International Journal of Urban and Regional Research

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Edited By: Julie-Anne Boudreau, Maria Kaika and Matthew Gandy

Impact Factor: 1.625

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2013: 6/38 (Urban Studies); 12/55 (Planning & Development); 19/76 (Geography)

Online ISSN: 1468-2427

IJURR Best Essay Prize

The IJURR editorial board have decided that from 2014 we will be awarding an annual prize for the essay that makes the most original and outstanding contribution to our understanding of cities and urbanization. The nominations will be decided on by the editorial board at their annual meeting and the final selections will take place in January.

In the first year of the annual IJURR prize, covering the year 2013, we are delighted to announce that the prize will be shared by two essays and are free to view:

Origins of an urban crisis: the restructuring of the San Francisco Bay Area and the geography of foreclosure
Alex Schafran
Volume 37, Issue 2
March 2013

Alex Schafran offers an incisive and path-breaking account of the geographical and political dynamics of US foreclosures that combines a wealth of original data with a sophisticated analytical framework. The essay is set to become a classic account of the urban effects of the financial crisis in North America.

The primacy of space in politics: bargaining rights, freedom and power in an Istanbul neighborhood
Berna Turam
Volume 37, Issue 2
March 2013

Berna Turam presents a dazzlingly original and superbly written account of contemporary social and cultural change in Istanbul that unsettles the conceptual utility of the “Islamist-secularist axis”. The essay exemplifies a new wave of innovative scholarship on space and society in modern Turkey.