Pioneer peer-reviewed bi-lingual journal that engages debates and discussions on the City Planning and Design in the Arab world.

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We are pleased to announce the launch of In-planning biannual open-access journal, ArabiCities planning: ARCPLAN.

ARCPLAN is a pioneer peer-reviewed bi-lingual journal that engages debates and
discussions on the City Planning and Design in the Arab world, and makes these debates available to the international planning audience.

Each volume should include:

  • 3-4 peer-reviewed articles
  • 1-2 Essays (from practice and cross disciplinary perspective)
  • 1-2 Book & PhD reviews
  • 1-2 media documentary (short film, poster, set/ photos ...)

ARCPLAN presents a core publication for scholars interested in the city planning theory, practice, methodology, and general knowledge as well as architecture, urban design, landscape, arts, geography and sociology.

ARCPLAN invites authors interested in the exploration of the city in the Arab world to submit original works that include both empirical and theoretical research; definition and evaluation of boundaries of planning in the region, as well as aesthetic and visual representation of "Arabic Cities".

All manuscript submissions to ARCPLAN should be sent as an attachment to the following email address:

Volume 1, april 2018

> Go to volume 1 on this platform to download complete issue

Guidelines for contributors

On the ARCPLAN website you will find the guidelines for contributors, including manuscripts submission, and ARCPLAN House style.

> Go to the ARCPLAN website

Editorial information

Senior Guest Editor

Advisory Editor

Mohamed El Sioufi, D.Arch. 150th Jubilee Professor
Chalmers University, SE
International Urban Development Advisor

Jean Hillier, Professor Emeritus of Sustainability & Urban Planning
Centre for Urban Research
RMIT University, Australia


Editorial Board

Mona A. Abdelwahab, PhD (managing editor, co-founder)
Department of Architecture Engineering and Environmental Design
Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Cairo

Akram El-Magdoub (co-founder)
Architect, Designer and Visual Artist

Hassan Elmouelhi, Dr. -Ing.
Habitat Unit -International Urbanism and Design, Institute of Architecture Faculty VI Planning Building Environment
Real City Lap - coordinator
Urban Development Program - Campus El Gouna, Technical University of Berlin

Kareem Adel Ismail
School of Architecture and Planning
National Institute of Creative Arts and Industries
University of Auckland, NZ

Zeinab Noureddine Tag-Eldeen, PhD
School of Architecture and Built Environment
Royal Institute of Technology, KTH
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, SLU

Ahmed Mahmoud Yousry, Professor of Urban Planning
Faculty of Urban and Regional Planning
Cairo University, EG

Ali Madanipour, Professor of Urban Design
Director of Global Urban Research Unit
School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape
Newcastle University, UK

Louis Albrechts, Professor Emeritus of Strategic Spatial Planning
Department of Architecture, Urbanism and Planning
University of Leuven, BE

Yasser Elsheshtawy, Associate Professor of Architecture
Department of Architectural Engineering
United Arab Emirates University, UAE

David Shaw, Professor of Planning
Department of Geography and Planning (Civic Design)
University of Liverpool, UK