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
The effects of building density on the social relations of residents of metropolises (Case study of Mashhad's Elaheh neighborhood)

Yasaman Naranji Sani; Tahereh Saeedi Asfidan; Najmeh Jahan Nia

Volume 4, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 1-23

  The rapid increase in the urban population, which is the result of the breakdown of social bonds of families and the weakening of cultural traditions in most of the big cities of the country, has caused many problems in social relations. Apartment living, as a subset of urban life, is one of the topics ...  Read More

Origional Article Regional & urban planning
An Analysis on the management of urban crisis caused by the earthquake, with an emphasis on physical indicators (Case Study: Ilam province(

Saeed Maleki; Elias Mavedat

Volume 4, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 24-38

  Background and Aim: Population growth and the expansion of settlements in high-risk region, especially in developing countries is increasing. In urban areas, the normal effects of natural disasters may not be so damaging but when it comes to human societies and human knowledge Become a natural crisis ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
Evaluation of factors affecting the level of satisfaction of medical tourism in Ahvaz city from the point of view of tourists

Ahmad Rahdar

Volume 4, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 39-53

  Every year, a large number of tourists travel to other countries for treatment, and while using medical services, they visit the sightseeing spots of the countries. This method of tourism has become common in most countries of the world and as one of the dimensions of tourism, it helps the sustainable ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Environment
Evaluation of the impact of industrial areas on city air pollution (Case Study: Tabriz Metropolis)

Mojtaba Azmoun; Mohammad Mohammadnejad

Volume 4, Issue 4 , January 2024, Pages 54-66

  Background and Objective: The accurate locating and design of industrial areas can be considered a robust step taken to improve the environment, develop industries, and accurate and logical growth of urban and rural areas. In this research, the number of pollutants is measured during the 30 days of November ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
The impact of climate changes and effective geographic factors on urban floods in the study area of Yazd province

Nader Moradi; Nasrin Sheydayi Majd; Hamideh Hatami

Volume 4, Issue 4 , January 2024

  AbstractClimate change and geographical factors and geographical location on earth have their own precipitation and fluctuations. The geographical features of the place are one of the influencing factors on the rainfall of each region. Also, the role of environmental variables in the amount and distribution ...  Read More

Review Article Regional & Urban Spatial Organization
Evaluation of the role and application of operational research in the correct location of fuel stations

Kamran Yeganegi

Volume 4, Issue 4 , January 2024

  The fueling capacity, mainly due to the inappropriate geographical distribution, does not meet the needs, therefore, it is necessary to provide a model for the development of the network of urban fuel stations by examining studies on the optimal location of the stations, so that the correct distribution ...  Read More

Review Article Urban Planning
Examining and explaining the position of good urban governance on housing market management

Marzieh Jalali

Volume 4, Issue 4 , January 2024

  The present study examines and explains the place of good urban governance in housing market management and analyzes the relationship between effective urban policies and housing market performance. Due to the increase in the urbanization population and the growing demand for housing, challenges have ...  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

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

Town and country planning (Spatial Organization)
Investigating the Role of Natural Hazards and Crisis Management in Land Management (Case Study: Kermanshah Province)

Mohammad rauof Heydarifar; Esmail Solimani rad; Mahnaz Hosseinisiahgoli

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2020, , Pages 55-76

  Natural hazards are threatening accidents that cause a lot of human and financial losses. These dangers are not limited to the time of occurrence, but because of the social consequences that will affect the people of the region for years to come. In such cases where the effects of natural hazards are ...  Read More

Sustainable Regional Development
Investigating the Motivational Factors of Health Tourism in Lake Urmia

Pakzad Azadkhani; Akram Imanfard; Azam Soltani

Volume 1, Issue 1 , December 2020, , Pages 40-54

  Investigating and analyzing motivations of tourists are some of the most important sections in tourism industry with the purpose of giving appropriate services to the travelers. Health tourism is a type of tourism which plays a main role in tourism development. Lake Urmia is one of the best tourist attractions ...  Read More

Origional Article Urban Planning
Comparative analysis of quality of life indicators based on urban social justice, a case study of Zaytoun Karmanani and Koi Yousefi neighborhoods (Fatimia) in Ahvaz city.

Ahmad Rahdar

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 April 2024

  Background and PurposeIn recent centuries, the rapid growth of urbanization in developing countries, along with an objective approach to development, has added to the objective and mental disorders of third world cities. The present study aims at the comparative analysis of quality of life indicators ...  Read More

Review Article Urban Planning
Comparative study of high-rise construction and villa construction Case example: Amir-Kabir New City and Mohajeran New City

Mohammad Esmaeli; Seyyed Rahim Moshiri Tayebi Nezhad

Articles in Press, Accepted Manuscript, Available Online from 24 April 2024

  More than half of the world lives in urban areas. In many developing countries, many people migrate to urban centers every day, and the rate of urbanization is increasing in both developed and developing countries. Due to the growth of population and urbanization, the strategy of high-rise building has ...  Read More

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