Aims & Scope

Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning aims to become an international forum and suitable support for the voice of collaborative research of a wide range of specialists that are interested in publishing their research results on various topics in the field of human geography, urban and regional planning, agro-forestry sciences, etc. Since 2010, our journal has been edited biannually, in English, by the Centre for Research on Settlements and Urbanism, Faculty of Geography, Babeş-Bolyai University in Cluj-Napoca, Romania.

Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning publishes theoretical and applied original research studies and review papers that focus on any of the following main subject areas.

Settlements: localization and spatial distribution * identity and typology * architecture and design * inner structure and functional zoning * technical infrastructures * public transport and urban circulation * urban and rural economy * urban and rural landscape * polarization areas, systems of settlements * urban and rural development policies * future design patterns.

Spatial Planning: current issues and trends in land-use planning and urban design * theories and models for sustainable development * demographic and socio-economic assessments * technical infrastructure planning * natural resources – evaluation, use and impact * geographical risk in spatial planning * environmental assessments * landscape planning * agriculture, forestry, alternative land-use, mining areas * tourism planning * applying GIS to spatial planning * alternative sources of energy and territorial development.