OTB Research Institute, Delft University of Technology,
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Recent developments in Architecture and Urban studies have shown great advancement towards the process and the product of planning, designing, and constructing buildings and other physical structures (Architecture) as well as the study of all aspects of cities, their suburbs, and other urban areas (Urban studies). This research and practice trend, however, is quite different in developing countries. Due to limitations in developing countries such as lack of proper infrastructures, modern laboratory tools and devices, limited budgets, and limited expertise and standards in specific areas of importance, developing countries mostly take different research line and approaches that need less proper infrastructure. The practices and results of projects is however different as they are inter-related with the society and governmental needs. Therefore, this special issue is dedicated research and practice in Architecture and Urban Studies in developing countries in order to demonstrate their different nature and needs, as well as the interesting outputs and results that they offer.
Submission from following topics are welcome:
1. Climate and sustainable architecture 2. Importance of Materials and environment on vernacular architecture 3. Influence of culture on vernacular architecture 4. Importance of economy on vernacular architecture 5. Management and sustainable urban development 6. Infrastructures and arteries of urban 7. Economy and urban development 8. Taking advantage of the new technologies in sustainable architecture and urbanism