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Print Publication

Deadline: January 5, 2018
Submit to: agora.editing@gmail.com

submissions

  • Submission types:
    • Long-Form - Investigations into topics including urbanism, design, planning, and policy (approximately 3,000 - 5,000 words).
    • Short-Form - Personal reflections and essays on cities and urban issues (approximately 750 – 2,500 words).
    • Spatial Analysis - Examination of issues through mapping of spatial components with accompanying text.
    • Photojournalism - A series of photos and text that form a narrative about cities or planning.
    • Infographic - A series of graphic representations of information that explore urban issues.
    • Design - Visual explorations of the built environment considered at an urban scale that incorporate planning concepts.

 

  • Tips for Submission
    • All pieces should have a strong, well-researched and developed argument and narrative.
    • Pieces should contribute to the field of planning. 
    • Pieces should include your perspective, but have an academic tone. 
    • The inclusion of original Images is encouraged.

 

  • Cover page must include: 
        1. Contributor(s) - including group members
        2. Contact unique name (email address)
        3. Contact UM ID#
        4. Short biographical statement (50 - 75 words)
        5. Phone number
        6. 150 - 250 word abstract

 

  • Document requirements include:
        1. Text submissions must be Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX) and    design submissions must be PDF.
        2. Do not include contributor names in the body of the document.
        3. Citations must be in Chicago Style.
        4. Only endnotes that provide substantive information will be included.
        5. Images must be original content, public domain, or licensed under Creative Commons (at least 300 pixels/inch).

 

  • Naming convention: LASTNAME_title.doc or .docx
  • Email subject: LASTNAME A11 Submission

 

SYMPOSIUM 

The Symposium section aims to promote discussion about an important, timely, and controversial planning issue.  This year's question is "How can we plan cities proactively to mitigate the effects of crises?"  We welcome responses from a variety of perspectives and disciplines. 

Share your response by sending your 1,000 - 1,500 word piece to agora.editing@gmail.com by January 5th, 2018.

  • Submission types:
    • Text: Essays, personal reflections, case studies, policy evaluation, etc. (approximately 1,000 - 1,500 words). 
    • Spatial Analysis - Examination of issues through mapping of spatial components with accompanying text.
    • Photojournalism - A series of photos and text that form a narrative about cities or planning.
    • Infographic - A series of graphic representations of information that explore urban issues.
    • Design - Visual explorations of the built environment considered at an urban scale that incorporate planning concepts.
  • Cover page must include: 
        1. Contributor(s) - including group members
        2. Contact unique name (email address)
        3. Contact UM ID#
        4. Short biographical statement (50 - 75 words)
        5. Phone number
        6. 150 - 250 word abstract

 

  • Document requirements include:
        1. Text submissions must be Microsoft Word (DOC or DOCX) and    design submissions must be PDF.
        2. Do not include contributor names in the body of the document.
        3. Citations must be in Chicago style.
        4. Only endnotes that provide substantive information will be                   included.
        5. images must be original content, public domain, or licensed                 under Creative Commons (at least 300 pixels/inch).

 

  • Naming convention: LASTNAME_title.doc or .docx
  • Email subject: LASTNAME A11 Submission

 

** If selected, contributors will be asked to sign a contract giving Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design the right to use the work for promotional materials such as posters and publish the work online and in the print publication.

Media Licensing 

note to all contributors 

If selected, contributors will be asked to sign a contract giving Agora the right to use their work for promotional materials such as posters, and publish their work online and in the print publication. The contributor is also agreeing to participate in the editing process beginning the week of January 22, 2018.

The editing process includes working with an Agora editor and layout staff member, as well as the urban planning writing instructor to polish your submission for publication.

We have implemented a peer-review process in which accepted submissions will be reviewed by an urban planning faculty member and/or a PhD student at the beginning of the editing process.    

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Digital Space

Deadline: Open call
Submit to: agora.blog.taubman@gmail.com

Blog Posts

  • Approximately 300 - 600 words
  • Identify 2 sentences for excerpt
  • Identify 2-3 keywords for tags
  • Images encouraged
  • Hyperlinks encouraged

 

** If selected, contributors will be asked to sign a contract giving Agora Journal of Urban Planning and Design the right to use the work for promotional materials such as posters and publish the work online and in the print publication.

Media Licensing