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Urban Studies & Planning: Journal List

Recommended resources for doing research in urban studies and planning

About this list

This is a selective list of urban studies & planning-related journal titles, intended to give you an easy way to browse titles of possible interest.  Use UC Library Search to find date coverage and ways to access the journal. 

If you find a title that looks relevant to your research, be sure to look at the subject headings in the catalog record.  Subject headings give you an idea of the primary focus of the journal, and clicking on a subject heading will find additional titles that share that focus.

 

Journals by title

  • Administration & Society
  • Advances in Art & Urban Futures
  • Advocacy: a Community Planning Voice
  • Ambio
  • American Behavioral Scientist
  • American City & County
  • American Journal of Community Psychology *
  • American Journal of Economics & Sociology
  • American Journal of Sociology
  • American Sociological Review
  • Annals of Regional Science
  • Annals of Regional Science
  • American Review of Public Administration
  • Annals of the American Academy of Political & Social Science
  • Annals of the Association of American Geographers
  • Antipode
  • Applied Geography
  • Architectural Digest
  • Architectural Heritage
  • Architectural Review
  • Atmospheric Environment
  • Australian Planner
  • Behavior & Social Issues *
  • Berkeley Planning Journal
  • Brookings-Wharton Papers on Urban Affairs
  • Brown Journal of World Affairs
  • Built Environment *
  • Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice
  • Canadian Journal of Urban Research *
  • Cités
  • Cities *
  • City
  • City & Community *
  • City & Society
  • City Journal
  • City Limits
  • Civil Engineering
  • Community Development Journal *
  • Community Pharmacy
  • Computers & Urban Society
  • Computers, Environment & Urban Systems
  • Construction Management & Economics *
  • Corporate Social-Responsibility and Environmental Management
  • Crime & Delinquency
  • Criminal Justice & Behavior
  • Criminology
  • DEARQ: Revista de Arquitectura de la Universidad de los Andes *
  • Deutsche Zeitschrift für Kommunalwissenschaften
  • Development Southern Africa
  • Deviant Behavior
  • Disclosure
  • DISP
  • EcoAméricas
  • Ecological Economics *
  • Ecological Engineering
  • Ecology Law Quarterly
  • Economic Development Quarterly: The Journal of American Economic Revitalization *
  • Education and Urban Society *
  • Energy & Buildings *
  • Environment
  • Environment & Behavior *
  • Environment & Planning A *
  • Environment & Planning B: Planning & Design *
  • Environment & Planning C: Government & Policy *
  • Environment & Planning D: Society & Space *
  • Environment and Urbanization *
  • Environmental Conservation
  • Environmental Impact Assessment Review
  • Environmental Monitoring & Assessment *
  • Environmental Pollution *
  • Environmentalist
  • Environnement urbain  = Urban environment
  • Estudios demográficos y urbanos
  • Ethics, Place & Environment
  • EURE
  • European Journal of Housing Policy
  • European Journal of Spatial Development
  • European Planning Studies *
  • European Urban and Regional Studies *
  • Evaluation Review
  • Family Economics and Nutrition Review
  • Fordham Urban Law Journal
  • Geographical Analysis
  • German Journal of Urban Studies
  • Global Environmental Politics
  • Growth & Change
  • Habitat International *
  • Harvard Environmental Law Review
  • Homicide Studies
  • Housing Policy Debate *
  • Housing Studies *
  • Housing, Theory, and Society
  • Howard Journal of Criminal Justice
  • Human Organization
  • IDPR. International Development Planning Review
  • Interior Design
  • International Journal of Geographical Information Science
  • International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology
  • International Journal of Public Administration
  • International Journal of Urban & Regional Research *
  • International Journal of Urban Sciences
  • International Migration Review
  • International Regional Science Review 
  • ITE Journal
  • Journal of Advanced Transportation
  • Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research
  • Journal of Architectural & Planning Research *
  • Journal of Architecture
  • Journal of Black Studies
  • Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology
  • Journal of Community Informatics
  • Journal of Contemporary Criminal Justice
  • Journal of Contemporary Ethnography
  • Journal of Developing Areas
  • Journal of Developing Areas
  • Journal of Development Studies
  • Journal of Environmental Law
  • Journal of Environmental Planning & Management *
  • Journal of Environmental Psychology
  • Journal of Environmental Systems
  • Journal of Housing
  • Journal of Housing and Community Development

Please note:

Most e-journals are restricted to current UCSD faculty, staff and students. To access these resources from an off-campus computer, please refer to the instructions for remote access.

