Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Urban Design

Amjad Almusaed

Jönköping University


Asaad Almssad

Karlstad University

Linh Truong - Hong

University College Dublin


City features City in history City patterns&morphology Human spaces design Public Spaces Scale in public space Integrative approach Attractive urban space Spaces in future cities Furniture in public space Urban spaces&colors Water Space transformation Lighting Safety urban design Activating public space Plants&vegetation Urban Functions Social life City and economy Landscape&urban design

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About the book

The book aims to discuss the process of making an urban creation, and the interaction with its residents, which represent a part of urban design and planning. Human beings, as the main actors, inspire design processes which create spaces to be more attractive and humane.
Urban design is an interdisciplinary domain that utilizes the basics of many built environment occupations, including landscape architecture and architecture. It is essential to understand that Urban spaces are the backbone of the cities. Physical spaces arise between the buildings, and social spaces are created when people meet. It happens on the road to and from work, school or study, when shopping, doing sports or simply relaxing while looking at the city's life. The Urban Patterns and the Morphological Dimension in any town throughout history, have expressed a social desire to meet the material and spiritual requirements at various levels of human development. Urban design is about making connections between people and places, movement and urban form, nature and the built fabric. This book should present modern tendencies towards Urban design, where all aspects related to human beings, urban functions and outer spaces will be analyzed. 

Publishing process

Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: September 9th 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

Potential authors submit chapter proposals ready for review by the academic editor and our publishing review team.

Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: November 29th 2019

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: February 17th 2020

Full chapter manuscripts are screened for plagiarism and undergo a Main Editor Peer Review. Results are sent to authors within 30 days of submission, with suggestions for rounds of revisions.

Book compiled, published and promoted

Expected publication date: April 17th 2020

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About the editor

Amjad Almusaed

Jönköping University

Amjad Almusaed holds a PhD degree in Architecture (Environmental Design) from 'Ion Mincu” University, Bucharest, Romania. He followed a postdoctoral research in 2004 on the Sustainable and bioclimatic houses, from the School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark. Dr. Almusaed has more than 22 years of experience in sustainable architecture with innovative orientation upon architectural science. He has carried out a great deal of research and technical survey work, and has performed several studies, in the area mentioned above. He is an active member in many international architectural associations. He published many papers, articles, researches, and books, in different languages. Currently he works at Jonkoping University, Sweden

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