The Journal of Public Space

ISSN 2206-9658

The Journal of Public Space is a joint research project developed by City Space Architecture, a non-profit organization based in Italy, and the Queensland University of Technology, based in Australia, in partnership with UN Habitatthe United Nations Programme on Cities and Human Settlements based in Kenya.
The Journal of Public Space is the first, international, interdisciplinary, academic, open access journal entirely dedicated to public space. It speaks different languages and is open to embrace diversity, inconvenient dialogues and untold stories, from multidisciplinary fields and all countries, especially from those that usually do not have voice, overcoming the Western-oriented approach that is leading the current discourse.
As a proper public space, The Journal of Public Space is free, accessible and inclusive, providing a platform for emerging and consolidated researchers; it is intended to foster research, showcase best practices and inform discussion about the more and more important issues related to public spaces in our changing and evolving societies.

The Journal of Public Space already attracted a number of international distinguished scholars all over the world, whose aim is to contribute to the discussion and expand current scholarship on public space.

Founding Editors
Luisa Bravo, City Space Architecture, Italy
Mirko Guaralda, Queensland University of Technology, Australia

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Call for papers | 2018 issues


The Journal of Public Space welcomes full papers for 2018 issues, to be published in April, August and December.

Deadline for April issue: January 10, 2018
Deadline for August issue: May 10, 2018
Deadline for December issue: September 10, 2018

Submissions will be ongoing throughout the year.
Submission can be made:
- using the OJS platform by registering online. If you are already a registered author you can log in using your username and password;
- by sending an email to Founding Editors Luisa Bravo and Mirko Guaralda at this email address:

Before submitting, please read:
- the Focus and Scope of the journal
- the Author Guidelines

Full papers should be between 5.000 and 8.000 words.

A double blind peer review process, based on a distinguished board of editors and editorial advisors, will ensure the quality and high standards of research papers. Each paper will be assessed by two reviewers and any identifying information in relation to the author will be removed during the review process.
Reviewers follow an evaluation framework and recommendation guidelines to ensure objectivity and fairness.
Submitted articles should not have been previously published. If publication or dissemination through presentation has occurred, then the article should acknowledge this and pay due credit to the original source.

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Posted: 2017-12-13
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Vol 2, No 4 (2017)

Cover Page
Cover image: Public Place, by Behnam Zakeri and Morteza Niknahad.