Planning in the Arab World, at urban, regional, and national levels faces new developmental challenges, notably those related to the growth of globalization as both a socio-economic process and a shift in policy-maker perceptions and modes of analysis.
JUR addresses these issues by publishing quality research in a variety of specific fields and from a range of theoretical and normative perspectives, which helps improve understanding of the actual and potential role of planning and planners in this context. The primary aims of the journal are to analyze and assess past and present urban development and management as a reflection of effective, ineffective and non-existent planning policies; and the promotion of the implementation of appropriate urban policies in the Arab World.
In doing so, JUR provides an international and interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of ideas and information between urban planners and policy makers from national and local governments, non-government organizations, academia and consultancy.
The editors particularly welcome contributions addressing the relationships between the ideas informing urban theory, practice and process, and the outcomes of planning, past and present. Contributors are invited to submit articles based on original empirical or theoretical work, or assessments or critiques of existing studies, that offer new perspectives, critical insights, or new data to stimulate and inform debate over the future development of planning and design in the Arab World.