Main Title

AGORA: Mediterranean Cities

Serial key title

AGORA: Mediterranean Cities

Abbreviation: AMC

Serial type: Journal

Frequency: Anually  

Start year: 2021, January

Content type: Academic/Scholarly

Language: English

Key features: Abstracted and Indexed, Refereed, double-blind peer-reviewed.

Status: Active


The journal aims to bridge up the interdisciplinary studying human habitat of the EURO-MED region (from architecture and urbanism to territorial planning) and its sustainable development (including the relationship between man-dominated and natural systems), integrated analysis and territorial management from a joint theoretical and practical (focused on planning) perspective. The journal strives to embed high-quality studies, especially for the two disciplines focused on graphical content - architecture, urban and territorial planning.

The objective of the journal is to foresight actions towards resilient cities and housing strategies. Seeking to facilitate the UfM’s ongoing multi-stakeholder consultation process on the Action Plan 2040, through documenting scientific research activities of research clusters which are working together on the strategic plan for resilient cities and affordable housing 2040.

The increasing needs to promote a deeper understanding of the emerging parameters and aspects of the region triggers the need to have a scientific platform at which academicians, professionals, and stakeholders, work together to address and take action to achieve resilient structures. Therefore, governmental, and nongovernmental organizations come together from different littoral states in the Mediterranean, besides Jordan, towards setting pillars to achieve the objective of the UFM action plan 2040.

Accordingly, The Journal offers science-led strategic foresight and guidance for sustainable and resilient Mediterranean cities. The themes draw upon scientific knowledge and research to render regional policies and practices as future-proof as possible. Schools of Architecture and Urbanism are considered as potential driving forces and pivots of deep, science-led transformation and integration in the region.



The scope of the journal includes peer-reviewed original research contributions, focusing on four main themes:

1. Littoral Territories

    • Port city-regions
    • Port Cities
    • Coastal cities
    • Governances in littoral territories
    • Sea level rising

2. Housing

    • Affordability concepts
    • Housing
    • Affordable housing

3. Heritage & Vernacular Studies

    • Heritage
    • Industrial Heritage
    • Cultural Heritage and Architectures
    • Heritage and contemporaneity
    • Heritage and city
    • Urban regeneration in historical cities
    • Vernacular concepts
    • Vernacular: Materials and technologies
    • Vernacular and contemporary cities
    • Informal Development

4. Education

    • L.L. programs for Architecture and Urban Design
    • The regional curriculum
    • Transformative pedagogies and regional curriculum