Urban Studies Journals

The following is a list of urban studies journals that represent a variety of disciplines and interdisciplinary foci. Many of these journals are available in hard copy subscriptions or electronically at Trinity's library (see below). We will keep adding to this list. Students and faculty may find this list useful for teaching and research on urban issues.

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*Online at Trinity College

**Available through CTW (Conn College, Trinity, and Wesleyan)

Highlighted - not available in CTW, only through Interlibrary loan.



Architecture

Architectural Theory Review:  An international forum for generating, exchanging and reflecting on architectural theory. The journal investigates relationships between current critical issues, the legacy of past debates, and the continued reconfiguration of enduring concerns in architectural theory.

Built Environment:  Focus on a single subject of contemporary interest and relevance to practitioners, academics and students working in a wide range of disciplines in areas that include: Architecture; Conservation; Economic development; Environmental planning; Health; Housing; Regeneration; Social issues; Spatial planning; Sustainability; Urban design; Transport.  The emphasis is on crossing disciplinary boundaries and providing global perspective.

*Future Anterior:  An international point of reference for the critical examination of historic preservation. It provides a much-need bridge between architecture and history. The journal also features provocative theoretical reflections on historic preservation from the point of view of art, philosophy, law, geography, archeaology, planning, materials science, cultural anthropology, and conservation.

Journal of Architecture:  Launched in 1995, the journal has become widely recognised as one of the foremost journals in its field in the world.

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Metropolis:  Examines contemporary life through design—architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, crafts, planning, and preservation. Subjects range from the sprawling urban environment to intimate living spaces to small objects of everyday use. In looking for why design happens in a certain way, Metropolis explores the economic, environmental, social, cultural, political, and technological context.

Positions:  An international, blind-peer-reviewed scholarly journal devoted exclusively to the history, theory, historiography and analysis of modern architecture and urbanism after 1900.



City & Community

*City & Community:  Advances urban sociological theory, promote the highest quality empirical research on communities and urban social life, and encourage sociological perspectives on urban policy.

City, Culture and Society:  The journal aims to stimulate a new interdisciplinary paradigm that embraces multiple perspectives and applies this paradigm to the urban imperative that defines the 21st century.  Topics of special interest to CCS include urban economics, cultural creation, social inclusion, social sustainability, cultural technology, urban governance, sustainable cities, creative cities.

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City Journal: Offers a stimulating mix of hard-headed practicality and cutting-edge theory, with articles on everything from school financing, policing strategy, and welfare policy to urban architecture, family policy, and the latest theorizing emanating from the law schools, the charitable foundations, even the schools of public health. 

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City & Society:  Intended to foster debate and conceptual development in urban, national, and transnational anthropology, particularly in their interrelationships.

*Community Development Journal:  Covers a wide range of topics, reviewing significant developments and providing a forum for cutting-edge debates about theory and practice. It adopts a broad definition of community development to include policy, planning and action as they impact on the life of communities. It seeks to publish critically focused articles which challenge received wisdom, report and discuss innovative practices, and relate issues of community development to questions of social justice, diversity and environmental sustainability.

Forefront: Connecting cities and informing the people working to improve them.

Journal of Community Practice:  An interdisciplinary journal grounded in social work designed to provide a forum for community practice, including community organizing, planning, social administration, organizational development, community development, and social change. The journal contributes to the advancement of knowledge related to numerous disciplines, including social work and the social sciences, urban planning, social and economic development, community organizing, policy analysis, urban and rural sociology, community health, public administration, and nonprofit management.

*Nation’s Cities Weekly: Reaches more than 30,000 city officials and employees each week with the latest news on federal policy, trends and research impacting cities.



Economics

Local Economy:  Wishes to contribute to the best practice of local authorities, voluntary and community bodies and all engaged in local economic development.

*Economic Development Quarterly:  Links the various economic development communities and features timely, relevant, and practical essays on today's most pivotal issues and details the programs and policies affecting development at every level.

Spatial Economic Analysis:  A pioneering economics journal dedicated to the development of theory and methods in spatial economics.

