[URBANTH-L]CFP: "The Privatization of Cities," Critical Planning Vol. 13

Benito Vergara bvergara at sfsu.edu
Sat Nov 12 17:38:17 EST 2005

CFP: "The Privatization of Cities" Critical Planning Vol 13
Call for Papers Date:	2006-01-06

Critical Planning, the Journal of the UCLA Department of Urban Planning, aims to
provide in-depth, innovative and critical analysis of topics pertaining to the
planning field. Volume 13, “The Privatization of the City,” explores the wide
range of issues involving the growing participation of the private sector in
urban affairs.

A century ago, faced with crises in health, sanitation and infrastructure, a
great battle waged between public and private forces to mitigate the impacts of
the industrial city. While the public sector expanded its role in the provision
city services and regulation of urban space, private forces have also remained,
latently exerting their influence. Over the past two decades, with limited
economic resources and within a political climate less hospitable to public
management, cities have increasingly turned to the private sector to provide
subsidized housing, water, sewer and transportation infrastructure, and many
core social services. The “public” spaces of the city are increasingly privately
financed, built and owned and, especially in Southern California, private
communities (gated communities, condominiums, homeowners associations) have
become the norm for new housing. Indeed, even planning is now largely a private
enterprise – the domain of the consultant. A century later, the great battle
between public and private is once again being re-enacted. And the outcome is
far from certain.

Volume 13 invites contributions that speak to both the positive and negative
impacts of privatization on cities today. While cutting to deeply held positions
about the role of the state in society, this volume of Critical Planning aims to
assemble a robust collection of articles on both sides in order to critically
examine this understudied phenomenon. With its wide reach, privatization touches
upon virtually all of the fields of planning – environmental regulation,
transportation, housing and economic development, urban design and the built
environment, international development and social welfare. Critical Planning
also welcomes submissions from other disciplines. Articles may use any method –
cases or comparative, historical or contemporary, qualitative or quantitative.

As a peer-reviewed publication, Critical Planning welcomes original, high
quality submissions. The Review Board for Volume 13 will bring together UCLA
graduate students and leading academics & practitioners whose work speaks
directly to the privatization of the city.

Feature article submissions should not exceed 6,000 words. Shorter articles,
such as research briefs or student research notes, should not exceed 1,000
words. All submissions should be written according to the standards of the
Chicago Manual of Style, 15th Edition. Footnotes should be placed at the end of
the document. Please double-space all parts of the manuscript and leave one-inch
margins on all sides. Tables and images should be separated from the text.
Images should be provided in .TIF format, not exceeding a width of 5 inches and
a resolution of 600 dpi (a width of 3000 pixels). Include a cover sheet with the
title of the article, the author's name, phone number, email address and a
two-sentence biographical statement.

Manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate to:
Critical Planning
C/O Gregory D. Morrow, Editor
UCLA Department of Urban Planning
School of Public Affairs
3250 Public Policy Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
critplan at ucla.edu
The deadline for submission is January 6, 2006.
	Gregory D. Morrow
UCLA School of Public Affairs
Department of Urban Planning
gmorrow [at] ucla [dot] edu
Email: gmorrow at ucla.edu

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