Regular issues

Journal of Settlements and Spatial Planning seeks to publish original theoretical and applied research studies on a large range of subjects addressed to urban and rural settlements and spatial planning, as well as precise issues related to both of them.

Main subject areas of particular interest

Settlements: *theoretical approaches in settlements’ analysis *localization and spatial distribution *identity and typology of settlements *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 assessment *technical infrastructure planning *natural resources *evaluation, use and impact *geographical risk in spatial planning *environmental assessment *landscape planning *agriculture, forestry, alternative land-use, mining areas *tourism planning *applying GIS to spatial planning *alternative sources of energy and spatial development

Given the journal’s rationale, any researcher whose topic is related to the analysis of settlements and spatial planning is invited to submit his paper for publication. For the unrestricted access to all potential subscribers all over the world the journal is published online, open access, in English language.