New Columbia Journal on Project Siting and Management
Columbia University Press, Columbia Earthscape is pleased to announce and invite submissions to a new journal entitled The Columbia Journal of Project Siting and Management.
The siting of a range of projects from nuclear waste facilities to prisons represents a major public policy problem for all nations alike. The difficulties associated with siting and the longer gestation times involved in securing social and political agreement for projects is a major constraint to the achievement of national and corporate policy objectives. Siting represents one on the most significant contemporary policy challenges for managing the interface between the environment, technology, and public policy.
The journal will focus on exploring project siting processes and their management. It will encourage applied approaches to siting problems and analysis of their implications for public policy. It will cover not only domestic, but also trans-border and international siting problems from around the world. While the journal will welcome contributions from any single disciplinary perspective, it will particularly encourage contributions which are interdisciplinary in nature, exploring the interface between the environment, technology and public policy as it relates to project siting and its management.
The journal will especially encourage contributions which examine:
Country, International and comparative project siting conflicts and their management
The nature and effectiveness of public policies designed to improve siting processes
The relationship between project siting and broader social, scientific, technological, and environmental issues and policies
The interface between project siting, technological choice and public policy
Opportunities and constraints for policy learning and transfer both within and across nations in designing more robust approaches to, and policies governing, siting.
More information on the scope and objectives of the journal, the international editorial board, review process and criteria, and notes for contributors can be found at the Journal's temporary web page:
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