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Call for papers for International Journal: Ekistics and the New Habitat

** Saudi Vision 2030 - Habitats for Sustainable Development
Editor Special Issue:
Assist. Professor Dr. Yenny Rahmayati, Prince Sultan University, Saudi Arabia
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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 Saudi Vision 2030 - Habitats for Sustainable Development.

Saudi Vision 2030 ( is Saudi Arabia's vision for the future. It is a package of social and economic policies that are designed to free the kingdom from dependence on oil exports and to build a prosperous and sustainable economic future by focusing on the country's strength and policies. The Saudi Vision 2030 is calling for action in several sectors related to design practice and the built environment. The solution to the demand for design increasingly takes the form of a continuum of products, services and communication as part of strategies which embrace broad issues ranging from technologies to culture, from strategies to the planning of visions and scenarios, with a view to innovation, and environmental and social sustainability.

This Special Issue seeks papers from architecture, urban design and planning practitioners, academics and researchers which posit and analyse the problems of the cities and the new habitats in Saudi Arabia in relation to Saudi Vision 2030. Special attention will be paid to perspectives that explore the Vision Realization Programs: the Quality of Life and the Housing program which includes housing, urban design and environment, infrastructure and transportation, and heritage. The programs look for new perspectives towards more sustainable, resilient and liveable cities.

The research themes are opened to a wide range of studies that might involve different disciplines like humanities, technologies, engineering and social science.
Research related to cutting-edge studies in design process and methods; history and theory of design; built environment as material evidence; urban studies are also welcome.  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.

Contact Assist. Prof. Dr Yenny Rahmayati
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