Urban Planning Professor Randy Crane has been selected as the Editor of the Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA). The journal will be housed at UCLA for five years beginning October 1, 2010. As the flagship scholarly journal in urban studies it is the principal gatekeeper for advancing theoretical and empirical work in planning. For more than 70 years, the quarterly journal has published research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, policy makers, scholars, students, and citizens of urban, suburban, and rural areas. With a subscriber base of nearly 10,000, JAPA which publishes only peer-reviewed, original research and analysis is the primary research outlet of the American Planning Association.