The Journal in Urban and Regional Planning (JURP) is the official publication of the UP School of Urban and Regional Planning (UP SURP) created for the purpose of disseminating scholarly insights on prevailing issues that shape the urban and rural systems to a wider audience. It is a refereed journal geared towards elevating the practice of urban and regional planning profession, most especially those engaged in the local planning arena. Featuring some of the Best Paper Awardees from the International Conference in Urban and Regional Planning (ICURP) 2018, the fourth volume of the JURP is truly a labor of love.

 In the span of nine months, from the Call for Abstracts last 17 May 2017, to the review of full paper submissions until 30 January 2018, and the selection of the final papers last 05 February 2018, the rigorous ICURP 2018 Scientific Committee Review Panel shortlisted seven papers out of 67 paper proposals and 27 full paper submissions for publication.

The Scientific Committee members subjected all of the submissions to a double-blind peer-review process based on the following criteria:
  • Originality: the content of the paper should be new or original and deals with issues that have lasting value.
  • Objectives are appropriate and clearly stated: the paper should set its objectives clearly and appropriately.
  • Methodology is technically sound: the method presented in the paper should be appropriate and replicable.
  • Timeliness especially in the Asian context: the paper may deal with timely issues especially from an Asian viewpoint.
  • Usefulness to researchers or practitioners: the paper must be useful to practitioners, researchers, or both.

  •  Following the peer review, the papers underwent a number of substantive editing from the Office of Research and Publication (ORP) as well as proofreading and technical editing with our external copy editor, Ms. Joyce Babe Pañares. This is to ensure that the papers meet the requirements for publication under the JURP.

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