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 dissertations Urban Planning
Empowering Informal Settlements by Emphasizing the Social Capital Approach (Case Study: the City of Islamshahr)

Roqie Beidi Gharaghyeh; Azadeh Arbabi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 1-23

  Background and Aim: Islamshahr has been one of the main destinations of immigrants to Tehran in recent decades, these immigrants who migrated from villages and cities near and far to Islamshahr. In many cases, without any investigation or coordination or adaptation to the new environment, unauthorized ...  Read More

Article extracted from dissertations Urban Planning
Rehabilitation of Decayed Urban Fabrics, Applying the Increasing the Environmental Safety of Public Spaces Approach (Case Study: Beryanak Neighborhood, Region 10 of Tehran)

Majid Hassanpour; Sayed Majid Naderi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 24-33

  Background and Aim: Rehabilitation of decayed urban fabrics is one of the solutions that have been aimed in order to improve the living conditions, especially the issue of safety, in these textures. Therefore, in this paper, following the investigation of the rehabilitation of the decayed urban fabrics ...  Read More

Review Article Urban Management
Clarifying the Efficiency and Role of Urban Management Performance on the Components of Social Security and Crime Prevention in Cities

Davood Habibi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 34-47

  Background and Aim: People always seek to provide security as one of their basic needs, also it has been considered as one of the important indicators of the quality of urban life from urban planners and managers point of view. Precisely, feeling of social security in urban spaces is one of the most ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
A comparative study of the level of citizenship responsibility in the old and new urban fabric (case-study: Kazerun city)

Mohammad Akbari Riyabi; Hossein Amir-Azodi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 48-70

  Context and purpose: Citizen Responsibility provides a platform for civic participation and through that, improving the social dimensions of urban development issues. Although citizen participation has been explored by many scientific researches, citizenship responsibility as the internal motivation ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
Measuring the Sensory Richness in the Pedestrian Bazar(Case study: Jannat Pedestrian Bazar of Mashhad)

Seyedeh ,Maryam Mojtabavi; Fatemeh Sadat Razavi Satvati; Fatemeh Ghasemi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 71-83

  Context and purpose: Human experience takes place in different spaces of the city through different sensory channels. In the perception of a space, the more sensory organs are stimulated, the more the impact of the space and the understanding of the space will be more complete and deeper, and the extent ...  Read More

Article extracted from dissertations Urban Planning
Redesigning the Sidewalks Around Fatemi Square and Valiasr Street in Tehran in order to Improve the Sense of Belonging to the Place

Saeid Kardar; Faezeh Saeidi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 84-97

  Background and Aim: Every place has its own soul and characteristics, based on which it expresses its special character. In fact, Human beings need to understand the sense of place in order to have an intimate interaction and identification with the place where a person lives. Due to the fact that Valiasr ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
Valuating the Level of Physical Resilience of Old Tissue against Natural Hazards with an Emphasis on Earthquakes (Case Study: Javadieh Neighborhood of the Region 16 in Tehran)

Maraym Ilanloo; EHSAN Sohrabi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 98-119

  Background and purpose: due to the rapid changes of cities, some of the urban tissues have not been able to communicate with their surroundings and provide services to the residents due to wear and tear. Today, the vulnerability of worn-out tissues to natural disasters is a global issue facing city managers. ...  Read More

Article extracted from dissertations Urban Tourism
The Role of Urban Furniture in Choosing a Tourist Destination (Case Study: Taleghan Township)

Ali Tavakolan; Samira Arjmandi Far

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 120-134

  Background and purpose: Urban furniture is one of the attractions and welfare facilities that are basically developed to serve the citizens, and the use of these facilities by tourists can help their continuation and provide reasons for the development of tourism in those cities. The purpose of this ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
Analyzing the causes of failureNew cities in Iran

Gholamreza Jahanmohammadi; Mehdi Garakhlo; Zahra Ahmadi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 135-156

