Volume 26 Call for Papers

CALL FOR PAPERS – Deadline January 5, 2013 Berkeley Planning Journal, Volume 26

The Berkeley Planning Journal (BPJ), a peer-reviewed scholarly journal published annually by the graduate students in the UC Berkeley Department of City and Regional Planning, invites submissions for its 26th volume. This call for papers is purposefully open, defined solely by a general focus on city and regional planning, space, place, policy, history, theory, power, politics, technology, and capital. However, as a reflection of this journal’s recent transition to an online format allowing us to be experimental in content and format, we also encourage critical submissions topical to “Experiments in Planning.” Topics may include, but are not limited to:

  • Policy transfer and innovation (Global South-North, Global North-South, Global North-North, Global South-South)
  • Participatory budgeting, cash transfer & microfinance
  • Innovation in technology related to transportation planning or urban modeling
  • DIY Urbanism & Tactical urbanism
  • Innovation in planning and urban design

The Journal focuses on research-based papers, but will also accept essays, photo essays, interviews and new media formats. Volume 26 will be published in an electronic format that allows us to feature new media content. We encourage authors to contribute content specialized for the Internet, including hyperlinked text, high-resolution images, interactive maps, and audio/video content. More details about submission format requirements are available on our website.

Since its inception in 1985, the BPJ has become a forum for emerging and well-established scholars to explore innovative directions in city planning, public policy, and urban theory. The best student paper is awarded the Kaye Bock Student Paper Award, which is accompanied by a $250 cash gift. Submissions will be accepted until January 5, 2013.