Submission deadline for Critical Planning Volume 25: Social Justice and Planning has been extended to 11:59 PM PDT on June 15, 2018

*The submission deadline for Critical Planning Volume 25: Social Justice
and Planning has been extended to 11:59 PM PDT on June 15, 2018. Please
contact us at <> with any questions.*

Thank you,

The *CPJ *Editorial Team

*Volume 25: Social Justice and Planning*

The guiding theme of Volume 25 is “Social Justice and Planning.” For its
25th volume, *Critical Planning* invites critical research papers, book
reviews, essays, literary journalism projects, poetry, and artistic
projects addressing challenges and opportunities for social justice,
equity, and opportunity both in the United States and internationally.  How
do social inequity, oppression, power, and privilege create an array of
complex social problems? How are the rights, needs, and desires of certain
groups prioritized over others? How have inequalities embedded into
government and society been translated into both quantifiable outcomes and
people’s lived experiences? How are communities and governments
systemically, institutionally, and structurally addressing these issues?

We encourage submissions that focus on race, ethnicity, class, and gender
as well as those with a focus on older adults, children, the disabled,
and/or LGBTQ+ populations. We also welcome submissions that focus on issues
of geographic, environmental, and temporal equity.

Potential topics for submission include:

– How underrepresented and disempowered groups have been
excluded from mainstream/government/state planning and other governance

– Insurgent spatial practices of non-state peoples;

– How the costs and benefits of governance mechanisms have been
unequally distributed among groups and communities;

– Policies and programs that address the needs of underserved

– Effective strategies to improve the condition of marginalized
populations and neighborhoods;

– Public, private, and nonprofit systems and institutions that
promote or suppress justice;

– Political action, public engagement, and activism and

– Impacts of globalization, neoliberalism, deindustrialization,
privatization, and technology on social justice;

– The development of social capital in diverse urban, rural,
and regional areas; and

– Social movements of grassroots as a form of resistance to
class, racial, gender, and/or sexuality-based inequalities.

*Style/Length:* Instructions regarding submission length and other issues
can be located at

*Deadline: *Submissions will be accepted on a rolling basis, and we highly
encourage early submissions. Feel free to contact us by email at to discuss your ideas. Manuscripts should be submitted by
11:59pm PST on *May 31, 2018*.

*About the Journal*

*Critical Planning*, the peer-reviewed graduate student-run journal of the
UCLA Urban Planning Department, began in 1993 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. As
cities and planning have continued to evolve, so has the journal.

The core mission of *Critical Planning* is to promote criticality and
social justice. We are committed to achieving this through:

?       *Advancing imaginative, nontraditional analyses and interpretations
of contemporary issues.*

?       *Encouraging scholars and practitioners to remain self-reflexive
and critical of the status quo.*

?       *Seeking out works that elevate the voices of the underrepresented
and explore new methods of empowering communities.*

?       *Connecting different groups and individuals to the larger global
movement for social justice.*

In pursuit of these ends, *Critical Planning* seeks out new forms of
knowledge and modes of representation. The journal is thus not only a space
for planning scholars and practitioners, but also activists, artists,
organizers, and others who take “the city,” however defined, as their
object of inquiry.

We believe that in order to improve cities–to make them more livable,
environmentally sustainable, and equitable–we must first create a forum
for all voices to contribute their perspective and way of knowing. Through
a variety of publication formats, including photo essays, fictional
narratives, visual art, op-eds, as well as original academic research, we
hope to depart from the traditional hierarchy of academic journals and
collapse the divide between the University and the public.

Critical Planning
UCLA Department of Urban Planning
Luskin School of Public Affairs
3250 Public Affairs Building
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1656

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