Journal of Environmental Design and Planning (NAKHARA)

Nakhara: Journal of Environmental Design and Planning (NJEDP) is an open-access, double-blind peer-reviewed journal. Published in a continuous publication model, NJEDP aims to provide an international forum for exchanging academic perspectives and research outcomes in the multidisciplinary field of environmental design and planning. NJEDP intends to promote dialogue among scholars and practitioners who seek to understand social, cultural, economic, political, and technological aspects of environmental change, particularly in the built environment. Derived from the Sanskrit word nagara, the word nakhara means "city," the cornerstone of which is the built environment. The term was originally adopted to reflect the general scope for the journal that focused on the built environment in the Asian context. NJEDP publishes original articles that cover a wide range of topics related to the built environment, spanning the traditional fields of architecture, urban design and planning, landscape architecture, housing development, and community development. The contributions are often multidisciplinary and expand across the arts and design, humanities, social sciences, and environmental science. Although NJEDP’s focus has been on environmental design and planning in the Asian settings, the journal also encourages and receives contributions that present various facets and contexts of environmental design and planning in other parts of the world.

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