*Public Budgeting and Finance:  Serves as a forum for the communication of research and experiences on all facets of government finance and provides meaningful exchange between research from universities, private and nonprofit research institutes, practitioners in public financial markets, government agencies, and the experience of those who practice government budgeting and finance.

*Public Finance Review:  Devoted to economic research, theory, and policy applications, focusing on a variety of allocation, distribution, and stabilization functions within the public sector economy.


Geography

*Annals of the Association of American Geographers:   Premier journal for major research articles and in-depth book reviews for all fields of geography. To be accepted, a paper must adhere to a high standard of scholarship and make an important contribution to geographic knowledge. It should also be grounded in the relevant literature of the specialization it represents and, where appropriate, establish relationships to themes within the broader discipline. 

*Antipode: A Radical Journal of Geography:  Peer-reviewed papers which offer a radical (Marxist/socialist/anarchist/anti-racist/feminist/queer/green) analysis of geographical issues and whose intent is to engender the development of a new and better society.

*Area:  Area publishes ground breaking geographical research and scholarship across the field of geography, and is the debating forum for the latest geographical research and ideas.

Cultural Geographies:  International journal of peer-reviewed scholarly research on and theoretical interventions into the cultural dimensions of environment, landscape, space, and place. Particularly committed to the development of methodologically rigorous interpretative approaches that explore how meaning, materiality and/or practice are implicated in the (re)production, maintenance and transformation of cultural worlds as they are materially constituted, represented, imagined, and lived. 

Cultural and Social Geography:  Publishes original, high caliber, scholarly articles on the spatialities of society and culture. Its articles are especially focused on space, place and nature in relation to social and/or cultural issues, including inequalities, poverty, housing, crime, work, and leisure; as well as everyday life, consumption, identity, community and neighbourhood (and their historic legacies.

*Demography:  A scientific journal, which includes research conducted in several disciplines, including the social sciences, geography, history, biology, statistics, business, epidemiology and public health.

*Economic Geography:  Publishes the best theoretically-based empirical articles that deepen the understanding of significant economic geography issues around the world. 

Euroasian Geography and Economics:  Features original papers by leading specialists and scholars on salient geographic and economic issues in China, Russia, India, European Union, and other regions within the Eurasian realm. 

Gender, Place and Culture:  Provides a forum for debate in human geography and related disciplines on theoretically-informed research concerned with gender issues.

Geographical Journal:  Publishes original research papers and review articles ranging across the entire subject of Geography, with particular reference to public debates, policy-orientated agendas and notions of ‘relevance’.

**Habitat International:  Dedicated to the study of urban and rural human settlements: their planning, design, production and management. Its main focus is on urbanisation in its broadest sense in the developing world.

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Geographical Analysis:  Publishes geographical theory, model building, and quantitative methods to geographers and scholars in a wide spectrum of related fields.

*Human Geography:  Human Geography is broadly conceived to cover topics ranging from geopolitics, through cultural and economic issues, to political ecology.

**Journal of Historical Geography:  Publishes articles on all aspects of historical geography and cognate fields, including environmental history. Themes covered include: the geographies of places and environments in the past; the dynamics of place, space and landscape; historiography and philosophy of historical geography; methodological challenges and problems in historical geography; and landscape, memory and environment.

*Journal of Latin American Geography:  Publishes a collection of articles representing the wide-ranging interests of geographers who research and write on Latin American topics.

Journal of Property Research:  Publishes papers in any area of real estate investment and development.  There are two major areas of focus:  property investment and finance. This covers topics such as the characteristics of property as an investment class, forecasting of markets and property portfolio construction. Much of this research will be an application to property of techniques developed in other investment markets; and land development covering a wide range of issues surrounding the development and redevelopment of property. The focus may be financial, economic or environmental; urban or rural; public or private sector. 

Mobilities:  Examines both the large-scale movements of people, objects, capital, and information across the world, as well as more local processes of daily transportation, movement through public and private spaces, and the travel of material things in everyday life. 

