Call for articles

The next copy deadline for the submission of articles for publication is: 31st March 2021.

The Editor, Editorial Board and Publishers of Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal are currently welcoming the submission of articles by practitioners and papers by academics on the following subjects:

1. New sources of finance for urban regeneration

How do cities develop new funding sources for capital, transportation and infrastructure improvement in the absence of substantial government funding?

2. City-region mayors

How elected city-region mayors can work with the local people towards sustainable regeneration and equality?

3. Public-private partnerships in regeneration

What new forms of public-private partnership might be developed?

4. Climate change risk in urban regeneration

What are the relationships and issues that connect contemporary urban regeneration with climate change and its consequences such as flooding?

5. The impact of mobility on cities

What are the implications for urban regeneration, planning and infrastructure with the advent of autonomous vehicles, electric powered vehicles, improvements in mass transit, bike sharing, and car sharing?

6. Affordable housing in cities

How can affordable housing regeneration be financed, developed and included as part of urban regeneration schemes?

7. Gentrification, housing development

What are the continuing issues related to the impacts of residential and commercial gentrification in cities globally?

8. Retail change and new forms of retail in cities

What are the trends and impacts in terms of changing retail in the age of online shopping and changing consumer behaviour, and the role of pop-up shops, cargo container zones, replacement uses for physical retail stores, and the impacts of the collapse of major retailers?

9. COVID-19 and urban regeneration

The impact of the pandemic and future prospects for urban regeneration in different countries.

10. Coastal regeneration and renewal

What challenges do these communities face because of climate change and storm and sea level rise (SLR) vulnerability? How can mitigation and adaptation strategies help prevent damage by climate change and SLR?

Submission Instructions

The deadline for submission of articles is 31st March 2021. The following types of submissions will be considered for publication:

• Practitioner articles: Thought pieces, briefings, case studies and other contributions written by professionals working in regeneration and town and city management. Case studies should address the following questions: What has worked? Why has it worked? What lessons were learned? How could it be done elsewhere? Articles should be 2,000 — 5,000 words.

• Research papers: Contributions which present new models, theories and empirical research in urban regeneration and renewal. Implications for management should be included. Research papers can be around 6,000 words and must have clear implications for professionals.

Contributions to the journal are welcomed from practitioners, consultants and academics. All research papers are subject to double-blind peer-review. All practitioner papers are subject to review by the Editor and Publisher.

Further guidance on manuscript submission, including sample papers, can be found at:

Manuscript submissions should be sent to Julie Kerry at: