Ava Bromberg on Tue, 20 Nov 2007 07:46:32 +0100 (CET)

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Announcing: The Edward W. Soja Prize for Critical Thinking in Urban and Regional Research

Note: deadline for Critical Planning submissions extended to *Dec. 31st, 2007*

Critical Planning, the UCLA Journal of Urban Planning, proudly announces the Edward W. Soja Prize for Critical Thinking in Urban and Regional Research. For the inaugural year, a cash prize of $1,000 will be given to the best article published in volume 15 of summer 2008. The prize is named after Edward W. Soja. It celebrates the lifetime achievements of this critical thinker whose work continues to open insightful new research directions for the theoretical and practical understanding of contemporary cities and regions. The awarded article will exemplify the seminal contribution that such visions make to scholarly research. For the prize we will consider all articles selected through the Critical Planning double-blind peer review — the journal's managing editor will chair a juried selection process. We welcome submissions related to urban and regional planning and all cognate disciplines from persons residing in any country. Preference will be given to authors speaking to critical issues outside the research agendas of traditional funding agencies and institutional donors. All other standards for publication in the Critical Planning journal apply. For additional details, please refer to the call for submissions to vol. 15 below. Please note: the deadline for submissions has been extended to December 31, 2007.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Volume 15, Summer 2008

Critical Planning
UCLA Journal of Urban Planning

In honor of our 15th anniversary, this year's volume of Critical Planning is devoted to identifying and highlighting the most current critical approaches to urban theory, research and practice. We seek submissions that 1) address the challenges confronting the present and future of cities and regions in the U.S. and around the world and, 2) display an original and critical perspective on recent theoretical developments, policies and practices. We invite submissions from all disciplines as well as the use of various methodologies. We encourage cross-disciplinary, multi-scalar and mixed-method approaches.

Critical Planning is a double-blind peer-reviewed publication. Feature articles are generally between 5,000 and 7,000 words, while shorter articles are between 1,000 and 3,000. All submissions should be written according to the standards of the Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition. Footnotes should be placed at the end of the document. Please double-space all parts of the manuscript and leave one-inch margins on all sides. Tables and images should be separated from the text. Images should be provided in .tif format, not exceeding a width of five inches and a resolution of 600 dpi (a width of 3000 pixels). Include a cover sheet with the article's title; the author's name, phone number, email address; and a two-sentence biographical statement. Please do not put identifying information (name or affiliation) anywhere but the cover sheet. Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis. Feel free to contact us by email to discuss your ideas.

Manuscripts should be submitted by 5pm on December 31, 2007 as .doc attachments via email to: critplan@ucla.edu and two hardcopies (postmarked by Dec. 31) should be mailed to:

Critical Planning
C/O Ava Bromberg, Managing Editor
UCLA Department of Urban Planning
School of Public Affairs
3250 Public Policy Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
Email: critplan@ucla.edu
Website: http://www.spa.ucla.edu/critplan/

For pdf version of call please see our website.
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