  Context and purpose: A decade after the revolution, in order to organize the country's urban system, the construction of new cities around the mother cities and densely populated urban centers was put on the agenda of the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development. But the expected results, i.e. systematization ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
The Need of the Pattern Change of Contemporary Urban Development to Regeneration Traditional Patterns(Case Study: Ardabil City)

Peyman Javadi; Ali Javan Forouzande; Reza Javadi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 157-169

   Background and Aim: According to studies conducted in recent decades, changing the pattern of traditional to modern urban planning has been associated with challenges. In a study conducted in the city of Ardabil, the most important current challenges are irregular growth and development of the ...  Read More

Review Article Sustainable Urban Development
The Necessity of Creating the Ecologic Cities, Challenges and Obstacles in Iran

Ebrahim Barati; Hamid Saberi

Volume 3, Issue 3 , December 2022, Pages 170-190

  Background and Aim: Various approaches have been presented to achieve urban balance and sustainability, one of these approaches is the ecologic city. The aim of this research is to clarify the need to pay attention to the creation of the urban ecological approach in Iran urban planning system in order ...  Read More

Urban Planning
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
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

Rural Planning
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

Sustainable Urban Development
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

Urban Planning
Structural Analysis of Urban Development of Ahvaz Metropolis with Futuristic Research Method

Massoud Safaei Pour; Fereshteh Shanbehpoor

Volume 1, Issue 2 , March 2021, , Pages 1-18

  Today, the challenges of modern urban life and environmental and social problems have led to a futuristic approach to urban planning and the use of various tools to build a desirable future. The present study uses the technique of cross-impact analysis, which is one of the common methods in futures research, ...  Read More

Origional Article
Analyzing and reviewing the City Development Strategic plan (CDS) of Kazerun with the approach of sustainable urban development

Mohammad Akbari Riyabi; Farzaneh Soflae

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 January 2023

  Background and Aim: Sustainable development (SD) is an ideological solution to the current problems of developing cities moving toward a brilliant future where environmental resources are maintained for generations to come. Urbanism is expanding rapidly, exploitation of resources and waste production ...  Read More

Origional Article
Study the effect of climatic criteria on rural housing design (Case study: Dehlran and Ivan cities - Ilam province

Mohammad Salavarzi; Farzaneh Amoozadeh

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 02 January 2023

  Man has always been looking for a way to meet his needs. Since the beginning of history, housing has been a place to achieve this logical desire, and with the formation of housing together with quality, it has traveled its way towards obtaining peace. On the other side, environmental and climatic conditions ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
Investigation and evaluation of the physical components of worn-out urban tissue (case study) of the worn-out tissue of Masjid Suleiman

Farkhonde Hashemi Ghand Ali; Saeid Amanpour

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 23 March 2023

  AbstractOne of the serious problems that many Iranian cities are facing is the wear and tear of urban fabrics. Exhaustion represents the existence of conditions that threaten human life in different dimensions. The main goal of the current research is to investigate and evaluate the resilience of the ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
Explaining the basics and principles of urban street widening with the approach of Islamic teachings and Iranian culture (Sanaei Street, Mashhad

Amir Bakhshi; mahdi moharreri; Seyed Hassan Rasouli

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 23 March 2023

  One of the issues that Iran's cities are facing today is the widening of urban streets. The widening of urban streets in the old fabric of cities causes various problems in different aspects of the city. The purpose of this research is to investigate the problems of widening and widened streets and to ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
Future research of smart city development in the Deputy of Urban Planning and Architecture of Shahin Shahr Municipality

Behnaz Rezazadeh

Articles in Press, Corrected Proof, Available Online from 23 March 2023

  In Shahin Shahr, measures have been taken regarding the electronic city by the municipality, this city has been designated as a smart city pilot in the country and it moves among the smart cities with the slogan: smart citizen, smart city and smart municipality. The dry structure of urban management ...  Read More

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