Journal of Urban Management




The year of 2007 marked a special moment. More than half of the world population now lives in cities globally.  In Mainland China, rapid urbanization has taken place since the economic reform in 1978.  Managing urban complexity effectively will thus be one of the most challenging tasks faced by human beings for the 21st century.  Based on the presumption that cities are complex systems and that plans for urban development alone cannot deal sufficiently with the deteriorated urban environment and the related issues that are derived from rapid urbanization, the Journal of Urban Management (JUM) has its two-fold aims set to integrate the studies across fields in urban planning and management, as well as to provide a more holistic perspective on problem solving.


1) Explore innovative management skills for taming thorny problems that arise with urbanization

2) Provide a platform to deal with urban affairs whose solutions must be looked at from an interdisciplinary perspective. 


We are particularly interested in theoretical work and applications that are targeted at urban management in, but not limited to, Mainland China and Taiwan.  The term urban management is defined broadly here to cover studies and research in regulating, governing, planning, and administering urban complexity or cities.  The urban phenomena that are of interest cut across ecological, physical, economic, political, and social settings, with a belief that these settings interact with each other and should be treated as a whole.  The JUM publishes two issues per year and we accept manuscripts throughout the year.