**Political Geography:  The flagship journal of political geography and research on the spatial dimensions of politics. Research emphases cover all scales of inquiry and diverse theories, methods, and methodologies, included, but not limited to:  critical, feminist, and popular geopolitics; electoral geography and policy analysis; identity, landscapes, and representation; peace and conflict studies, states, and territoriality; political ecology and politics of the environment; political economy; and quantitative methodologies and spatial analyses based on GIS.

*Professional Geographer:  Publishes short articles of academic or applied geography, emphasizing empirical studies and methodologies, as well as book reviews. These features may range in content and approach from rigorously analytic to broadly philosophical or prescriptive.

*Progress in Human Geography:   Peer-review journal for those wanting to know about the state of the art in all areas of human geography research - philosophical, theoretical, thematic, methodological or empirical.

*Space and Culture:  Brings together dynamic, critical interdisciplinary research in cultural geography, sociology, cultural studies, architectural theory, ethnography, communications, urban studies, environmental studies and discourse analysis.

Space and Polity:  A scholarly international journal devoted to the theoretical and empirical understanding of the changing relationships between the state, and regional and local forms of governance covering a variety of disciplines, including geography, political science, sociology, economics, anthropology and development studies with a common interest in the relationships between space, place and politics in less developed as well as the advanced economies.

Singapore Journal of Tropical Geography:  Publishes theoretical and empirical articles and reviews that deal with the physical and human environments of the tropics and development issues from geographical as well as interrelated disciplinary viewpoints.

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Transactions of the Institute of British Geographers:  One of the foremost international journals of geographical research.

Urban Geography:  Publishes original papers on problem-oriented current research by geographers and other social scientists on urban policy; race, poverty, and ethnicity in the city; international differences in urban form and function; historical preservation; the urban housing market; and provision of services and urban economic activity.


Housing

Cityscape:  The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

*Housing Economics:  The journal covers the broad spectrum of topics and approaches that constitute housing economics, including analysis of important public policy issues. Research areas include: housing markets; public policy; real estate; finance; international studies; spatial models; demographics and mobility; and law and regulation.

**Housing Policy Debate:  Provides a venue for original research on U.S. housing policy. Subjects include affordable housing policy, fair housing policy, land use regulations influencing housing affordability, metropolitan development trends, and linkages among housing policy and energy, environmental, and transportation policy.

Housing Studies:  Explores a range of academic and policy concerns including the following: linkages between housing and other areas of social and economic policy; the role of housing in everyday life and in gender, class and age relationships; the economics of housing expenditure and housing finance; international comparisons and developments; issues of sustainability and housing development; demographic and social trends and the changing role of housing tenures; and theoretical and conceptual frameworks for housing studies.

Housing, Theory and Society:  The journal has a broad focus that includes content related to international housing, social theory and other social issues.  Contributions regularly integrate housing research into particular aspects of social science, social research and policy, including welfare studies, employment, education, gender, public health and the environment.  The journal also includes systematic and theoretical comparative studies of housing, and conceptually refined approaches to differences between housing systems.

*Journal of the Housing and the Built Environment:  Covers the fields of housing, spatial planning, building and urban development, and includes all topics dealing with people-environment relations. Topics concern social relations within the built environment as well as the physicals component of the built environment.

*Journal of Housing and Community Development:  Devoted exclusively to the affordable housing and community development (HCD) field. It features articles on all aspects of the industry, including legislation and advocacy, finance, international HCD initiatives, green building, maintenance and administration.



Immigration and Minorities

Journal of Borderland Studies:  The primary publication of the Association for Borderlands Studies, the journal publishes work from any discipline that illuminates border problems, characteristics, issues and realities in any part of the world; the border emphasis is global.

**Immigrants & Minorities:  Provides a major outlet for research into the history of immigration and related studies, and seeks to deal with the complex themes involved in the construction of ’race’ and with the broad sweep of ethnic and minority relations within a historical setting.

**International Third World Studies Journal and Review:  Analysis of Third World economics, politics, culture, media, education, literature, health issues, and philosophy. 

*Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies:  Publishes results of first-class research on all forms of migration and its consequences, together with articles on ethnic conflict, discrimination, racism, nationalism, citizenship and policies of integration. 

National Identities:  Explores the formation and expression of national identity from antiquity to the present day, examines the role in forging identity of cultural (language, architecture, music, gender, religion, the media, sport, encounters with ‘the other’ etc.) and political (state forms, wars, boundaries) factors, by examining how these have been shaped and changed over time. The focus is on identity, rather than on contingent political forms that may express it.


 Landscape

*Buildings & Landscapes:  Examines the built world-houses and cities, farmsteads and alleys—churches and courthouses, subdivisions and shopping malls—that make up the spaces that most people experience every day.

Landscape Research:   With a focus on the landscape, the coverage includes: environmental design; countryside management; ecology and environmental conservation; land surveying; human and physical geography; behavioural and cultural studies; and archaeology and history.

Landscape Environment:  Aims to develop arts and humanities understandings of landscape and environment in distinctive, innovative and engaging ways through research projects of the highest quality and international significance. 

*Studies in the History of Gardens & Designed Landscapes:  Interest in garden and landscape history as part of wider contexts such as social and cultural history and geography, aesthetics, technology, (most obviously horticulture), presentation and conservation. Main emphasis is on detailed and documentary analysis of specific sites in all parts of the world, with focus on both design and reception.



Land Use

Journal of Land Use Science:  Adopts an integrated approach that couples natural and human systems and fosters interdisciplinary collaboration between social, economic, behavioural, environmental, ecological, biological and atmospheric scientists. 



Miscellaneous

*American Quarterly:  The term “American” is an ever-changing, ever-expanding word, one that defies boundaries and disciplines, and American Quarterly reflects the evolving landscape of American studies.

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American Review of Public Administration:  Focuses on public administration broadly defined, publishing scholarship on all aspects of the field, including such areas as organization and management studies, program and performance evaluation, and budgeting and financial management, network governance, public involvement and public service motivation. Although rooted in U.S. public administration, ARPA also carries research from international and comparative settings.

Annual Review of Sociology:  Topics covered include major theoretical and methodological developments as well as current research in the major subfields. Review chapters typically cover social processes, institutions and culture, organizations, political and economic sociology, stratification, demography, urban sociology, social policy, historical sociology, and major developments in sociology in other regions of the world.

*International Organization:  Covers the entire field of international affairs, including: foreign policies, international relations, international and comparative political economy, security policies, environmental disputes and resolutions, regional integration, alliance patterns and war, bargaining and conflict resolution, economic development and adjustment, and international capital movements.

*International Social Science Journal:  Its purpose is to bridge diverse communities of social scientists, working in different problems and disciplines and in different parts of the world, and provides information and debate on subjects of interest to an international readership, written by an equally international range of authors. The ISSJ has a particular interest in policy-relevant questions and interdisciplinary approaches.

Research Journal of Environmental and Earth Sciences:  A forum for in-depth works on current, topical issues in the interdisciplinary area of earth and environmental sciences.  Studies in which the links between geological sciences, human activities and the environment are discussed.

Social Dynamics:  Committed to advancing interdisciplinary academic research, fostering debate and addressing current issues pertaining to the African continent. Articles cover the full range of humanities and social sciences including anthropology, archaeology, economics, education, history, literary and language studies, music, politics, psychology and sociology. 



Planning

Australian Planner:  Provides a forum for planning news, opinion and research and each edition of the journal contains a component surrounding a particular theme or topic of interest. 

*Berkeley Planning Journal:  The mission of the journal is to offer readers a collection of innovative and research oriented articles written by emerging scholars.

Cities: International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning:  The primary aims are to analyse and assess past and present urban development and management as a reflection of effective, ineffective and non-existent planning policies; as well as the promotion of the implementation of appropriate urban policies in both the developed and the developing world.

Environment & Planning A:  Concentrates on spatial organisation and restructuring of cities and regions throughout the globe.

