Journal of Urban Management

Journal of Urban Management

  • Volume 1
  • Issue 4
  • ISSN 2226-5856
  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.587
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.68
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Editor-in-chief: Lai

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The year of 2007 marked a special moment. More than half of the world population now lives in cities globally. In China, rapid urbanization has taken place since the economic reform in 1978. Managing urban complexity effectively will thus be one of the most challenging tasks faced by human beings for the 21st century. Based on the presumption that cities are complex systems and that plans for urban development alone cannot deal sufficiently with the deteriorated urban environment and the related issues that are derived from rapid urbanization, the Journal of Urban Management (JUM) has its two-fold aims set to integrate the studies across fields in urban planning and management, as well as to provide a more holistic perspective on problem solving.

1) Explore innovative management skills for taming thorny problems that arise with global urbanization
2) Provide a platform to deal with urban affairs whose solutions must be looked at from an interdisciplinary perspective.

We are particularly interested in theoretical work and applications that are targeted at urban management worldwide, including developing and developed countries. The term urban management is defined broadly here to cover studies and research in planning, administering, regulating, and governing (PARG) urban complexity. The urban phenomena that are of interest cut across ecological, physical, economic, political, and social settings, with a belief that these settings interact with each other and should be treated as a whole. The JUM publishes four issues per year and we accept manuscripts throughout the year.

Topics published in the JUM include, but are not limited to:

A. General

Managing Global Urbanization, Urban Management and Society, Local Government Management, Participatory Urban Management, Other

B. Complexity

Cities and Complexity, Urban Complexity Theory, Urban Morphology, Social Physics, Social Network, Other

C. Planning

Cities and Plans, Urban Development, Land Development, Planning Theory, Planning Analysis, Urban and Regional Spatial Change, Urban Modeling, Urban Economics, Quantitative Methods, Other

D. Administration

Cities and Administration, Policy Analysis, Organizational Theory, Decision Theory, Leadership, Other

E. Regulations

Cities and Regulations, Regulatory System, Economic Analysis of Laws, Economic Analysis of Property Rights, Institutional Economics, Other

F. Governance

Cities and Governance, Political Institutions, Positive Political Theory, Urban Politics, Public Goods Economics, Collective Choices, Collective Actions, Other

G. Applications

Transportation and Land Use Planning, Building and Construction, Urban Design , Landscape Architecture, Housing Policy, Urban Regeneration, Ecological and Environmental Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Real Estate Investment, Disaster Mitigation, Slums, Urban Finance, Urban Crimes, Social Welfare, Educational Policy, Labor Market, Inter-City Migration, Governmental Organization and Administration, Informational City and Technology, E-Government, Climate Change and Energy, Globalization and City Competitiveness, Other

H. Other

Sports, Tourism , Culture, Other Special Topics

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  • SCImago Journal Rank (SJR): 0.587
  • Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP): 1.68
  • Impact Factor:
  • Five Year Impact Factor:
  • ISSN: 2226-5856
  • Issues: 4
  • Volume: 1
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10/12021Mar 11, 2021Apr 30, 2021
10/22021Jun 16, 2021Jun 25, 2021
10/32021Sep 08, 2021
10/42021Dec 10, 2021
11/12022Mar 11, 2022
11/22022Jun 16, 2022
11/32022Sep 08, 2022
11/42022Dec 12, 2022