Urban Affairs Review

Urban Affairs Review is a peer-reviewed, bi-monthly journal focused on questions of politics, governance, and public policy specifically as they relate to cities and/or their regions. Submissions of empirical and comparative research from different scholarly disciplines and methodological perspectives are encouraged. This journal is a member of the Committee on Publication Ethics (COPE).

Potential topics include: civic and political engagement; racial and ethnic politics; local and regional institutions; municipal fiscal health; and analyses of urban public policies directed at community development; economic, civic, and environmental sustainability; public education, affordable housing, public transportation, public safety, and physical infrastructure.

Editorial Board

Phil Ashton University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Peter Burns Soka University of America, USA
Jered B. Carr University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Joshua Drucker University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Yue Zhang University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Forum Editor
Jered B. Carr University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Assistant Managing Editor
Elizabeth Motyka University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
Editorial Board
Katrin Anacker George Mason University, USA
Claudia Avellaneda Indiana University, USA
Andrea Benjamin The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA
Kenneth Bickers University of Colorado-Boulder, USA
Colleen Casey University of Texas at Arlington, USA
Stefanie Chambers Trinity College, USA
Els de Graauw Baruch College – CUNY, USA
Richardson Dilworth Drexel University, USA
Nuno Ferreira da Cruz London School of Economics, UK
Michael Javen Fortner Director of Urban Studies, CUNY School of Professional Studies, USA
Mirya Holman Tulane University, USA
Janet Kelly University of Louisville, USA
Vladimir Kogan The Ohio State University, USA
Timothy B. Krebs University of New Mexico, USA
J. Celeste Lay Tulane University, USA
Anders Lidström Umeå University, Sweden
Zhilin Liu Tsinghua University, China
Joanna Lucio Arizona State University, USA
Steve McGovern Haverford College, USA
John Mollenkopf City University of New York, USA
Deirdre Pfeiffer Arizona State University, USA
Bo Qin Professor and Chair, Department of Urban Planning and Management, School of Public Administration and Policy, Renmin University of China, Beijing, China
Peter Rosenblatt Loyola University Chicago, USA
Susan Saegert CUNY Graduate Center, USA
Paru Shah University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, USA
Ellen Shiau California State University, Los Angeles, USA
Costas Spirou Georgia College & State University, USA
Kristof Steyvers Ghent University, Belgium
Gerry Stoker University of Southampton, UK
Clarence N. Stone George Washington University, USA
Pawel Swianiewicz University of Warsaw, Poland
Matthew Thomas California State University, Chico, USA
Jessica Trounstine University of California, Merced, USA
Floris Vermeulen University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Mildred E. Warner Cornell University, USA
Rachel Nicole Weber University of Illinois at Chicago, USA

UAR is grateful for the support provided by UIC’s College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs (, and its Department of Public Administration (