Environment & Planning B:  Planning and Design was introduced to cover the area of method application and spatial problems in built environments, with specialisation in new approaches to generating and evaluating plans and policies.

Environment & Planning C:  Government and Policy is a research-driven multidisciplinary journal which seeks to advance debates on a wide range of pressing contemporary policy issues arising from attempts made to govern the economy, society, and the environment.

Environment & Planning D:  Society and Space provides a forum for the discussion of the mutually constitutive relation between the social and the spatial. The journal editors are equally committed to the spatial aspects of political action and the abstractions of social theory.

European Planning Studies:  Provides a forum for ideas and information about spatial development processes and policies in Europe. The journal publishes articles of a theoretical, empirical and policy-relevant nature and is particularly concerned to integrate knowledge of processes with practical policy proposals, implementation and evaluation.

International Development Planning Review:  Reflects international development planning policy and practice including  a focus on the physical, economic and social conditions of urban and rural populations.  

International Journal of Environmental Planning and Management:  Focus on integrated planning and management of the environment.

*International Planning Studies:  Planning, at the urban, regional, and national and international levels, faces new challenges, notably those related to the growth of globalisation as both an objective socio-economic process and a shift in policy-maker perceptions and modes of analysis.  The journal addresses these issues by publishing quality research in a variety of specific fields and from a range of theoretical and normative perspectives, which helps improve understanding of the actual and potential role of planning and planners in this context.

*Journal of the American Planning Association:  Publishes research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, policymakers, scholars, students, and citizens of urban, suburban, and rural areas.

Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning:  Provides a forum for the critical analysis of environmental policy and planning and explores the environmental dimensions of common policies such as transport, agriculture and fisheries, urban and rural policy, all stages in the policy and planning processes from formulation to implementation, and the interactions between governments and markets, the strategies of non-governmental organizations and business in relation to the environment, and land-use decision-making.

Journal of Urban Planning and Development: The Journal of Urban Planning and Development covers the application of civil engineering to such aspects of urban planning as area-wide transportation, the coordination of planning and programming of public works and utilities, and the development and redevelopment of urban areas. Subjects include environmental assessment, esthetic considerations, land use planning, underground utilities, infrastructure management, renewal legislation, transportation planning, and evaluation of the economic value of state parks.

 *Landscape and Urban Planning: Aimed at advancing conceptual, scientific, and applied understandings of landscape in order to promote sustainable solutions for landscape change.

*Planning:  Offers news and analyses of events in planning (including suburban, rural, and small town planning, environmental planning, neighborhood revitalization, economic development, social planning, and urban design).

*Planning & Environmental Law:  Summarizes 40 to 50 federal and state judicial decisions and legislative acts that pertain to planning and environmental management. 

Planning Perspectives:  A forum for scholars working in a wide range of disciplines interested in an historical approach to cities, places and people and for discussions between academics and practitioners on the history of urban planning.

Planning Practice & Research:  The source for information on current research in planning practice.

Planning Theory & Practice:  An international focus for the development of theory and practice in spatial planning and a forum to promote the policy dimensions of space and place.

**Progress in Planning:  A multidisciplinary journal in the field of planning.

*Town Planning Review:  A well established urban and regional planning journal.



Policy

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Cityscape: A Journal of Policy Development and Research:  The goal is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners, and is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

*Ethics, Policy & Environment:  Offers scholarly articles, reviews, critical exchanges, and short reflections on all aspects of environmental ethics, environmental philosophy, and the normative dimensions of environmental policy.

*Forum for Applied Research & Public Policy:  Focuses on energy, the environment, economic development, and science and technology issues.

*Governing:  Covers politics, policy and management for state and local government leaders, and provides nonpartisan news, insight and analysis on such issues as public finance, transportation, economic development, health, energy, the environment and technology.

*Growth and Change: A Journal of Urban and Regional Policy:  A journal of urban and regional policy.

 *Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy:  The Journal is one of the most widely circulated student-edited law reviews and the nation’s leading forum for conservative and libertarian legal scholarship.

International Journal of Housing Policy:  Aims to be the leading forum for the critical analysis of housing policy, systems and practice from a social science perspective.

