Critical Planning Journal Issues Call for Submissions
The Urban Planning student run journal Critical Planning is seeking a short journal submission reflecting on the 20 year anniversary of the citywide riots that broke out in Los Angeles. Increasingly known as the Justice Riots in academia, the unrest unfolding at the end of April 1992 followed the acquittal of police officers in the beating of Rodney King. The riots signaled a boiling point with regard to increasing inequality among city residents. In line with this year’s theme of militaristic urbanism, Critical Planning would like to include a short piece addressing the impact (or lack thereof) of the riots 20 years later on issues of inequality, policing, justice, surveillance, or other elements relevant to our theme. We are open to a variety of ideas for a submission, including an opinion essay, interview, neighborhood analysis, artistic submission, or photo essay. The submission could set a research or policy agenda based on the 20 years since the riots, or address the potential for current or future inequality-based unrest. Or it could be a reflectional piece on Los Angeles itself or the individual communities affected by the riots. Please visit our website for more information on our theme Militaristic Urbanism. http://www.spa.ucla.edu/critplan/call.htm Submissions should be 2-5 pages in length. If accepted for publication, the editorial board will work with the creator for revisions. Please submit pieces for consideration by Monday April 9, 2012 by e-mailing Critical Planning at firstname.lastname@example.org.