2012 New Urban Research Submission Guidelines

All submissions must be unpublished original work and must be written in English. The following instructions will facilitate the work of the reviewers and will guarantee procedural fairness:

The subject line of the email should be the title of the paper. The submission e-mail shall have two (2) PDF attachments. The body of the e-mail should also include the author’s name, e-mail address, phone number, and brief bio for the CNU speaker database (not to exceed 100 words). Illustrations incorporated into the text in are strongly preferred, however they can be sent as additional attachments with the email so long as they do not exceed a total of 5MB.

Submission Details

  1. The first PDF file shall contain the author’s name(s) and address, the title and/or subtitle of the paper (BOLD), a current e-mail address, and the author’s phone number. This file will be used by the Congress for the New Urbanism for pure administrative purposes.
  2. The second file shall contain the title and/or subtitle of the paper (BOLD), an introductory abstract of no more than 100 words (must appear at the front page), and a text/graphic submission not to exceed 2400 words or 15 pages –whichever is less. The inclusion of the author’s name(s) anywhere in the context of this file will be enough cause for disqualification. All papers will be reviewed by, at least, two (2) members of a distinguished panel of professionals and scholars. All authors are entitled to receive copies of their reviewer comments.

This year’s submissions must focus on the relationship between urban form and the built world. The intention is to deliver a summary of academic investigations concentrating on the roots of traditional or contemporary built forms, their physical manifestations, historical processes, and social behavior. Final selection will be based on the paper’s depth of content, demonstration of methodological rigor, contribution and advancement to the topic of the year, and overall significance to the practice of New Urbanism. All selected authors are expected to present their papers at CNU 20 in West Palm Beach, Florida, May 8-12, 2012.

Accepted papers and abstracts will first be published on the CNU website and the authors will be required to complete copyright transfer forms. Should other publishers be interested in the selected papers, authors must secure copyrights from the Congress for the New Urbanism.

Email Submissions to callforpapers@cnu.org.

Please send any questions to Heather Smith.


December 2, 2011