue, you are acknowledging that you accept the rules established for publication of manuscripts, including agreement to pay the Article Processing Charges for the manuscripts. Manuscripts should be submitted electronically through the online manuscript submission system at http://www.sciencepublishinggroup.com/login. All papers will be peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal and will be listed together on the special issue website.

  • Published Papers

    The special issue currently is open for paper submission. Potential authors are humbly requested to submit an electronic copy of their complete manuscript by clicking here.