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Urban Affairs Review

Urban Affairs Review (UAR) has been a leading scholarly journal focused on urban politics, policy, and governance for over fifty years. UAR is a peer-reviewed, bi-monthly journal focused on questions of politics, governance, and public policy specifically as they relate to cities and/or their regions. UAR publishes a range of formats that utilize empirical and comparative research from different scholarly disciplines and methodological perspectives. In addition to the rigorous peer-reviewed work published in the journal, UAR hosts and publishes a public-facing blog and a companion podcast, UAR Remixed.


Frequent topics of study include: civic and political engagement; racial and ethnic politics; local and regional institutions; municipal fiscal health; and analyses of urban public policies directed at community development; economic, civic, and environmental sustainability; public education, affordable housing, public transportation, public safety, and physical infrastructure. 


The Urban Affairs Review is affiliated with American Political Science Association’s section on Urban Politics and is co-sponsored by the Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation and the Department of Politics at Drexel University.