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> en-US healthenv@gmail.com (Prof. Dr. E. Didem Evci Kiraz) info@cityhealthj.org (Mutlu Alban) Mon, 29 Nov 2021 08:00:55 +0000 OJS 3.2.0.3 http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss 60 Invisible Hazard Acrylamide in Foods and Its Risks http://cityhealthj.org/index.php/cityhealthj/article/view/31 <p>Acrylamide is a chemical compound that forms spontaneously after cooking in heat treated foods (when cooked by methods such as frying, baking and grilling). It is formed by the maillard reaction of asparagine amino acids and some reducing carbohydrates with high temperature and may cause the formation of mutagenic / carcinogenic substances that harm human health with the wrong application of food cooking methods. Acrylamide, which can be found in different amounts in various foods consumed in the daily diet, has attracted the attention of many food and health authorities due to its potentially known health effects. According to studies, the level of acrylamide in foods may differ depending on the type of food and the way of production. In this study, the presence of acrylamide in foods, its effects on human health and current studies to reduce acrylamide levels will be included.</p> Nalan Turgut Copyright (c) 2021 City Health Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 http://cityhealthj.org/index.php/cityhealthj/article/view/31 Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000 An Evaluation of Traditional Architecture on Erkilet Houses in the Context of Ecology and Sustainability http://cityhealthj.org/index.php/cityhealthj/article/view/28 <p>Sustainable architecture which aims to strengthen the relationship between human and nature with the responsibility to future generations, has recently been understood to show similarities with architecture created with traditional methods, and various studies have been carried out on traditional architecture. The examples of sustainable and ecological settlements created by the local people with natural resources in accordance with their own environmental, cultural and economic conditions are seen as an important source for the development of an environmentally sensitive architectural culture. With in this interpretation, in this study a literature review was<br />made on the relationship between sustainable and ecological architecture and local architecture and a common strategy was developed with the emerging principles. This strategy was analyzed by investigating the geographical location, climate and topography features of the traditional Erkilet settlement in Kayseri province and by examining the architectural features of its houses. With in this the analyzes, an eco-village proposal, which offers a self-sufficient life plan, has been developed. In this context, a field study was carried out in<br />which observation, on-site detection and interview techniques were used. By determining the thermophysical properties of the building elements of the civil architectural structure in the settlement, thermal comfort and energy consumption analyzes of the building were made in the Ecotect Analysis 2011 program. In the study, an ecovillage proposal is presented in order to develop conservation policies for the future of the traditional settlement and a road map shaped accordingly.</p> Özlem Sümengen, Ahsen Eğridağ Copyright (c) 2021 City Health Journal https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0 http://cityhealthj.org/index.php/cityhealthj/article/view/28 Mon, 29 Nov 2021 00:00:00 +0000