Call for articles

Topics in Search of Authors for Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal

Submission deadline: 15th May 2019

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.            New city-region mayors

How will newly elected city-region mayors in places like Liverpool City Region, Manchester City Region or Sheffield City Region deal with regeneration in an era of devolution?

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 of 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 and estates 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.            Brexit and regeneration

How might we best use regeneration funding in a post-Brexit world

10.          Urban Regeneration – public policy priority?

What are the issues around the termination of most public sector financial assistance for urban regeneration since 2008 in England and reduced funding elsewhere in the UK?  Is urban regeneration no longer required or are there still areas that have an economic future but where physical regeneration is unviable with financial subsidy?

Submission Instructions

The next copy deadline for submission of articles for publication is 1st October 2018.

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: