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Announcing: The Edward W. Soja Prize for Critical Thinking in Urban
and Regional Research

Note: deadline for Critical Planning submissions extended to *Dec. 31st, 2007*

Critical Planning, the UCLA Journal of Urban Planning, proudly
announces the Edward W. Soja Prize for Critical Thinking in Urban and
Regional Research. For the inaugural year, a cash prize of $1,000 will
be given to the best article published in volume 15 of summer 2008.
The prize is named after Edward W. Soja. It celebrates the lifetime
achievements of this critical thinker whose work continues to open
insightful new research directions for the theoretical and practical
understanding of contemporary cities and regions. The awarded article
will exemplify the seminal contribution that such visions make to
scholarly research. For the prize we will consider all articles
selected through the Critical Planning double-blind peer review — the
journal's managing editor will chair a juried selection process. We
welcome submissions related to urban and regional planning and all
cognate disciplines from persons residing in any country. Preference
will be given to authors speaking to critical issues outside the
research agendas of traditional funding agencies and institutional
donors. All other standards for publication in the Critical Planning
journal apply. For additional details, please refer to the call for
submissions to vol. 15 below. Please note: the deadline for
submissions has been extended to December 31, 2007.

Volume 15, Summer 2008

Critical Planning
UCLA Journal of Urban Planning

In honor of our 15th anniversary, this year's volume of Critical
Planning is devoted to identifying and highlighting the most current
critical approaches to urban theory, research and practice. We seek
submissions that 1) address the challenges confronting the present and
future of cities and regions in the U.S. and around the world and, 2)
display an original and critical perspective on recent theoretical
developments, policies and practices. We invite submissions from all
disciplines as well as the use of various methodologies. We encourage
cross-disciplinary, multi-scalar and mixed-method approaches.

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. 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 five inches and a resolution of 600 dpi (a width of 3000 pixels).
Include a cover sheet with the article's title; the author's name,
phone number, email address; and a two-sentence biographical
statement. Please do not put identifying information (name or
affiliation) anywhere but the cover sheet. Submissions will be
accepted on a rolling basis. Feel free to contact us by email to
discuss your ideas.

Manuscripts should be submitted by 5pm on December 31, 2007 as .doc
attachments via email to: critplan at ucla.edu and two hardcopies
(postmarked by Dec. 31) should be mailed to:

Critical Planning
C/O Ava Bromberg, Managing Editor
UCLA Department of Urban Planning
School of Public Affairs
3250 Public Policy Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656
Email: critplan at ucla.edu
Website: http://www.spa.ucla.edu/critplan/

For pdf version of call please see our website.

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