Journal of Natural Resources Policy Research:   Publishes original policy-oriented papers addressing a broad range of natural resource fields including water, minerals, energy, fisheries, and forestry in a synthesizing fashion, rather than as stand-alone specialty areas.

*Journal of Social Policy:  Focuses on all aspects of social policy in an international context and places particular emphasis upon articles which seek to contribute to debates on the future direction of social policy, to present new empirical data, to advance theories, or to analyse issues in the making and implementation of social policies.

Labour History Review:  Explores the working lives and politics of ‘ordinary’ people, and has played a key role in redefining social and political history.

*National Civic Review:  Promotes civic engagement, community building, political reform and democratic governance.

*Notre Dame Journal of Law, Ethics, and Public Policy:  Explores the legal, ethical and policy considerations of each topic within the framework of the Judeo-Christian intellectual and moral tradition.

*Policy Sciences:  Examines the normative aspects of policy sciences addressing concrete policy issues; controversial pieces of analysis; opposing perspectives, including critiques and rejoinders on articles already published.

*Policy Studies: The world of public policy has become an increasingly small one as a consequence of dramatic changes to global political and economic institutional structures and to nation states themselves. These changes at the structural level of the global system have impacted upon the work of public organizations either directly or indirectly and have broadened the field of action in policy studies.

*Public Administration: Publishes articles on all facets of public administration, public policy and public management. 

*Social Policy:  Seeks to inform and report on the work of labor and community organizers who build union and constituency-based groups, run campaigns, and build movements for social justice, economic equality, and democratic participation in the U.S. and around the world.

**Space Policy:  An international, interdisciplinary journal which draws on the fields of international relations, economics, history, aerospace studies, security studies, development studies, political science and ethics to provide discussion and analysis of space activities in their political, economic, industrial, legal, cultural and social contexts.

Urban Policy and Research:  An international journal dedicated to the publication of refereed articles in English in the field of urban studies and urban policy in Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific region. 

*Washington University Journal of Law & Policy:   Committed to generating a symposium-based emphasizing existing and emerging visions of the law in relation to interdisciplinary and multicultural perspectives, the implications of technology, and the consequences of economic globalization for the purpose of influencing law and social policy.



Regional

*Annals of Regional Science:  Presents high-quality research in the interdisciplinary field of regional and urban studies. The journal publishes papers which make a new or substantial contribution to the body of knowledge in which the spatial dimension plays a fundamental role, including regional economics, resource management, location theory, urban and regional planning, transportation and communication, human geography, population distribution and environmental quality.

*International Regional Science Review:  An international forum for economists, geographers, planners, and other social scientists to share important research findings and methodological breakthroughs. Focusing on issues of theory, method, and public policy where the spatial or regional dimension is central, IRSR strives to promote useful scholarly research that is securely tied to the real world.

Journal of Regional Science:   Publishes original analytical research at the intersection of economics and quantitative geography focusing on urban and regional research, planning, geography and the environment.
 
Regional Development Studies Journal:  Articles deal with the following aspects of regional development in developing countries: Human Security, Environmental Management; Disaster Management; and Local and Regional Economic Development.

**Regional Studies:  A leading international journal in theoretical development, empirical analysis and policy debate in the multi- and inter-disciplinary field of regional studies. The journal invites established and upcoming scholars to submit agenda-setting work focusing on economic, environmental, political, and social change aspects of regional (subnational) development and policy-making.



Social Issues

*Social Justice:   Promotes human dignity, equality, peace, and genuine security.  Its early focus on issues of crime, police repression, social control, and the penal system has expanded to encompass globalization, human and civil rights, border, citizenship, and immigration issues, environmental victims and health and safety concerns, social policies affecting welfare and education, ethnic and gender relations, and persistent global inequalities.

*Social Problems:  Covering an extensive array of complex social concerns from race and gender through labor relations and civil rights.  

