LONdon Art and Architecture Research & Design JOURNAL


Waleed Al Sayed
Lonaard & Dar Mimar

International Advisory Board

Attilio Petruccioli

Polytechnic University of Bari / Italy

Ching - Yu Chang
President ASN - Japan

Eckhart Ribbeck

Stuttgart University / Germany

Farrokh Derakhshani

Director/Aga Khan Award for Architecture - Geneva / Switzerland

Howayda Al Harithy

American University - Beirut / Lebanon

Mashary Al-Naim

Dammam University - Saudi Arabia

Mohammed Al-Asad

Chairman/Centre for the Study of the Built Environment - Amman / Jordan

Nasser Rabbat

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) / USA

Nezar Al Sayyad

University of Berkeley- California / USA

Paola Sassi

Oxford Brookes University / UK

Rahul Mehrotra

Chair - Department of Urban Planning and Design - Harvard University

Ronald Lewcock

Cambridge University - England

Sabah Mushatat

Wolverhampton University - England / United Kingdom

Saleh Al Hathloul

King Saud University / Saudi Arabia

Suha Ozkan

Founding President - World Architecture Community USA

Vinicius M. Netto

Universidade Federal Fluminense / Brazil

Editorial Review Board

Amer Moustafa

American University of Sharjah / UAE

Ashraf Salama

Qatar University

Emma Maglio

University of Aix- Marseille - France

Hala Alamuddin

American University of Beirut AUB

Harriet Harriss

Oxford Brookes University / United Kingdom

Hasim Altan

British University in Dubai / UAE

Magda Sibley

Manchester University / UK

Rami Daher


Shatha Abu Khafajah


Suad Al Amiri

Riwaq - Beir Ziet

Wael Samhouri

Damascus University / Syria

Yasser Elsheshtawy

UAE University / United Arab Emarites

Yasser Mahgoub

Qatar University

Middle Eastern and North African Editorial Review Board

Amer Moustafa

American University of Sharjah / UAE

Eman Al Assi

Dubai Municipality / UAE

Alaeddinne Eljmassi

Islamic University

Farid Al-Qeeq

Islamic University

Hani Al Qahtani

King Faisal University

Hoshiar Nooradin

Canadian University in Dubai

Khalfallah Boudjemaa

Mseila University / Algeria

Jihad Awad

Ajman University / UAE

Khaled Al Sallal

UAE University / UAE

Mehdi Sabet

American University of Sharjah AUS / UAE

Mirna Nassrah

Lathiqiyyah University / Syria

Nabyl Chenaf

American University in Dubai / UAE

Nada Al Nafae

King Abdel Aziz University / Saudi Arabia

Nadia Alhasani

The Petroleum Institute / UAE

Omar Asfour

Islamic University

Omar Khattab

Kuwait University - Kuwait

Rabah Saoud

Ajman University / UAE

Saleh Al Hathloul

King Saud University / Saudi Arabia

Samer Abu Ghazalah

Jordan University / Jordan

Shaher Rababeh

Hashemite University

Taoufik Belhareth

Tunis University

Yasser Rajjal

German-Jordanian University / Jordan

Editorial & Graphics

Sarah Fawzi

Suad Brown

Amir Duhair

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Issue 15, Volume 3, May 2013

The 15th issue is a special edition on Ajman 6th International Conference about 'City and Security'. To leaf through click here


Guidelines for submitting papers
Scientific Committee
About this issue
Table of contents


1- Studying the Built Environment, Palgrave MacMillan 2004
2- Almohads, The Rise of an Islamic Empire, I.B.Tauris 2011
3- Art in the Service of Colonialism, I.B.Tauris 2012
4- Transport Beyond Oil, Island Press 2013
5- Architecture: The Groundbreaking Moments, Prestel 2012
6- Designing Zero Carbon Buildings, Routledge 2012
7- Town ad Terraced Housing, Routledge 2012
8- Mediterranean Landscape Design, Thames and Hudson 2012
9- The Architect's Home, Taschen 2013
10-Practical Building Conservation (5 Volumes), Ashgate 2012
to download the book reviews file click here
Arab Architects Critics Association in its First Meeting in London - Part 3
Critical Reading in 'Sacred Art and Architecture' (in Arabic)/ Waleed Al Sayed

There are no Arabic papers in this edition

Designing for Personal Security: Privacy Issues and Concerns in Urban Design / Jon Lang
Towards a Resilient City: Urban Planning in Oslo / Eva Irene Falleth
The Disrupted Space: Safety and Security in Traditional Contexts / Gehan Selim & Mohd. Gamal
The Socio-Cultural Paradigm of the City Against Safety and Security / Waleed Al Sayed
Can Sustainable Cities Be Secure Cities / Mike Jenks
The Root of the Problem: The Bad, the Ugly and the Good / Bouzid Boudiaf, Abdul Samad Alkhalidi & Sabah Mushatat
Energy Security and Global Carbon Emissions of Buildings / Khaled Al Sallal
Security, an Added Value in Urban Design / Nabyl Chenaf

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