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The goal of Cityscape is to bring high-quality original research on housing and community development issues to scholars, government officials, and practitioners. Cityscape is open to all relevant disciplines, including architecture, consumer research, demography, economics, engineering, ethnography, finance, geography, law, planning, political science, public policy, regional science, sociology, statistics, and urban studies.

Cityscape is published three times a year by the Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R) of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.


Call For Papers: Cityscape Data Shop

Cityscape is a scholarly journal published three times per year by the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development's Office of Policy Development and Research (PD&R). Data Shop, a department of Cityscape, presents short articles on creative uses of data. Through Data Shop, readers are exposed to new techniques in using well-known data sources as well as introduced to new or overlooked sources for the purpose of housing and urban studies-related research. Articles presented in Data Shop allow researchers to expand on their data methods in more detail than they may in a policy-oriented paper.

If you have questions or would like to submit a proposal for a data-centric article, contact Emily Molfino at emily.s.molfino@hud.gov. For formal consideration of a proposal please use the subject line “Data Shop Submission for [Publication Month]” and submit a Word document that in 2 paragraphs or less (1) clearly states the objectives of the analysis, (2) concisely describes the method employed in gathering the data, processing, and analysis (highlighting either a new/uncommon technique used in your research methodology or an overlooked source or application of data); (3) summarizes the results and potential implications for future research or policy, and (4) states the principal conclusions of the analysis.

Final submission should be +/- 3,000 words (excluding an abstract, exhibits, keywords, references, and acknowledgements). Deadlines vary by publication month and are shown below.

Publication Month Open Call Period for Submission Proposal Deadline for Proposal Deadline for Notification of Acceptance* Deadline for Draft Submission Deadline for Final Submission
March June 1st to July 31st July 31st 1st week of August September 1st September 30th
July October 1st to November 30th November 30th 1st week of December January 11th February 28th
November March 1st to April 30st April 30th 1st week of May June 1st June 30th