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Environment and Urbanization ASIA

Environment and Urbanization ASIA

Published in Association with National Institute of Urban Affairs

Debolina Kundu Professor and HUDCO Chair, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, India

eISSN: 09763546 | ISSN: 09754253 | Current volume: 9 | Current issue: 2 Frequency: Bi-annually

Environment and Urbanization ASIA aims to support the exchange of ideas and information in the fields of human settlements and the environment across Asia. Its audience is researchers, academicians, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), activists and students particularly in Asia. The journal hopes to stimulate conversation among this audience and international agency staff, students and researchers in the developed countries. Six core themes have been identified, based on recent trends in Asia: development, governance, poverty and pro-poor development, housing, finance and climate change. Environment and Urbanization ASIA publishes original research specific to Asian countries and complements Environment and Urbanization published by International Institute for Environment and Development and SAGE London.

This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Environment and Urbanization ASIA journal aims at:
(i) Supporting the exchange of ideas, research outputs, intervention strategies and innovative solutions in the fields of urbanization, environment and human settlements across Asia, and
(ii) Informing and initiating dialogue and debate among researchers, policy makers and civil society on various subjects relevant to urbanization and environment in Asia.

The themes and topics covered in the journal include governance, finance, land, infrastructure, housing, migration, sprawl, climate change, green growth, inclusion and sustainability, and the inter-relationships between these aspects of urbanization and environment.
This bi-annual, interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal is prepared and supported by the National Institute of Urban Affairs (NIUA) and published by SAGE Publications, India, in New Delhi.

Debolina Kundu Professor and HUDCO Chair, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, India
Managing Editor
Pragya Sharma National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, India
Editorial Advisors
Emma Porio Professor, Department of Sociology and Anthropology, School of Social Sciences, Ateneo de Manila University, Manila, Philippines
Jagan A Shah Director, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi, India
Editorial Board
Atiq Kainan Ahmed Programme Specialist Climate Change and Climate Risk Management (CCCRM), Asian Disaster Preparedness Center, Bangkok, Thailand
Somsook Boonyabancha Secretary General,  Asian Coalition for Housing Rights, Thailand
Bharat Dahiya Senior Lecturer, Bualuang ASEAN Fellow, College of Interdisciplinary Studies, Thammasat University, Bangkok, Thailand
G Shabbir Cheema Senior Fellow, Research Program Director, Asia Pacific Governance and Democracy Initiative, East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, USA
C Michael Douglass Professor, Asia Research Institute-Asian Urbanisms Cluster; Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore, Singapore
Shreekant Gupta Professor, Department of Economics, Delhi School of Economics, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India
Bishwapriya Sanyal Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, USA
Remy Sietchiping Leader, Regional and Metropolitan Planning Unit Urban Planning and Design Branch, United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat), Nairobi, Kenya
Wang Yiti Associate Professor, China Academy of Urban Planning and Design, Beijing, China
R.B. Bhagat Professor and Head Department of Migration and Urban Studies, International Institute for Population Sciences, Mumbai, India
Amita Bhide Professor and Dean, School of Habitat Studies, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, India
Daniel Biau Civil Engineer, Urban Planner, Former Deputy Executive Director of UN-Habitat
Nasir Javed Chief Executive Officer, The Urban Unit, Planning and Development Department, Government of Punjab, Pakistan; Chief Editor, Pakistan Journal of Urban Affairs, Pakistan
Darshini Mahadevia Professor, School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India
André Mueller Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR), Berlin, Germany
Anjal Prakash Associate Professor and Associate Dean, The Energy Resources Institute (TERI) School of Advanced Studies, Hyderabad, Telangana, India
Bo Qin Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Management, School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
Wilmar Salim Senior Lecturer in Regional Planning, School of Architecture, Planning and Policy Development, Institut Teknologi Bandung, Indonesia
Ravi S. Srivastava Chairperson, IDS, Jaipur, Director, Centre for Employment Studies, IIHD, Former Professor, Centre for the Study of Regional Development, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India
Sara Stace Manager Walking and Cycling Strategy at Transport for New South Wales, Chair of the Urban Mobility Task Force for Smart Cities Council ANZ, Australia
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  • Environment and Urbanization ASIA will consider original manuscripts not previously published or currently under consideration elsewhere. Contributions to conferences and workshops are welcome, as long as they are not published in the same form in conference proceedings or on the internet. The journal publishes articles under the following categories: research articles, policy analyses, regional and conference reports, and book reviews. Manuscripts must meet minimum standards in terms of relevance and clarity before they are sent for external peer review.

    Authors will be notified of decisions regarding acceptance, rejection, or revision of articles only after both the internal and the external peer review processes. The internal review will take 6 weeks and the peer review will take 6 to 8 additional weeks.

    Manuscript Submission: Manuscripts and all editorial correspondence should be addressed to: The Editor, Dr. Debolina Kundu , Environment and Urbanization ASIA, National Institute of Urban Affairs, New Delhi. Email: Please mention Manuscript for Submission in the subject line.

    Declaration of conflicting interests

    Environment and Urbanisation ASIA encourages authors to include a declaration of any conflicting interests and recommends you review the good practice guidelines on the SAGE Journal Author Gateway.

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    - The authors should provide four to seven keywords that reflect the important points of the articles (for example: urban planning; urban development; risk reduction; risk management).
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    - Use British spellings rather than American spellings (‘labour’ not ‘labor’, ‘centre’ not ‘center’; universalize in ‘-ize’ and ‘-ization’ words).
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    - A consolidated alphabetical list of all books, articles, essays and theses referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) in the text should be provided at the end of the article. Sources for tables and figures should accompany the table or figure. If more than one publication by the same author is listed, the items should be given in chronological order.

    References to other works should be provided in the text using citations written in the author-date method.
    Author-date method: Follow the author-date method of in-text citation, e.g., (Jones, 1998).
    Quotes: When directly quoting from a work, include the page number in the citation.

    Citation styles:

    1. One Work by One Author: (Walker, 2000)
    2. One Work by Multiple Authors: (Walker and Wasserstein, 2000)
    3. Two or More Works by Different Authors in One Citation: (Balda, 1980; Kamil, 1988; Pepperberg & Funk, 1990)
    4. Two or More Works by the Same Author(s) in One Citation: (Edeline & Weinberger, 1991, 1993)
    5. Two or More Works Published in the Same Year by the Same Author(s): (Johnson, 1991a, 1991b, 1991c)


    A consolidated listing of all books, articles, essays, theses and documents referred to (including any referred to in the tables, graphs and maps) should be provided at the end of the paper.

    Inverted names: In each reference, authors’ names should be inverted (last name first) for all authors (first, second or subsequent ones); give the last name and initials for all authors of a particular work unless the work has more than six authors. If the work has more than six authors, list the first six authors and then use ‘et al.’ after the sixth author’s name.

    Arrangement of references: Reference list entries should be alphabetized by the last name of the first author of each work.

    Chronological listing: When there are more than one work by the same author(s), list them in order by the
    year of publication, starting with the earliest.

    Reference styles:
    1. Book
    Calfee, R.C., & Valencia, R.R. (1991). APA guide to preparing manuscripts for journal publication. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

    2. Article in an edited book
    O’Neil, J.M., & Egan, J. (1992). Men’s and women’s gender role journeys: Metaphor for healing, transition, and transformation. In B.R. Wainrib (Ed.), Gender issues across the life cycle (pp. 107–23). New York: Springer.

    3. Conference Proceedings
    Schnase, J.L., & Cunnius, E.L. (Eds). (1995). Proceedings from CSCL ‘95: The First International Conference on Computer Support for Collaborative Learning. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.

    4. Article from the web
    Bernstein, M. (2002). 10 tips on writing the living Web. A List Apart: For People Who Make Websites, 149. Retrieved from

    5. Journal Article
    Scruton, R. (1996). The eclipse of listening. The New Criterion, 15(30), 5–13.

    6. Newspaper Article
    Schultz, S. (2005, December 28). Calls made to strengthen state energy policies. The Country Today, pp. 1A, 2A.

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