Aims and Scope

The journal aims to link interdisciplinary human habitat studies in the EURO-MED region, from architecture and urbanism to regional planning, including the relationship between human-dominated and natural systems. It seeks to pursue the goals of multi-stakeholder operations such as SUDs, UfM Action Plans and more, towards resilient cities and sustainable social structures.

The growing needs to foster a deeper understanding of standards and emerging aspects in the region lead to the need for a scientific platform in which academics, professionals and stakeholders work together to deal with and take action to address the rising forces in our cities. Therefore, governmental and non-governmental organizations from different countries come together to lay the foundations and set pillars for achieving the goals and needs of today and tomorrow.

Accordingly, the journal provides science-led strategic insight and guidance for sustainable and resilient cities, with a particular focus on the Mediterranean regions. Topics draw on scientific knowledge and research to make regional policies and practices as future-proof as possible. The Schools of Architecture and Urbanism are considered as potential driving forces and hubs for the profound science-led transformation and integration in the region, and thus, the Journal aims to bring together schools of Architecture and Urban Studies from different regions, in one platform.



The scope of the journal includes original, peer-reviewed research contributions to architecture and urban studies on topics referring to cities in general, and the Mediterranean region in particular. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following themes:


Water and Land

    • Port-Cities
    • Coastlines Revitalization
    • Eco-Political Studies and Governance in Littoral Territories
    • Infrastructure and Mobility
    • Green-Blue Studies
    • Local and International Immigrations

Dwelling and Communities

    • Housing and Population Crisis
    • Adaptive and Responsive Housing
    • Gentrification Strategies
    • Social Housing and Affordability
    • formal and Informal Development

Heritage & Vernacular Studies

    • Heritage and Architecture
    • Heritage and the City
    • Regeneration and Restoration
    • Vernacular Concepts
    • Architecture and Neighbourhood Conservation

Environment and Sustainability

    • Architecture and Climate Change
    • Energy Efeciency and Thermal Studies
    • Arid and Semi-Arid Areas
    • Smart Architecture and Reselient Cities
    • Emerging Technologies in Urban Architecture


    • L.L. Programs for Architecture and Urban Design
    • Transformative Pedagogies and Regional Curricula