City Health Journal http://cityhealthj.org/index.php/cityhealthj <p>City Health Journal is an international, peer reviewed and open-access scientific publication for the academical papers on the fields of city health and public health to be published.</p> <p>City Health Journal aims to bring together the parties dealing in the fields of city and health on a joint platform. The Journal shall be an academical journal including the scientific studies, researches and analyses conducted for developing the health and wellbeing of the people living in cities. This international journal shall provide contribution to strengthening the governance among the parties included in the making and implementation of policies in regards to the topic of city health and health environment. It shall be a journal as a reference source for the decision support mechanisms on the topics of formation of health cities.</p> <p>City Health Journal is an internationally peer-reviewed journal that aims to serve as an effective tool for the researchers, non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and public institutions working on the fields of health and urbanisation to share their scientific assessments, research findings and analyses.</p> <p>Scientific studies that enable points intersecting between the two different disciplines of city and health to be analysed on a joint platform. Study and research conclusions on topics such as city health emergencies, local preparedness against health emergencies, city health development plan, social participation, health impact evaluation, poverty, social determinants of health, social services, sustainable development, transportation, environment and health, city management and city planning shall be taken into assessment to be used in the journal.</p> <p>Each paper submitted to City Health Journal is initially assessed by editor. Afterwards, the peer review process commences for the selected papers. Double-blind review hiding names of authors is utilised during the reviewing process for <em>the papers submitted to City Health Journal</em>. Papers may be submitted electronically by using the below link on the website of the journal. There is no application or publishing fee for submitting your paper. Authors have to present their ORCID numbers during application.</p> Alban Tanıtım en-US City Health Journal Architectural Design Based on Carbon Footprint for Sustainable Cities http://cityhealthj.org/index.php/cityhealthj/article/view/34 <p>After the industrialization of architecture, the increasing carbon footprint of the built environment requires greater consideration of small eco-design principles in architecture. Because of their role in design, architects have a decisive role in all stages of the life cycle of buildings.Therefore, for a built environment project that aims to contribute to the reduction of carbon footprint, it is of great importance to consider the direct/indirect greenhouse gas emissions originating from every stage of the life cycle of buildings. Thus, architects can make a great contribution to the sustainable architecture process by using the available options regarding material supply, energy flow, land use and ecological factors in their projects.In this study, architectural applications/eco-design methods that can be used for low environmental impact and contribute significantly to the reduction of global greenhouse gas emissions (carbon footprint) are discussed.</p> <p><strong>&nbsp;</strong></p> Cengiz Türe Copyright (c) 2022 City Health Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2022-04-01 2022-04-01 3 1 Biophilic Design Concept And Different Examples In The World http://cityhealthj.org/index.php/cityhealthj/article/view/32 <p>As being home for millions of people and various species, cities has a remarkable role for sustaining ecosystems. After the effects due to dramatically increasing migration rates in urban areas are being clearly observed, design approaches have changed from anthropocentric to ecocentric perspective. The transition take place due to necessities. Population boost in urban areas due to numerous job opportunities eventually caused adverse impacts on the environment which indirectly affects public health and economy. Therefore in the 60’s and 70’s design approaches evolved into environmentally focused approaches. By the end of 80’s growing environmentalism ideology is spread its scope and formed a new well-known term sustainability. Sustainability covers environmental, social and economic aspects. Getting into more details in economic aspects, a new term biophilia pops up. Biophilia then, having been used as a design ideology and can be applied in different scales varying from buildings to regional scale. Biophilic design in building and urban scale are applied to protect all elements of ecosystem including but not limited with plants, animals, insects and humans. Main objective of biophilic design is to contribute sustaining the ecosystem and urban life.</p> Anıl Tolga Ateşli Asım Mustafa Ayten Copyright (c) 2022 City Health Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 2022-04-01 2022-04-01 3 1