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Friday, July 12, 2019

Ekistics - Special Issue: Indonesia and the New Habitat: Urban and Environmental Challenges

Ekistics, one of the world's oldest scholarly journals for human habitat research and practice, was developed by C.A Doxiadis with the goal of creating liveable cities and thriving urban environments. The journal has provided an interdisciplinary forum for the scientific study of human settlements since the 1950s. It has recently been revived into an online version as Ekistics and the New Habitat. The journal is planning a series of special issues for various regions of human habitation around the world. In this call, we seek papers on the topic of Indonesia and the New Habitat: Urban and Environmental Challenges.

Cities in developing countries have become more urbanized and create complex urban problems and challenges. UN-Habitat introduces sustainable urbanization as concentration for future human settlements which is in line with the changes of the world scale. As a developing country as well as most populous nations in the world, Indonesia also experienced human settlements challenges particularly in the area of urban planning, basic infrastructure, housing and slums as well as the urban policies. However, the government of the Republic of Indonesia has shown its commitment to be part of the Habitat Agenda by actively involved and implementing the six themes of the Agenda.

This Special Issue seeks papers from academics, researchers, practitioners as well as observers which posit and analyses the problems of the cities and the new habitats in Indonesia in relation to planning and implementation of the six topics of UN-Habitat:

  1. Urban Demographics
  2. Land and Urban planning
  3. Environment and Urbanization
  4. Governance and Institutional
  5. Urban Economics
  6. Housing and Basic Services
Particular attention will be given to perspective that explores future agendas regarding sustainable urbanization and environmental challenges.

In this regard, the following topics are recommended to take into consideration:
  • Any aspect of the United Nations New Urban Agenda, in Habitat III, including reference to the Sustainable Development Goals.
  • Critiques on the local, regional and global policy of habitat development, design and planning, and urban transformation
  • Issues of architecture, urban design, spatial planning, housing, conservation, sustainability, livability, environmental planning and regeneration through a cross-disciplinary and/or global perspective.
We invite proposals engaged in the mentioned framework of topics above in the form of firstly, a short 250-word proposal/abstract by 1st Oct 2019. On-topic proposals integrating the above themes will receive an invitation to submit a full de-identified paper in Word.doc(x) file format for double-blind peer review.

Scholarly articles/reviews (full papers, double-blind review): typically, with title, authors, institutional affiliations, abstract, keywords, body text (5000-7000 words), and APA 6th References at the end of the article. Body text typically includes:
  • an introduction to a problem or topic outlining the need for the research,
  • relevant prior papers from Ekistics and other sources
  • the methodological or conceptual framework and methods
  • the summary of key results, findings, or reflective insights
  • a critical concluding discussion.
Scholarly extended Abstracts/Essays (1000-1500 words), Critical reflections of Practice (500-1000 words or so) and Book reviews (300-500 words) are also welcome: review priority will be given to full research papers with the criteria mentioned above. Please submit via the orange [SUBMIT PAPER HERE] button in this email.

Please note: there is a further concurrent call:

Saudi Vision 2030 - Habitats for Sustainable Development

Contact: Assist. Prof. Dr Yenny Rahmayati
Email: yrahmayati AT psu.edu.sa

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Urban Demographics
Land and Urban planning
Environment and Urbanization


Housing and Basic Services

history ...
Ekistics 1957
Governance and Institutional
Urban Economics

'City'? Reflect on the city and cities as a structure and as content.

c/o Associate Prof. Kurt Seeman, Editor in Chief & Assist. Prof. Dr Yenny Rahmayati
(and my source)

See also:

Habitat 3

Ekistic Journal: Health and Mental Health

'ekistics' defined. 

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