Ivani Vassoler-Froelich Discussion

Urbana: Urban Affairs & Public Policy

(ISSN 2151-1896)

Call for Manuscripts

Resilient Cities: A Study of Municipal Public Policy Initiatives Against Climate Change

The editors invite authors to submit manuscripts focusing on the interactions between city governments and their societies to tackle the ecological challenge presented by climate change.

Deadline: May 1st, 2023

         Our editorial team is organizing a dossier focusing on the role of cities in the fight against climate change to be published in the 2023 edition of Urbana-Urban Affairs & Public Policy – a peer-reviewed journal dedicated to urban studies worldwide.

The dossier theme and the research agenda
          As the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change studies have shown over the years, the climate crisis is anthropogenic, putting urban areas, residents, and local governments on the front lines of global environmental struggles. People live, work, study, and play in cities – all requiring natural resource consumption. Any ecological commitments that countries and their national governments will agree upon in connection with the Paris Agreement on Climate Change will find their natural place of action in cities worldwide. Thus,
in the last instance, this editorial project should reveal how resilient cities are – or how they plan to become more resilient – to face the climate crisis; their experiences could serve as a model of best practices for other municipalities worldwide.

Topics: An Exploration

      The Editors welcome manuscripts that explore and elucidate the nature of public policy innovation in environmental protection and understand the politics of climate change. Some of the research questions include (but are not limited to) the following:
• Why are some city governments more successful than others in implementing public policies to mitigate the effects of climate change?
• How can city governments convince politicians and societies to embrace change (in transportation, education, tourism and entertainment, and garbage recycling, among others)to deal with the grave consequences of global warming and erratic weather?
• Are participatory processes (public participation in public policy formation) beneficial to municipal efforts to tackle the environmental crisis?
• How are local governments interacting with society and the business sector to implement environmental policies? How is the public policy decision-making process affected by economic interests?

Deadline: May 1, 2023

Those submissions selected by the Editors will be evaluated by external reviewers (blind, peer-review process) during the Summer/Fall of 2023. The publication date is December 2023.

Before submission, please follow the guidelines for authors here:

Please submit your manuscript (Word attachment) to the Dossier Editors:
Ivani Vassoler at

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and strive for inclusion and diversity in terms of theoretical approaches and research methodologies. The
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Contact Info: 

Professor Ivani Vassoler

Associate Editor

Urbana-Urban Affairs & Public Policy

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