2. Juni 2021

CfP Bombed Cities

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In conjunction with the international, peer-reviewed, open access journal Urban Planning we are excited to launch a call for papers for a special thematic issue:

Bombed Cities: Legacies of Post-War Planning on the Contemporary Urban and Social Fabric.

Post-Second World War reconstruction is now an important field of research around the world, with strands of enquiry investigating architecture, urban archaeology, heritage studies, urban design, city planning, critical cartography, and social geography. This thematic issue seeks to provide a critical statement on mid-twentieth century urban planning, starting from the period of the Second World War.

We are looking for contributions that examine post-war reconstruction visions and strategies and how the early planning visions and decisions have been imprinted on today’s urban and social fabric of various bombed cities. The emphasis of the thematic issue is on empirically driven studies of post-catastrophic damage and reconstruction, actualised through qualitative, quantitative, or mixed methodologies.

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Seraphim Alvanides (Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Carol Ludwig (GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany)

Submitting Papers

The submission period for abstracts (max. 250 words) is 15–31 October 2021. Please follow the journal’s author instructions and submit through the abstracts system. The deadline for full papers is Summer 2022, with a planned publication in early 2023. For information about Urban Planning’s open access policy, please see “open access” below. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Carol.

We look forward to receiving your abstracts.

Best wishes,

Carol and Seraphim

Open Access

Urban Planning provides immediate open access to its content on the principle that making research freely available to the public supports a greater global exchange of knowledge. The journal has an article publication fee to cover its costs and guarantee that the article can be accessed free of charge (€900, plus VAT, following peer review and acceptance). Authors who cannot afford the article processing charge can apply for a waiver during the article submission procedure (waiver requests during or after peer-review will not be considered). Authors affiliated with the journal’s institutional members do not incur article processing charges.

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