Journal of Architecture and Urban Design (JAUD) is an international academic journal published by MSPL. JAUD impliments peer-reviewed, open access policy for original articles, and is published twice a year in both print and online formats.


JAUD covers areas such as architectural design, urban design and urban culture. It is an academic platform that inherits the historical context, maintains ecological sustainability, and creates a better living environment. JAUD aims to explore the history, theories, and solutions related to architecture and urban design, to promote the sustainable development of the ecological environment, and to strive for global leadership in these fields. The main goal of JAUD is to focus on academic research rather than profit.


Researchers from different fields are welcome to submit manuscripts.


Frequency: Semi-annual issues

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Abstract: Purpose: This study aims to evaluate the impact of community parks in Xiamen on promoting physical activity among older adults. Methods: The study employs the Kappa Statistics, Community Park Audit Tool (CPAT) and content analysis to assess 15 community parks on Xiamen Island. A total of 45 elderly participants were randomly selected to complete the CPAT questionnaire, ensuring a representative sample. Data collection focusing on four key areas: park information, access and surrounding neighborhood, park activity areas, and park quality and safety. Results: The findings indicate that well-maintained community parks significantly enhance physical activity levels among older adults. Specifically, natural features, diverse activity areas, safety measures, and aesthetic elements prompting health for older adults. Conclusion: Community parks play a vital role in promoting physical activity and overall well-being among older adults in Xiamen. The importance of community parks in creating a supportive environment for the physical and mental health of older adults cannot be overlooked. The CPAT assessment results provide valuable insights for urban planners and decision-makers to optimize the design and management of community parks, thereby better meeting the needs of older adults and promoting their health and well-being. Through strategic investment and improvement of community parks, urban planners can create a supportive environment that encourages older adults to participate in outdoor activities, increase their physical activity levels, and ultimately improve overall public health outcomes. This not only benefits the health of older adults but also contributes to the sustainable development of cities.

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Assessment of Xiamen Community Parks to Promote Physical Activity for Older Adults

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Keywords: CPAT; Older Adults; Community Park; Physical Activity; Mix Method


JAUD 20241(1), 1-13;  - May13, 2024


 

Xinyu Lin *  

Design Research

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JAUD 20231(1), 14-31;  - August 26, 2023


 

Keywords: Southern Spring Town, Historical District, Regionalism, Ageing, Cultural Recognizability, Self-Driven Power
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Min Wang, *  

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Abstract: The "wicked problem" in the process of urbanization is often highlighted by the dilemma of being unable to make decisions, and each city has its own unique and stable internal cultural factors that also affect it. In the planning scheme, to integrate a historical district located in a village on the urban fringe into the overall urban construction system, it is necessary to consider both explicit and implicit influencing factors. This study examines the problems faced by decision-making regarding sustainable social innovation through field research in "villages on the urban fringe", represented by the Southern Spring Town Historical District in Wuxi. On the premise of protecting urban diversity and cultural recognizability, the "wicked problem" factors that affect the protection and innovative design of the historical district and their framework are analysed by comparing the explicit and implicit factors of the district. This study finds that the residents of this district have undergone spontaneous renewal and changes driven by increasing tourists. These changes are not the result of guidance by government planning and management, nor are they promoted by designers. Additionally, the residents of the Southern Spring Town Historical District generally recognize the unique value of the district's historical and humanistic landscape. Self-driven power makes the residents' meaning of environmental protection increase. They actively engage in catering and cultural business activities with Jiangnan regional features. Worries over the district's lack of successors no longer exist, and a new hope for sustainable development has been gained. We believe that before using planning tools and design thinking to solve the problem of ageing historical districts under the trend of sustainable development, it is necessary to have a deeper understanding of the actual operation of such districts and their real needs and to allow time and space for local residents to solve the "wicked problem" through self-regulation to ultimately achieve the long-term goal of district preservation and sustainable development in a balanced manner.

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Research on  the Sustainable Social Innovation Design of Ageing Districts

Liu Meng  

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JAUD is a scholarly journal founded in February 2024, which distributes high-quality, original research and operates worldwide academic journals with peer-review and open access (print and online simultaneous publication semi-annual issues).

Thematic research articles, literature reviews, and book reviews are the three types of original articles accepted by the journal. Covering architectural design, urban design, urban culture and other fields, JAUD is an academic platform for inheriting historical context, maintaining ecological sustainability and creating a better living environment. JAUD aims to explore the history, theories and schemes related to architecture and urban design, promote the sustainable development of the ecological environment, and strive to achieve global leadership in these fields.  

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Analysis of Construction Strategies for Macau's Waterfront Spaces from the Perspective of Landscape Urbanism

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Keywords: Landscape urbanism; Waterfront spaces; Waterfront landscapes; Organic ecology


JAUD 20231(1), 1-13;  - July13, 2023


 

Yishan Mao *  

Design Research

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Abstract: Waterfront spaces are an important component of public spaces in Macau, and their revitalization plays an indispensable role in the future development of the city. Guided by the urban renewal requirements of the Macau SAR government, the concept of "organic ecology" for Macau's waterfront spaces has been proposed based on landscape urbanism, focusing on the creation of landscaped waterfront spaces. Building an "organic ecology" waterfront space with landscape as the core can be comprehensively planned from the perspectives of thinking, culture, and ecology, strengthening the connections between different areas and functions. Based on the current status and existing issues of Macau's waterfront spaces, this article proposes strategies for waterfront space construction, including the establishment of ecological patterns and landscape infrastructure, updating the functions of waterfront spaces, and human intervention in nature. This aims to create an integrated spatial form, ecological system, and landscape service system, optimize and adjust the urban space, and promote the sustainable development of Macau's waterfront spaces and urban landscapes in an "organic ecological" manner.

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JAUD 20231(1), 1-13;  - July13, 2023


 

Yishan Mao *  

Design Research

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