Journal specifications


  • Country of publication: Iran
  • Year of publication: Fall 2020
  • Standard Summary Title: (SURDS)
  • Credit of the journal: Scientific-Specialized (Ministry of Culture and Islamic Guidance)
  • Publication Season: Quarterly (4 issues per year)
  • Type of publishable articles: Research and Review
  • Referee type: Two anonymous (three referees)
  • Average judging time: 1 to 3 months
  • Average time period for initial review of received articles: less than ten days
  • Type of refereeing: Specialized and Peer Review
  • Journal Language: Persian (Abstract: English)
  • Publication status: Electronic
  • Reference method: (APA 2020)
  • Access type: Free (free access to all articles)
  • Electronic ISSN: 2783-0764
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Aims and Scope of the Journal of Sustainable Urban and Regional Development Studies (JSURDS)  

According to the interdisciplinary of this subject with geographical science (urban and rural planning), urban and regional planning, urban environment, spatial planning, sociology, urbanism, management and economy, the aim of the Journal of Sustainable Urban and Regional Development Studies (JSURDS)  is to bring together scholars, students, and researchers from a wide array of different fields who do practical researches in the field of sustainable urban and regional development in all levels of planning.


Journal of Sustainable Urban and Regional Development Studies (JSURDS) is following of Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE) and complies with the highest ethical standards in accordance with ethical laws.  

This Journal is Open Access and makes its content freely accessible, and allow readers to 'read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts' of its articles with an appropriate citation to journal.

The journal is open access under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 and makes its content freely accessible, which allows users to read, copy, distribute and make derivative works for non-commercial purposes from the material, as long as the author of the original work is cited properly.




Article extracted from thesis
1. A Conceptual Framework for Sustainable Rural Housing Development, Based on the Theoretical Orientation of Scientific Articles

Zohreh Sadeghi; Farhad Azizpour; Asghar Tahmasebi; Mohsen Sartipour

Volume 2, Issue 4 , March 2022, Pages 1-22

  Housing is a social, cultural, economic and spatial-physical phenomenon that is established with the aim of providing suitable living conditions. One of the issues that has attracted a lot of attention is sustainable housing in line with human development. The present study aims to provide a conceptual ...  Read More

Article extracted from dissertations
2. Application of Contextualism Theory in the Design of the City Entrance (Case Study:Entrance of Kermanshah City from Hamedan

Ardalan Hosseini; Kioumars Habibi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , March 2022, Pages 23-42

  Lack of attention to the entrance space of the city during the rapid growth of urbanization, these spaces have faced a crisis of anonymity. Achieving a design with understandable quality is a reference to solve these issues. Achieving a sort of design for preservation and continuity of the former identity, ...  Read More

Origional Article
3. Analysis of Key Drivers Affecting the Increase of Effectiveness of Strategic-Operational Plans of Cities and Municipalities with a Futures Study Approach in Cities of Khorasan Razavi Province

Aliakbar َAnabestani; Zahra َAnabestani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , March 2022, Pages 43-68

  The preparation of strategic-structural plans has started in the 1991s was considered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development, several decades after its beginning in the United Kingdom and the United States. In the middle of the 2012s, the instructions for preparing and compiling strategic-operational ...  Read More

Article extracted from thesis
4. The Role of Place in the Impact of Economic Factors on the Citizen Happiness of Ahvaz City Neighbourhoods

Safiyeh Damanbagh; Nahid Sajadian

Volume 2, Issue 4 , March 2022, Pages 69-94

  In the city of Ahvaz with its special characteristics in terms of urbanization and economic situation issues endanger the mental and social health and, consequently, the of the happiness citizens, which highlights the need to address the happiness of the citizens in Ahvaz The present study is theoretical-applied ...  Read More

Article extracted from dissertations
5. Investigating the Effect of Citizens' Satisfaction with Quality of Life on Positive Citizenship Behaviors Region 16 of Tehran

