Dear Readers, Members and friends of Ekistics and the United Nations' New Urban Agenda (UN Habitat III), and interested students of human settlements, town planning, urban design, community development, 'smart cities', economics, socio-technical systems, and complex human settlement systems researchers and practitioners.
The International Journal of Ekistics and the New Urban Agenda, will soon be publishing its first wholly online version in its 75th Volume, 2018. In time we will provide links to the back issues of Ekistics covering the 53 years of the journal's publication. This archive will offer an exceptional library source to undertake meta reviews of the field from various investigative perspectives.
In keeping with the United Nations 60 year recognition World Society for Ekistics (WSE) and invitations to participate in Habitat, this journal is very interested in the Majority World Voice as part of the new knowledge we need to develop about the complex systemic nature of our linked-up designed habitats, and the way such systems impact on our bio-physical, personal, social, community, and societal wellbeing and the sustainabity of our economies from a human settlements network perspective.
The inaugural online version of this long established journal will feature a special tribute to Panayis Psomopoulos.
We will also call for scholarly papers (to be peer reviewed), student extended abstracts (to be peer reviewed), and practitioner articles (to be copy edited, not peer reviewed), and book reviews. We seek submissions that present:
1) a critique and/or explorations of a 'then and now' examination of a selected paper previously published in Ekistics in order to address present day challenges and new research with implications for the emerging problematique regarding human settlement systems and the quality of life they provide.
2) a critique or explorations examining any aspect of the United Nations' Habitat III Quito agreement, as articulated in The New Urban Agenda, especially as it compares to different scales and classifications of human settlements in order to provide frames of reference, or to identify general issues that place demands upon the design of human habitats and the applied synthesis of ekistics knowledge.
3) a case issue submitted by practitioners of urban design, planning, habitat design, architecture, transport and communition, water and resource flows, social systems in cities, and other discipline practitioners on any matter related to the experience and development of Human Settlements or their sub-systems or inter-city systems.
4) Students' ideas on any future human on-world/off-world (post earth) design project, often co-authored with other students and supervisors, presented in a 900-1100 word scholarly abstract.
All submissions must be written in International English: See this link
Image: Line up of interest to attend the Ekistics eJournal Project to the world at UN Habitat III, Quito, Oct 2016.