Cities publishes articles on many aspects of urban planning and policy. It distinguishes itself by providing an international and interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of ideas and information among urban planners, policy makers and analysts, and urbanists from all disciplines. The primary aims of the journal are to analyze and assess past and present urban development and management as a reflection of effective, ineffective and non-existent planning policies; and the promotion of the implementation of appropriate urban policies in both the developed and the developing world. Topics covered include: urban adaptation to climate change; gentrification and housing; homelessness and welfare services; urban management; public-private sector cooperation; development and planning problems; urban regeneration; neighborhood conservation and urban design; immigration and international labor migration; urban politics; urban theory; urban governance; smart cities and regions; infrastructure; livability and quality of life; greening; and the complexities of creating sustainable cities.

Published by Elsevier.


Title Type Author(s) Year
Cities as organisms: Urban metabolism of the four main Danish cities Journal Article Lanau et al. 2021
Benchmarking urban eco-efficiency and urbanites' perception Journal Article Gudipudia et al. 2018
Conceptualising slum in an urban African context Journal Article Smit et al. 2017
Connecting land-use and water planning: Prospects for an urban water metabolism approach Journal Article Serrao-Neumann et al. 2017
Urban metabolism: A review with reference to Cape Town Journal Article Currie et al. 2017