Town and Regional Planning: Announcements <!-- Global site tag (gtag.js) - Google Analytics --> <p><em>Town and Regional Planning</em>&nbsp;is a South African accredited journal for independently adjudicated research articles on applicable topics in town, urban and regional planning.</p> en-US Call for papers: Special issue June 2023 <p><strong>CALL FOR PAPERS</strong></p> <p><strong>Special Issue for Journal of Town and Regional Planning / IHSP-SA</strong></p> <p>Sustainable human settlements, within the realm of climate change, remains the ultimate goal of human settlement activities, whether it is the teaching and education; the design; regulation; implementation; occupation or maintenance of new or existing suburban-; township-; or informal human, or often inhumane settlements. Although human settlement studies is a specialised discipline it is also a generalist-; public-; private-; collective and individual activity that excludes no one and includes our entire living environment.</p> <p>Within the complex South African diversity of natural and cultural environments, the rapid and accelerated response to existing, emerging and unexpected delivery of housing opportunities; access to basic services; more efficient land use; and an improved property market is key to both long term resilience and ongoing sustainability. Covid-19 has emphasized certain social injustices; inequalities; and divisions, while also introducing the use of technology. Despite smart cities and innovative building technologies becoming topical, informal settlements and owner- built houses are very much prevalent if not the norm in urban and rural landscapes of the developing world.</p> <p>The above expressions reflect realities and opportunities epitomised by our towns and cities. Given the afore-mentioned background the Institute of Human Settlement Practitioners of South Africa is making a special call for manuscripts from academics, scientists and practitioners across the world in housing/ human settlements research to address the subject of sustainable; resilient and equitable human settlements in the developing world, for a Special Journal Issue titled:<strong> Future</strong> <strong>Developing World Human Settlements</strong>, with the following thematic areas:</p> <p><em>Women, youths, children, and the city/city regions</em></p> <p><em>Migration and planning</em></p> <p><em>District development models</em></p> <p><em>Safety and access to public spaces in the city/city regions</em></p> <p><em>Environmental inequality and justice</em></p> <p><em>Recreational spaces in the city configuration</em></p> <p><em>Infrastructure deficit and access within the city/city regions</em></p> <p><em>Informal settlements in the city spaces</em></p> <p><em>Backyard and small-scale rentals</em></p> <p><em>Innovative/alternative building technologies and human settlements</em></p> <p><em>Urban liveability and the challenges of social inclusion</em></p> <p>We are hereby inviting both scholarly articles as well as review articles (papers that have a</p> <p>strong practical implementation aspect) on the mentioned topics.</p> <p><strong>Provisional timelines for writing</strong>:</p> <p>Submission deadline: Draft papers: 31 January 2023</p> <p>Papers under review: Feb-March 2023</p> <p>Comments send to authors: March-April 2023</p> <p>Author revisions of peer-reviewed papers: May 2023 (two weeks)</p> <p>Special issue published: June 2023</p> <p>More information on the journal and guidelines on the formatting of papers can be found on the journals' <a href="">webpage</a> or in the <a href="">guidelines to authors</a></p> <p>Submissions: <a href=""></a></p> <p>Journal contact details: <a href=""></a></p> <p><strong>Other links:</strong></p> <p><a href="">Author Agreement</a>:&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="">Publishing Agreement</a>:</p> Town and Regional Planning 2022-09-02 Impact and Citation <p>Based on Clarivate Analytics (Web of Science):</p> <p><strong>Metrics of&nbsp;<em>Town and Regional planning</em>&nbsp;in 2020</strong>:</p> <p>1. Journal Citation Indicator (JCI): 0.10<br>2. Rank by JCI:&nbsp; &nbsp; JCI RANK: 49/51 &nbsp; &nbsp;JCI QUARTILE: Q4&nbsp; &nbsp;JCI PERCENTILE: 4.90&nbsp;</p> Town and Regional Planning 2021-12-02