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Urbanisation Journal

In 2015–16, IIHS launched a new interdisciplinary journal, Urbanisation, published by SAGE Publications. Urbanisation aims to publish comparative as well as collaborative interdisciplinary scholarship that will illuminate the global urban condition beginning with a firm footprint in the Global South. A platform that brings together interdisciplinary scholarship on the urban, it is equally interested in critical and reflexive discussions on diverse forms and sectors of urban practice. It seeks to do so not only to inform urban theory, policy and practice but also to enable the construction of diverse forms of knowledge and knowledge production needed to enable us to understand contemporary urban life. The aims of Urbanisation are:

 

 

  • To generate, aggregate, and engage in debates and reflections on a wide range of processes and structures that shape urban life;
  • To publish comparative as well as collaborative scholarship that will illuminate the global urban condition beginning with a firm footprint in the Global South;
  • To provide a platform that brings together and puts into conversation interdisciplinary scholarship on the urban;
  • To provide a platform that allows critical and reflexive discussion from and on diverse forms and sectors of urban practice;
  • To value diverse forms of knowledge and knowledge production, particularly those that bridge the theory-practice divides as well as disciplinary and methodological boundaries; and
  • To both learn from and inform urban policy and practice across a range of domains and sectors.

 

 

The Editor of Urbanisation is the Director of IIHS, Aromar Revi, and the journal is overseen by a four-member Editorial Board that includes the Editor and three other international practitioners, academics, and researchers (OP Mathur, David Satterthwaite, and Rahul Mehrotra). The journal also has a global Advisory Committee which comprises of academics and practitioners from across the world. The Committee’s composition reflects IIHS’ footprint in the Global South, disciplinary breadth as well as its commitment to engage with practice and policymaking. It is managed by an Editorial Collective based at IIHS. The Collective is composed of seven members: five Faculty at IIHS and two external members. They are supported by the IIHS Word Lab, composed of senior editors and copy editors. Urbanisation is a bi-annual journal, with issues coming out in May and November.