Mehrzad Alahe Virdi; Maraym Ilanloo

Volume 2, Issue 4 , March 2022, Pages 95-118

  Citizenship and citizen behavior is one of the fundamental variables and factors in the development of social capital and the subsequent development of human societies, which is the importance of finding it in urban studies and addressing it in this study. The aim of this study is to investigate the ...  Read More

Origional Article
6. Urban environment-friendly behaviors in public cultural-sports spaces in the provinces of Iran

Leila Nazari; Mohammad Saeid Kiani

Volume 2, Issue 4 , March 2022, Pages 119-137

  The human environment has been exposed to the most unprecedented damage since the twentieth century due to the rapid industrial development around the world. The Aim of this study is to realize urban environmentally friendly behaviors in sports from the perspective of managers and organizers of sport ...  Read More

Article extracted from dissertations
7. An Analysis on Improving the Quality of Urban Public Spaces with the Creative City Approach (Case Study:Lar City

Mahdi Ebrahimi Boozani; Reza Mokhtari Malekabadi; Fateme Hamidi

Volume 2, Issue 4 , March 2022, Pages 138-155

  Creative city is a city where new activities take place and people work together responsibly and creatively and with collective thinking to solve problems and improve living conditions and environmental qualities of the city. The aim of this article is to investigate ways to improve the quality of public ...  Read More

Geography & Rural Planning
1. Identification and Prioritization of the Tourism Businesses Major Routes for Region Rural of Jiroft Townshop Using Fuzzy Operators

Seyed Reza Hosseini Kahnoj; Hamdollah Sojasi Qeidari; Ali Akbar Anabestani; Ali Shahdadi

Volume 2, Issue 3 , December 2021, , Pages 1-20

  Exploration the main routes of tourism is an approach to determine the pattern of travel density in order to boost rural tourism businesses. The present study, using fuzzy operators in GIS, deals with the zoning of major tourism routes that have a significant impact on the success of related tourism ...  Read More

Urban Planning
2. Efficiency of Fuzzy Algorithms in Segmentation of Urban Areas with Applying HR-PR Panchromatic Images (Case Study of Qeshm City)

Heeva Elmizadeh; Hadi Mahdipour Hossein-Abad

Volume 1, Issue 2 , March 2021, , Pages 35-47

  The process of urban development is like a fuzzy process; Therefore, fuzzy segmentation and urban space monitoring using HR-PRS panchromatic images is one of the best tools in urban management and planning. In this study, panchromatic images of GeoEye-1 sensor related in the urban area of Qeshm has been ...  Read More

Social Planning
3. In Research of a Conceptual Model of the Idea of the Right to the City in Urban Policy

Masume Eshtiaghi; Mahmoud Sharepour

Volume 1, Issue 2 , March 2021, , Pages 67-84

  Development paths in any society are more the result of choices and decisions that are made as a result of policy-making practices. In recent decades, rapid urban changes and the resulting crises have drawn attention to the field of urban policy. On the other hand, the unequal forms and distribution ...  Read More

Sustainable Urban Development
4. Measurement and Optimization of Tourist Routes with VIKOR and AHP Techniques (Case Study of the Old Texture of Dezful)

Elias Mavedat; Milad Valipour

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2020, , Pages 22-39

  Urban tourism is a term that describes various tourism activities in which the city is the main destination and desired location. Today, the tourism industry as one of the top industries is growing and developing rapidly. Despite the rich resources and tourism opportunities in Iran, little attention ...  Read More

Sustainable Urban Development
5. Analyzing the Role of Arbaeen Religious Tourism in the Sustainable Development of Transit-border Cities (Case Study: Mehran City)

Mohammad Faraji Darabkhani; Hoshang Moradi

Volume 2, Issue 2 , August 2021, , Pages 1-24

  Religious tourism is a very important factor in the development of cities. Because it has a high potential for attracting tourists and it is one of the most important and prosperous types of tourism which has had significant effects on various aspects of society. Today, in the economy of many countries ...  Read More

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