The Journal of Urban Research and Development (JURD) is a peer-reviewed international and multidisciplinary academic journal published by EMU Press on behalf of Eastern Mediterranean University (EMU) Urban Research and Development Center (URDC), for urban and planning issues, covering a wide range of disciplines contributing to past, current, and future concerns of cities and urban development. The journal welcomes contributions of qualitative as well as quantitative research including contemporary, comparative urban perspectives and case studies.