2013 New Urban Research Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be unpublished original work and must be written in English. The following instructions will facilitate the work of the reviewers and will guarantee procedural fairness.


The subject line of the email should be the title of the paper. The submission e-mail shall have two (2) PDF attachments. The body of the e-mail should also include the author’s name, e-mail address, phone number, and brief bio for the CNU speaker database (not to exceed 100 words). Illustrations incorporated into the text in are strongly preferred, however they can be sent as additional attachments with the email so long as they do not exceed a total of 5MB.

Submission Details

  1. The first PDF file shall contain the author’s name(s) and address, the title and/or subtitle of the paper (BOLD), a current e-mail address, and the author’s phone number. This file will be used by the Congress for the New Urbanism for pure administrative purposes.
  2. The second file shall contain the title and/or subtitle of the paper (BOLD), an introductory abstract of no more than 100 words (must appear at the front page), and a text/graphic submission not to exceed 2400 words or 15 pages –whichever is less. The inclusion of the author’s name(s) anywhere in the context of this file will be enough cause for disqualification. All papers will be reviewed by, at least, two (2) members of a distinguished panel of professionals and scholars. All authors are entitled to receive copies of their reviewer comments.

Email your paper to callforpapers@cnu.org

This year, CNU is targeting the notion of “Tactical Urbanism." The intention is to deliver a summary of academic investigations exploring the appropriation of cities, the current change in the culture of planning, and the intrusions caused by projects with small life spans. Any research that is focused on New Urbanist practices is welcome to be submitted, although highest priority will be given to the following topics: art in public spaces, urban repair, temporary interventions, land use fluctuations and utilization cycles, guerrilla urbanism and squatting, homelessness, ethnic sub-cultures, economic reform, land use re-interpretations, creative/temporary development proposals, new lifestyles, lack or excess of security, urban abandonment/shrinkage, aesthetic value of time, urban design theories or methodologies, and creative means of urban transportation.

Final selection will be based on the paper’s depth of content, demonstration of methodological rigor, contribution and advancement to the topic of the year, and overall significance to the practice of New Urbanism. All selected authors are expected to present their papers at CNU 21 in Salt Lake City, May 29- June 1, 2013.

Accepted papers and abstracts will first be published on the CNU website and the authors will be required to complete copyright transfer forms. Should other publishers be interested in the selected papers, authors must secure copyrights from the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Email Submissions to callforpapers@cnu.org.

Please send any questions to Heather Smith.

DEADLINE: December 20, 2012 at 5:00pm CST