New UAA Publishing Opportunity – CFP: Rights to the City Book Series

The series is committed to publishing empirically rigorous, theoretically informed, and practically relevant studies that interrogate processes of urban transformation and the struggles for social justice that they bring about. We invite high-quality proposals that analyze how rights—broadly conceived—are defined, acquired, and sustained by groups, and the institutions that represent them in the city. The editors are particularly interested in books that examine how cities and city-regions can be shaped to yield equitable and sustainable rights, learn from each other, and contribute to enhancing such rights on local, national, and global stages. The series is global in focus. We encourage proposals that push disciplinary boundaries and utilize a variety of methodological approaches to engage the series’ six main themes:

  • governance and policy: the policies, structures, and decision-making processes that shape cities and impact the rights of urban inhabitants;
  • equity, diversity, inclusion: the challenges and opportunities in creating inclusive cities and validating alternative modalities and conceptualizations of urban life;
  • global (in)equalities: the social, spatial, and political manifestations of global inequalities and their impact on urban rights;
  • activism and urban potentialities: the transformative potential of grassroots activism and social movements to shape urban spaces and claim the right to alternative urban futures;
  • sustainability, resilience and adaptation: the relationships between environmental sustainability, resilience, and the rights of urban inhabitants confronted with climate change and other ecological pressures;
  • comparative urbanism: examining urban rights across different geographical and scalar contexts, allowing for cross-pollination of ideas and practices.

The Rights to the City series aims to appeal to a wide readership, including scholars, teachers, practitioners, activists, students, and general audiences. We are committed to providing an author-friendly publication experience that emphasizes timely and robust peer review and offers support to enhance the visibility and impact of work featured in the series. We look forward to hearing from authors interested in advancing our understanding of the social, spatial, and political dynamics of urban society and critically promoting more equitable and inclusive urban futures.

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