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.




Origional Article Urban Planning
Empowering the Informal Settlement of Shahid Rajaei Town of Mashhad

Mohamad Rahim Rahnama; Mojgan Yaghoubi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 1-23

  Background and Aim: The rapid growth of urbanization and the increase in the amount of migration to cities, the lack and high cost of housing in big cities has created the abnormal phenomenon of informal settlements, which, along with the growth of unemployment, provides the basis for social damage. ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Environment
Measuring Livability Indicators in Iranian Cities (Case Study: City of Babol)

Amir Bakhshi; Ahmad Alizadeh fard; Seyed Hassan Rasouli

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 24-40

  Background and Aim: Currently, cities are facing many challenges in economic, social and environmental dimensions. Due to the growth of urbanization, there have been harmful consequences for cities. The continuation of this kind of population growth has made urbanization in today's cities face economic, ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Tourism
An Analysis on Tourism Awareness and Destination Choice, Based on the Word of Mouth) Case Study: Chabahar Port, Iran(

Rahim Heydari Chiyaneh; Davood Hatami; Zobaideh Puyesh; Hamideh Hatami; Reza Hatami

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 41-53

  Background and Aim: Tourism, which is called a green industry in today's world, is a way to transfer culture and civilization from one society to another; In that process there are many positive economic, social, political, environmental and cultural effects. Every tourism destination offers different ...  Read More

Origional Article Rural Planning
Clarify the Effective Structures and Challenges of Rural Entrepreneurship Development (Case Study:Zafarabad Village, Noor Abad Rural District, Lorestan Province)

Samira Julayi; Hossein Zinati Fakhrabad; Zahra Malekjafarian

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 54-67

  Background and Aim: Strengthening rural entrepreneurship as an effective lever in accelerating economic growth and social empowerment plays an important role in the process of rural development. Meanwhile, there are capabilities and obstacles that by identifying them, in addition to the growth and development ...  Read More

Review Article Urban Management
Clarify the Effective Solutions and Empowering Human Capital in Increasing the Efficiency and Improving the Performance of Municipalities

Seyed Hedayat Mohamadi; Davood Habibi; Hashem Nowrozi Fard; Sajjad Navidinia

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 68-83

  Background and Aim: The performance of employees is a subject that is closely related to the achievement of the organization's goals, so that the performance of employees is considered equivalent to the performance of the organization. Therefore, paying attention to the knowledge and skills of human ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Tourism
Investigating the Relationship between Social Security Indicators and Loyalty of Foreign Tourists (Case Study: Shiraz City)

Mohammad Reza Shahriyari

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 84-100

  Background and Aim: Security is one of the most basic needs for tourists, and its lack is a big challenge to attract tourists, especially foreign tourists. Since the purpose of tourists from traveling is to gain mental and emotional peace; the lack of social security will decrease the acceptance of tourists. ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Management
Evaluating the Effect of knowledge Management Indicators on Urban Management Performance (Case Study: Municipalities of Kermanshah Municipality)

Sareh Rezaie Es haghvandi

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 101-118

  Background and Aim: One of the most important behavioral issues in the field of management is urban management, which determines many variables of the organization. And following that, in recent decades, the issue of knowledge management has been raised as a strategic need for institutions, organizations ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
Evaluating the Performance of Isfahan City Bus Lines with Data Envelopment Analysis Model (Case Study: Lines that Overlap with a Subway Line)

Behnam Jalilian; Seyed Abbas Rouhani Isfahani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 119-134

  Background and Aim: The lack of an efficient transportation system is one of the obstacles to the growth and development of any country. Among the types of intra-city transportation, the role of the bus is more prominent than other methods. Considering that bus lines have the largest role and contribution ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Design
Investigation of Physical Components of Sustainable Architecture in Educational Space (Case Study: François Mitterrand School, Brazil)

Seyedeh Maryam Mojtabavi; Houra Izadpanah

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 135-155

  Background and Aim: n recent years, the environmental crisis has been one of the main concerns of human beings. Increasing energy consumption and its impact on the future of the environment has made the design of buildings with a sustainable architectural approach of particular importance. Meanwhile, ...  Read More

Article extracted from dissertations Urban Planning
Investigating Infrastructures and Effective Solutions in the Formation and Development of Urban Green Transportation

Ali Reza Jabari Zadehgan; Mohammad Reza Pourzarzgar; Vida Norouz Borazjani

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 156-168

  Background and Aim: Nowadays, due to the important role of the transportation system in sustainable urban development, it is important to adopt appropriate policies in the urban transportation sector and develop sustainable transportation as one of the main areas of urban growth.. Green transportation ...  Read More

Origional Article Sustainable Regional Development
Evaluating the NDVI and Landuse trend Respect to Sustainable Development in Malard

Zahra Hejazizadeh; Zahra Sonboli

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 169-188

  Background and Aim: Development, as a concept, has been associated with various meanings, interpretations, and theories. Development is an evolutionary process whereby human capacity is increased to start new structures, solving problems, adapting to constant changes, and deliberately and creatively ...  Read More

Article extracted from dissertations Sustainable Urban Development
Investigating the Role of Good Urban Governance in Improving the Quality of Life in the Region 11 of Tehran

Saeid Kardar; Rassa Safai Namin

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 189-204

  Background and Aim: Today, one of the most important issues of urban life is the increase in population, and providing welfare and comfort, or in other words, raising the quality of life, is very important for them, an issue that city managers seek to improve for citizens. On the other hand, today's ...  Read More

Article extracted from dissertations Sustainable Urban Development
Clarifying Urban Regeneration Criteria in order to Achieve Sustainable Development Case Study:Briyank Neighborhood, Region 10,Tehran)

Sayed Majid Naderi; Mohammad Ali Ranjbardar

Volume 3, Issue 2 , August 2022, Pages 205-222

  Background and Aim: Considering that urban regeneration is a comprehensive and integrated policy to solve the problems of cities in a way that leads to the improvement of livability indicators and the quality of life of citizens and as a result of providing sustainable urban development, the purpose ...  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

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

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

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

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