*Social Research:  Focuses on theory, political, social and economic; problems of social and political organization that are worldwide in their general character though national in specific characteristics, such as class differentiation, militarism, the labor movement; problems involving the interdependence of nations, like the phenomena of prosperity and depression, prices and currency, movements of international trade and investment.

**Social Science Research:  Illustrate the use of quantitative methods in the empirical solution of substantive problems, and emphasizes those concerned with issues or methods that cut across traditional disciplinary lines. Special attention is given to methods that have been used by only one particular social science discipline, but that may have application to a broader range of areas.

Contemporary Social Science:  Journal of the Academy of Social Sciences:  Provides a forum for disseminating and enhancing theoretical, empirical and/or pragmatic research across the social sciences and related disciplines.
 



Sustainability

International Journal of Sustainable Development & World Ecology:  An exciting forum for understanding and advancing our knowledge and implementation of sustainable development. Environmental sustainability includes mitigating effects of climate change, minimising environmental degradation, and sustainable land management.  Economic sustainability includes capacity-building, integrated decision making, industry and biotechnology, consumption and production.  Social and cultural sustainability includes demographics, human settlements, international law, health and welfare.  These three subject areas encompass the scope of the journal.

International Journal of Sustainable Transportation:  Provides a discussion forum for the exchange of new and innovative ideas on sustainable transportation research in the context of environmental, economical, social, and engineering aspects, as well as current and future interactions of transportation systems and other urban subsystems.  

Journal of Sustainable Tourism:  Advances critical understanding of the relationships between tourism and sustainable development by publishing theoretical, conceptual and empirical research that explores one or more of the economic, social, cultural, political, organisational or environmental aspects of the subject.



Transportation

Journal of Intelligent Transportation Systems: Technology, Planning, and Operations:  Devoted to scholarly research on the development, planning, management, operation and evaluation of intelligent transportation systems. 

Journal of Transportation Engineering:  Technical and professional articles on the planning, design, construction, maintenance, and operation of air, highway, rail, and urban transportation. 

Journal of Transportation Safety & Security:  A forum for the exchange of academic ideas, data, and integrated transportation safety solutions developed through engineering research in multimodal transportation safety arenas, which encompass the highway, transit, ridesharing, pedestrian, and bicycle modes, as well as rail, water, and aviation safety issues.

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Mass Transit:  The only direct-request publication in the industry that is 100% dedicated to public transportation by producing first-hand in-depth profiles of transit agencies, transit operations, and transit systems managers and management.

*Public Roads: The bimonthly magazine of the Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) and "covers" advances and innovations in highway/traffic research and technology, critical national transportation issues, important activities and achievements of FHWA and others in the highway community, specific FHWA program areas, and subjects of interest to highway industry professionals.

Transport Reviews:  Intended to provide authoritative and up to date research-based reviews of transport related topics that are informative to those that are knowledgeable in the subject area.

*Transportation Journal:  Published quarterly by the ASTL to disseminate research findings and original writings on transportation, logistics, and related fields covering such areas as Air Transport, International Transport, Logistics/Physical Distribution/Supply Chain Management, Management Information Systems & Computer Applications, Motor Transport, Rail Transport, Regulation/Law, Traffic & Transport Management, Transport Policy, and Water Transport.

Transportation Planning and Technology:  Covers transport demand, land use forecasting, economic evaluation and its relationship to policy in both developed and developing countries, conventional and possibly unconventional future systems technology, urban and interurban transport terminals and interchanges and environmental aspects associated with transport (particularly those relating to noise, pollution and the movement of hazardous materials).

Transportmetrica:  An international journal whose objectives are to provide a discussion forum for transportation studies, and exchange of new and innovative ideas in transportation research.



Urban

*Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs:   Designed to reach a wide audience of scholars and policymakers, provides accessible research on urban areas and issues, including studies on urban sprawl, crime, taxes, education, poverty, and related subjects.

Building Research & Information
:  Focused on a holistic, transdisciplinary approach to buildings and the complexity of issues involving the built environment with other systems over the course of their life: planning, briefing, design, construction, occupation and use, property exchange and evaluation, maintenance, alteration and end of life. 

