Critical Planning: UCLA Urban Planning Journal,
Published Since: 1993
Critical Planning is the graduate student-run journal of the UCLA Urban Planning Department, producing one volume annually. Since 1993, Critical Planning has served as a forum for the urban studies and planning communities to debate current issues, showcase emerging research, and propose new ideas concerning cities and regions.
The journal attracts submissions from scholars, graduate students, and practitioners from across disciplinary boundaries and from around the world. Through our double-blind peer-review process, Critical Planning is committed to identifying and publishing insightful scholarly research with a critical approach.
As one of the cores of intellectual life in the Urban Planning Department, the journal provides a convivial space for rigorous debate. Our public programs—including lectures, exhibitions, film screenings, and symposia—extend this work to audiences in Los Angeles and beyond. The Edward W. Soja Prize for Critical Thinking in Urban and Regional Research is awarded to the best article published in each volume of Critical Planning.
Critical Planning reaches an international subscriber base of urban planning scholars, students, practitioners, libraries, bookstores, and enthusiasts.
Critical Planning is supported by the UCLA Graduate Students Association, the Dean’s Office in the School of Public Affairs, the Lewis Center for Regional Policy Studies, and the Urban Planning Department.
Ian Elder, Managing Editor
Nina Flores, Managing Editor
Militaristic Urbanism (Volume 19, Summer 2012)
Urban areas have long served as battlegrounds of social conflict, and urbanization and globalization have only intensified their role as focal points of struggle. As the stakes of physical, military, and economic planning have risen, so has the temptation to use coercive tactics to manage urban conflicts. Government responses to terrorism, trafficking, piracy, and other forms of lawlessness reflect this attraction to the use of violence.
Recently, worsening local economic inequality has spurred rising discontent, and government sin almost every part of the world have sought to acquire security through force. States have tightened the physical control of their borders, while implementing increased immigration enforcement within those borders. They have blurred the lines between military and police forces. They have even invaded and occupied territories seen as hostile to their national identity or to corporate economic interests.
Ian Elder & Nina Flores
(Excerpted from "Editorial Note," p. 2)
Table of Contents
- Editorial Note
Ian Elder and Nina Flores
- Homelessness in the Livable City: Public Space Regulation in Olympic City Vancouver's Poorest Neighborhood
Alix Freiler and Meg Holden
- Dialectical Imaginaries: Forms of Life, Forms of Fascism in the Metropolis of Film, Manga and Anime
- The Role of Urban Upgrading in Latin America as Warfare Tool Against the "Slum Wars"
Jota (José) Samper
- OPINION: Urban Fortification: Segregation, Mobility, and Control
- Towards Militaristic Urban Planning: the Genealogy of the Post-Colonial European Approach to Social and Urban Insecurity
Alexandre B. Hedjazi and Hatem Fekkak
- Militarizing the Enemy's Home, Israel/Palestine: a Photo Essay
- Hypercities Captures a Revolution
Shadrach Florea, Chirag Rabari, and Karna Wong
- Every Day is Like This
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Migration (Volume 18, Summer 2011)
For its 18th volume, Critical Planning explores migration with a particular focus on its causes, consequences, and responses. Migration is rarely a painless process, and almost never a voluntary one. People move from the countryside to the city, from the city to the suburbs (and back), and from the developing world to the developed world in order to seek employment, to flee political oppression or war, or to escape the impending ravages of climate change. Such human flux produces fertile ground for creative interactions among people of diverse languages, cultures, and experiences. At the same time, it can inspire adverse reactions, as seen in recent immigration enforcement legislation in Arizona and the proscription of minarets and headscarves in Europe. [...]
Karolina Górska (From "Editorial Note: Migration")
- Editorial Note: Migration
- From Mogadishu to Columbus: Somali Refugee Resettlement, Segemented Assimilation and Policy Implications
- Planning and Local Citizenship: How Migrants Become Active Citizens in Vancouver
- Retirement Migration and the (Re)Population of Vulnerable Rural Areas: A Case Study of Date City (Hokkaidō, Japan)
- The Changing Face of the American Dream: Planning Strategies for Immigrant Integration and Sustainable Growth in Suburban America
Julie Behrens and Kaja Kühl
- Immigration as Domestic Housing Market Expansion and Planners' Dream Fulfillment: 1960s British Migration to South Australia
- What the Market Bares
Dara Greenwald and Sarah Kanouse
- Coming Tide of Climate Migrants? An Interview with the University of Geneva's Dr. Alexandre Babak Hedjazi on the 2010 Unviersity of Geneva and United Nations Environment Program Conference on Climate Change and Migration
- This is Our Country Too: Undocumented Immigrant Youth Organizing and the Battle for the DREAM Act
- Recycling the City: Darning Downtown Phoenix
Nan Ellin and Kelly Turner
- Book Review: Breaks in the Chain: What Immigrant Workers Can Teach America about Democracy
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 words. We encourage submissions that incorporate cross-disciplinary, multi-scalar, multi-sited, transnational, and/or mixed-method approaches. We also welcome submissions of photographs, maps, art, or design projects.