Focus and Scope

Journal of Urban and Environmental Engineering (JUEE) provides a forum for original papers and for the exchange of information and views on significant developments in urban and environmental engineering worldwide. The scope of the journal includes:

(a) Water Resources and Waste Management: This topic includes (i) waste and sanitation; (ii) environmental issues; (iii) the hydrological cycle on the Earth; (iv) surface water, groundwater, snow and ice, in all their physical, chemical and biological processes, their interrelationships, and their relationships to geographical factors, atmospheric processes and climate, and Earth processes including erosion and sedimentation; (v) hydrological extremes and their impacts; (vi) measurement, mathematical representation and computational aspects of hydrological processes; (vii) hydrological aspects of the use and management of water resources and their change under the influence of human activity; (viii) water resources systems, including the planning, engineering, management and economic aspects of applied hydrology.

(b) Constructions and Environment: Buildings and infrastructure constructions (bridges/footbridges, pipelines etc) are part of every urban area. In recent years there is a growing interest in seeking rationality of construction systems, in balance with environmental adequacy and harmony in an urban area. This involves, among others, adequacy of structural systems (shapes, functionality, rational design etc), use of alternative materials for construction (recycled, environmentally friendly materials etc) and solutions seeking energy efficiency.

(c) Urban Design: This topic covers the arrangement, appearance and functionality of towns and cities, and in particular the shaping and uses of urban public space (e.g. streets, plazas, parks and public infrastructure), including also urban planning, landscape architecture, or architecture issues (e.g. thermic and acoustic comfort).

(d) Transportation Engineering: This topic covers area such as Traffic & Transport Management, Rail Transport, Air Transport, International Transport, Logistics/Physical Distribution/Supply Chain Management, Management Information Systems & Computer Applications, Motor Transport, Regulation/Law, Transport Policy, and Water Transport.

The Editors welcome original papers, scientific notes and discussions, in English, in those and related topics. All papers submitted to the Journal are peer reviewed by an international panel of Associate Editors and other experts. Authors are encouraged to suggest potential referees with their submission. Authors will have to confirm that the work, or any part of it, has not been published before and is not presently being considered for publication elsewhere.

JUEE has been published twice in a year since 2007, it is available online and its DOI is 10.4090/juue.