Description, Scope  and Mission

Urbana: Urban Affairs & Public Policy is a peer reviewed, multi-disciplinary open-access scholarly journal focusing on urban issues worldwide, including, but not limited to, urban studies, urban geography, urban planning, city politics, cities and international relations, metropolitan development and literary views of cities.  Foremost, this journal is an academic forum for the presentation and discussion of the ‘urban realm’ and it is is a publication of the Urbana Consortium.

Urbana is published once a year in a digital format. It was originaly a printed journal, from 1994 to 1997.

Editorial Board

Michael A. McAdams (Managing Editor)
Mesilla Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization
Las Cruces, New Mexico, U.S.A.

Ivani Vassoler-Froelich (Editor of the Current Issue)
Politics & International Affairs Department
State University of New York-Fredonia
Fredonia, New York,  U.S.A.

Richard Hartwig
Emeritus Professor
Political Science Department
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, U.S.A.

Nirmal Goswami
Political Science Department
Texas A&M University-Kingsville, U.S.A.

Jeffrey S. Smith
Department of Geography
Kansas State University-Manhattan, KS., U.S.A.

Ardeshir (Ard) Anjomani
College of Architecture, Planning and Public Affairs
The University of Texas at Arlington

Ana María Klein
Educational Studies
Emeritus Professor SUNY Fredonia

Cristina de Araújo Lima
Urban Planning – Design and Environment​
Universidade Federal do Paraná
Curitiba, Parana – Brazil​

Lígia Helena Hahn Lüchmann
Sociology and Political Science​
Universidade Federal de Santa Catarina
Florinanopolis, Santa Catarina – Brazil​

Maria Rosa Doria Ribeiro
History and Education
Faculdades Cantareira
Sao Paulo – Sao Paulo – Brazil
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International Advisory Board
Lidiane Rodrigues
Departamento de Ciências Sociais – DCSo
Universidade Federal de São Carlos
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Regiani Zacarias
Modern Languages – Philosophy, Science and Letters​
Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP)
Assis, Sao Paulo – Brazil​
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Arturo Ojeda de la Cruz
Departamento de Ingeniería Civil y Minas, División de Ingeniería
Universidad  de Sonora
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Thomas Halper
The Department of Political Science
Baruch College, CUNY/ CUNY Graduate Center.
55 Lexington at 24th St
New York, NY 10010
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Open Access Journal Policies
All content of Urbana is available immediately upon publication.
Urbana allows readers to read, download, copy, distribute, print and link to the full text of its articles
There are no article processing charges and no submission charges
Urbana will allow authors to retain publishing rights without restrictions