Canadian Journal of Urban Research:  Dedicated to publishing articles that address a wide range of issues relevant to the field of urban studies from a variety of ideological and methodological perspectives.

Education and Urban Society:   Communicates new ideas on educational processes, controversies, research, and policy and places special emphasis on the relationship between educators and society.

*European Urban and Regional Studies:  In addition to exploring the ways in which place, space and scale make a difference to the cultural, economic, social and political map of Europe the journal highlights the economic and political connections between Europe and the wider global context and between theoretical analysis and policy development.

*Fordham Urban Law Journal:  The journal publishes articles on a wide range of themes, with a focus on public policy and issues affecting urban areas.

Global Urban Development Magazine:  Our goal is to initiate and build a worldwide awakening of human spirit and fellowship, of economic prosperity, social civility, political citizenship, and environmental sustainability, as a legacy for future generations.

*International Journal of Urban and Regional Research:  With a cutting edge approach to linking theoretical development and empirical research, and a consistent demand for quality, the journal encompasses key material from an unparalleled range of critical, comparative and geographic perspectives.

International Journal of Urban Sustainable Development
:  Aims to provide a forum for cutting edge research and rigorous debate for in-depth and holistic understanding of the complex inter-related environmental, social, economic, political, spatial, institutional and physical challenges facing urban areas.

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Journal of the American Real Estate and Urban Economic Association:  The purpose of the journal is to facilitate communication among academic researchers and industry professionals and to improve the analysis of real estate decisions. The subject matter of the journal spans a wide range of interest.

Journal of Urban Design:   The Journal advances theory, research and practice in urban design, and publishes original articles in specialised areas such as urban aesthetics and townscape; urban structure and form; sustainable development; urban history, preservation and conservation; urban regeneration; local and regional identity; design control and guidance; property development; practice and implementation.

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Journal of Urban Economics:   Provides a focal point for the publication of research papers in the rapidly expanding field of urban economics.

Journal of Urban Technology:  Reviews and analyzes developments in urban technologies as well as studies the history and the political, economic, environmental, social, esthetic, and ethical effects of those technologies. 

Journal of Urbanism:  International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability:  Focuses on human settlement and its relation to the idea of sustainability, social justice and cultural understanding. 

**Regional Science and Urban Economics:  The journal emphasizes the microeconomic analyses of spatial phenomena and solicits original research contributions in spatial economics, economic geography, and related disciplines.

*Urban Affairs Review:  A leading scholarly journal on urban issues and themes, covering: urban policy; urban economic development; residential and community development; governance and service delivery; comparative/international urban.

*Urban Education:  Provides thought-provoking commentary on key issues from gender-balanced and racially diverse perspectives, and covers topics such as mental health needs of urban students, student motivation and teacher practice, school-to-work programs and community economic development, restructuring in large urban schools and health and social services.

Urban Morphology:  The Journal of the International Seminar on Urban Form.

Urban Research & Practice:  Focuses on urban policy.

*Urban Review:  Urban Review provides a forum for the presentation of original investigations, reviews, and essays which examine the issues basic to the improvement of urban schooling and education.

*Urban Studies:  An international forum for the critical study of cities and regions.

Urban Studies Research:   Urban Studies Research is a peer-reviewed, open access journal that publishes original research articles as well as review articles in all areas of urban studies.



Waste Management

Waste Management Research: Publishes articles relating to both the theory and practice of waste management and research. Topics include: wastes (focus on solids), processes and technologies, management systems and tools, and policy and regulatory frameworks, sustainable waste management designs, operations, policies or practices.
 



Water

International Journal of Water Resources Development:  Covers all aspects of water development and management in both industrialized and Third World countries. Contents focus on the practical implementation of policies for water resources development, monitoring and evaluation of technical projects, and, to a lesser extent, water resources research. 

Urban Water Journal:  Provides a forum for the research and professional communities dealing with water systems in the urban environment, directly contributing to the discussion on sustainable development. 

Water International:  Serves as an international gateway to the people, ideas and networks that are critical to the sustainable management of water resources around the world.