Challenges of the (Anti) Adaptive Urbanization in Multiple Scales



The special issue of IJDRBE aims to illuminate the challenges of (anti) adaptive urban components from neighbourhood to regional scale. It will comprise a collection of empirical and theoretical studies covering a wide range of themes related to (anti) adaptive urbanization and suggest policy and design implications to create a flexible built environment.

We welcome submissions to this special issue. Topics covered include (but are not limited to):

  • Sustainable solutions to adaptive urban planning
  • Components and characteristics of adaptive management and urban planning;
  • Coping with stress in disaster-prone cities
  • Climate responsive design to climate crisis and global warming
  • Rebounding from the social-environmental challenges
  • Moving from risk to resilience: Sustainable urban development
  • Spaces of conflicts and collaborate urban design
  • Urban metabolism towards an interdisciplinary perspective
  • Urban adaptability from historical perspectives
  • Adaptability in unplanned/planned urban areas
  • Incremental adaptive planning and incremental spatial transformation
  • Multifunctional land use management and urban planning as a strategy to mitigate the risks

Deadline and Submission Details

The submission deadline for all papers is 5th January 2022.

Submissions are to be made through the IDRBE ScholarOne manuscript submission portal (, and authors are encouraged to consult the journal's author guidelines (

Guest Editors:

Aynaz Lotfata

Chicago State University, USA

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Ezgi Orhan

Cankaya University, Turkey

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