* Titles in this list followed by an asterisk are core or priority journals in Urban Studies Abstracts.  Many of these are the journals with highest impact factors in urban studies, which is a widely accepted indicator of the most important journals in a given field of study. More information on impact factors can be found in ISI Journal Citation Reports.

Journals by title

  • Journal of Housing and the Built Environment
  • Journal of Housing Economics
  • Journal of Housing Research
  • Journal of Interpersonal Violence *
  • Journal of Planning Education and Research *
  • Journal of Planning History 
  • Journal of Planning Literature *
  • Journal of Policy Analysis & Management
  • Journal of Property Management
  • Journal of Property Research
  • Journal of Public Economics
  • Journal of Real Estate Finance & Economics
  • Journal of Real Estate Research
  • Journal of Regional Science *
  • Journal of Research in Crime & Delinquency *
  • Journal of Social Distress & the Homeless
  • Journal of Social Issues
  • Journal of the American Medical Association
  • Journal of the American Planning Association
  • Journal of Transport and Land Use
  • Journal of Transport Economics & Policy
  • Journal of Urban Affairs *
  • Journal of Urban Design *
  • Journal of Urban Economics
  • Journal of Urban Health
  • Journal of Urban History *
  • Journal of Urban Planning and Development
  • Journal of Urban Technology *
  • Journal of Urbanism
  • Land Economics
  • Land Use Policy
  • Landscape & Urban Planning *
  • Law & Society Review
  • Leisure Sciences
  • Local economy
  • Macramè
  • Media psychology
  • Mobilities
  • Nation
  • National Civic Review
  • Natural Resources Journal
  • Organization & Environment
  • Paisajismo : Revista de arquitectura del aisaje, espacios exteriores urbanos y áreas verdes
  • Papers in Regional Science
  • Parks & Recreation
  • Places
  • Planning *
  • Planning Perspectives
  • Planning Theory 
  • Planning Theory & Practice
  • Policy & Politics
  • Policy & Practice
  • Policy Sciences
  • Policy Studies Journal
  • Population & Development Review
  • Population & Environment
  • Positions
  • Prison Journal
  • Professional Geographer
  • Progress in Human Geography
  • Public Administration
  • Public Administration Review
  • Public Budgeting & Finance
  • Public Choice
  • Public Finance Review
  • Public Interest
  • Public Management
  • Public Works Management & Policy
  • Publius
  • Race & Class *
  • Real estate economics : journal of the American Real Estate and Urban Economics Association
  • Regeneration & Renewal
  • Regional Science & Urban Economics *
  • Regional Studies *
  • Research Works
  • Review of Black Political Economy
  • Review of Urban & Regional Development Studies *
  • Revista de urbanismo
  • Rural Sociology
  • RURDS. Review of Urban and Regional Development Studies
  • Rutgers Journal of Law & Urban Policy
  • Sage Urban Studies Abstracts
  • Social Forces
  • Social Indicators Research
  • Social Problems
  • Social Science Quarterly
  • Society
  • Socio-Economic Planning Sciences
  • State & Local Government Review
  • Sustainable Cities and Society
  • Town Planning Review
  • Transport Policy
  • Transport Reviews
  • Transportation
  • Transportation Planning and Technology
  • Transportation Quarterly
  • Transportation Research Part A: Policy & Practice *
  • Transportation Research: Part B, Methodological *
  • Transportation Research: Part C, Emerging Technologies *
  • Urban Affairs Review *
  • Urban Anthropology & Studies of Cultural Systems & World Economic Development *
  • Urban Climate
  • Urban Ecosystems
  • Urban Education *
  • Urban Forestry & Urban Greening
  • Urban Forum *
  • Urban Geography *
  • Urban Habitats
  • Urban History Review / Revue d'histoire urbaine *
  • Urban Lawyer
  • Urban Policy and Research
  • Urban Research & Practice
  • Urban Review
  • Urban Studies *
  • Urban Studies Research
  • Urban Water Journal
  • Violence Against Women *
  • Washington University Journal of Law and Policy