Academic journals: Journal of Urban Regeneration & Renewal

Journal Summary: The Journal of Urban Regeneration and Renewal is concerned with physical, economic and social regeneration of urban communities. It publishes in-depth articles and real world case studies on the latest strategy, policy making and current and best practice in the field. Articles are written by and for urban regeneration professionals analysing current and best practice in the planning, consultation, funding, delivery and long-term management of regeneration programmes, as well as the latest policy making, developments and research in the field.

Publisher: Henry Stewart Publications

Website: https://www.henrystewartpublications.com/jurr

Access: Subscription

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Academic journals: Journal of Urban Design

Journal Summary: The Journal of Urban Design advances theory, research and practice in urban design. There is a growing recognition of the need for urban design in shaping, managing and improving the quality of the urban environment. It is now considered one of the core knowledge components of planning and architectural education and practice. Thus, increasing numbers of architects, planners, surveyors, landscape architects and other professions concerned with the quality of urban development are specialising in urban design.
The Journal of Urban Design provides a forum to bring together those contributing to this re-emerging discipline and enables researchers, scholars, practitioners and students to explore its many dimensions. The Journal publishes original articles in specialised areas such as urban aesthetics and townscape; urban structure and form; sustainable development; urban history, preservation and conservation; urban regeneration; local and regional identity; design control and guidance; property development; practice and implementation.

Publisher: Routledge

Website: https://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cjud20/current

Access: Subscription; some open access

Journal Type: Academic peer reviewed

Academic journals: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space

Journal summary: Environment and Planning E: Nature and Space was launched in 2018. It is an interdisciplinary journal of nature-society scholarship. International in scope, the journal considers theoretically robust, empirically rich research from an array of fields including political ecology, environmental justice, science and technology studies, conservation and the environmental humanities. The journal aims to push the ways we understand the uneven, dynamic, and often unjust intersections of nature and space with particular interest in their societal, political, and economic dimensions.

Publisher: Sage

Website: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/ene#

Access: Subscription; will publish some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space

Journal summary: Environment and Planning C: Politics and Space is an international journal of critical, heterodox, and interdisciplinary research into the relations between the political and the spatial. It advances debates on the spatialization of politics and the politicization of spatial relations. The journal includes original contributions that integrate empirical and theoretical analyses to engage, advance, challenge, and reframe debates about the political.
Politics and Space values a wide range of critical and radical perspectives and encourages new theorizations, novel methodologies, and decentring ontologies. It encourages research that engages marginalized and oppressed standpoints and critically engages hegemonic forms of power. The journal aims to push the boundaries and potential of research on the political and the spatial by exploring questions including: What is the status of the political in such research? How does thinking politics spatially help us understand pressing contemporary concerns in the world? And how can or should researchers act politically through their scholarship? The substantive scope of Politics and Space extends from urban politics to the politics of international institutions; from political economies of development and empire to political geographies of mobilities and identities; from geopolitics to the governance of environmental crises; and from the spatialities of states and sovereign power to the geographies of social justice.

Publisher: Sage

Website: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/epc

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Academic journals: Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space

Journal summary: Environment and Planning A: Economy and Space is a pluralist and heterodox journal of economic research, principally concerned with questions of urban and regional restructuring, globalization, inequality, and uneven development. International in outlook and interdisciplinary in spirit, the journal is positioned at the forefront of theoretical and methodological innovation, welcoming substantive and empirical contributions that probe and problematize significant issues of economic, social, and political concern, especially where these advance new approaches. The horizons of Economy and Space are wide, but themes of recurrent concern for the journal include: global production and consumption networks; urban policy and politics; race, gender, and class; economies of technology, information and knowledge; money, banking, and finance; migration and mobility; resource production and distribution; and land, housing, labour, and commodity markets. To these ends, Economy and Space values a diverse array of theories, methods, and approaches, especially where these engage with research traditions, evolving debates, and new directions in urban and regional studies, in human geography, and in allied fields such as socioeconomics and the various traditions of political economy.

Publisher: Sage

Website: http://journals.sagepub.com/home/epn

Access: Subscription; some open-access articles

Journal type: Academic peer-reviewed

Research seminar: “Basically we’re stuffed – the heritage sector in decline?”

The next UCS heritage research seminar takes place on Wednesday 20th November (4.30pm), Bob Kindred, Director of Bob Kindred Heritage Consultants and former Conservation and Urban Design Manager for Ipswich, will be talking.

Bob has extensive front-line heritage management experience in the sector of over 32 years standing. Awarded the MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours in 1999 for services to historic building conservation. When in the public sector he was Borough Conservation Officer (1987-2007) and Conservation & Urban Design Operational Manager for Ipswich Borough Council 2007-2012. He is now in private practice. He is a Council member of the Institute of Historic Building Conservation and sits on the IHBC’s Policy and Education Committees. Since 2005 he has been Special Heritage Advisor to the House of Commons Culture Media and Sport Committee, during which time he has advised on four major heritage Inquiries and has been involved in a number of other heritage Commissions and Inquiries.

If you’d like to attend, please register with Julie Barber by email.

Bob’s seminar is provocatively entitled: “Basically we’re stuffed – the heritage sector in decline.”

Abstract: Although there was probably never a golden era for building conservation, the precipitous decline in the public face of the sector has been stark in the last two decades. Bob Kindred looks at a momentous period for historic buildings and areas; the roles of some of the key players; the impact on resources; the serious hemorrhaging of professional expertise; the effects of recent and proposed changes to the heritage protection system, and the proposed splitting up of English Heritage.