Editorial Policies

Focus and Scope

Housing Policies and Urban Economics (HopUE) is an international scientific peer reviewed journal focused on housing policies and integrated urban planning, analyzed in the wider disciplinary context of the urban economics. Contemporary urban planning is the main object of investigation, so to develop the economic, social, cultural and environmental dimensions of regeneration for ancient city and changing areas.
In agreement with the epistemological character pertaining to the other Eiris journals, HopUE collects contributions, studies and best practices of different nations to address the emerging urban challenges which require competitiveness, efficiency, inclusion, presence of network, services for cities.
Urban policies have experienced profound changes: strategic documents of the EU program have placed the need for a broader view of decision-making; the experience of the Strategic Plan of the City has introduced the need for a shared vision of development through which to interpret the urban context, considering the local needs and involving several institutional, social, economic and cultural stakeholders; territorial integrated projects have fostered effective systemic effects of interventions, through objectives and works centered in specific areas; the most recent orientations of urban planning have proposed structural and operational approaches, with the consequent overcoming of the traditional tools for territorial governance.
The themes for Housing Policies and Urban Economics concern: national and international debate on the problems of contemporary living, analyzed both in urban and building terms, both in relation to the administrative and participatory aspects to encourage investments; evaluative questions to compare and guide the public decision-making in the transformation and regeneration of urban areas, analyzed in the framework of the relationship between territory and economic activities; conservation and enhancement of value of architectural heritage in ancient or more recent cities; externalities arising by the processes of cultural planning; issues relating to the use of public space and territorial welfare, with reference to accessibility to services, conciliation between life and work times, and suitable functions required for the urban living; issues of sustainable urban mobility, analyzed also in relation to the policy objectives of the European urban transport; regeneration of the suburban areas and preservation of agricultural land and landscape.


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Peer Review Process

The journal does not reveal the identity of reviewers to author(s), and takes care to mask any identifying marks on reviews to maintain the reviewers’ anonymity.

The first responsibility of peer reviewers is to respond by the date indicated within the message accompanying the manuscript. If you are unable to review or return the manuscript by that date, please notify the editorial office as soon as possible so that the manuscript can be sent out to another reviewer without delay.

The unpublished manuscript is a privileged document. Please protect it from any form of exploitation. If you believe that you cannot judge a given article impartially, please advise the editorial office with that explanation.

You are not requested to correct mistakes in grammar, but any help in this regard will be appreciated.

In your review, please consider the following aspects as you evaluate the overall quality of the manuscript: importance, originality, clarity, organization, accuracy, methodology, results, interpretation, references.

Reviewers should send the review form to one of the following mail addresses:






Open Access Policy

This journal provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge.