Join the Critical Planning Staff

The Critical Planning Journal was established in 1993 to serve as a forum for the urban planning community to present current research interests, debate important issues, and share ideas about the field of urban planning. We welcome graduate students of all disciplines to participate in this process. We are always looking for talented people to join our staff, which includes:

Editorial Board:

  • Reads all submissions and reviews board comments
  • Evaluates submissions during editorial board meetings
  • Decides on articles and photos for the journal
  • Guides authors through the revision process
  • Attends meetings throughout the academic year

Review Board:

  • Reads and evaluates submissions in the winter and spring quarters

Copy Editors:

  • Proofreads accepted articles
  • Guides authors through the revision process


  • Lays out accepted submissions into publishable format
  • Must have previous experience with Adobe InDesign
  • Completes the process during spring and part of summer quarter

Staff members may hold multiple positions. If you are interested in becoming part of Critical Planning, please contact the managing editor at