Archnet-IJAR Vol 10, No 2, July 2016 is now available

In 2015, IJAR was included in Quartile 2 / Q2 list of Journals both in ‘Architecture’ and Q3 in Urban Studies.’ As of June 2016, IJAR is ranked 23 out of 111 journals in ‘Architecture’ and 63 out of 127 in ‘Urban Studies.’ Rankings are based on the SJR (SCImago Journal Ranking); an Elsevier- SCOPUS indicator that measures the scientific influence of the average article in a journal. SJR is a measure of scientific influence of scholarly journals that accounts for both the number of citations received by a journal and the importance or prestige of the journals where such citations come from. See here for more information ( and ( While the journal is now on top of many of the distinguished journals in Elsevier- SCOPUS database, we will keep aspiring to sustain our position and move forward to Q1 group list and eventually in the top 10 journal list in the field. However, this requires sustained efforts and conscious endeavours that give attention to quality submissions through a rigorous review process.

This edition of IJAR: volume 10, issue 2, July 2016 includes debates on a wide spectrum of issues, explorations and investigations in various settings.  Contributions in this issue are from well-established institutions in Australia, Canada, Egypt, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Malaysia, United Kingdom, and United States.  They address issues related to urban displacement with respect to low income communities; vernacular traditional building types in north America; accessible housing and health related quality of life; sustainable tall buildings in the Middle East and South East Asia; urban patterns in historic Cairo; the architecture of the Umayyad; landscape elements and their contribution to walkability; natural ventilation in terrace housing; abandoned housing projects in Malaysia; assessment of a courtyard housing project in Beijing; movement and interaction in the workplace; neighborhood regeneration;  and the role of sketching in the visual transformation of architectural design.

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