Scottish Government

jrf_logo Joseph Rowntree Foundation/Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust
The Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust are two charities, working together for social justice, and sharing Trustees and Directors.  We were established over 100 years ago to provide housing in communities and to understand the root causes of social problems. In the twenty-first century we continue to do just that.  We are independent, but we are not neutral: we are on the side of people and places in poverty.   The JRF is an endowed foundation funding a UK-wide research and development programme and the Joseph Rowntree Housing Trust is a registered housing association and provider of care services managing around 2,500 homes.  At the JRF/JRHT we:

  • Search out the underlying causes of poverty and inequality, and identify solutions – through research and learning from experience.
  • Demonstrate solutions – by developing and running services, stewardship of our land and buildings, innovating and supporting others to innovate.
  • Influence positive and lasting change – publishing and promoting evidence, and bringing people together to share ideas.

usj_logoUrban Studies Journal
Urban Studies is the leading international journal for urban scholarship.  Since its inception in 1964, the journal has remained at the forefront of intellectual and policy debates on the city, and has hosted ground-breaking contributions from across the full range of social science disciplines. The Editors aim to maintain and extend the role of Urban Studies as the journal of choice for those working on the cutting edge of academic research about cities. We welcome all original submissions that further our understanding of the urban condition and the rapid changes taking place in cities and regions across the globe, whether from an empirical, theoretical, or a policy perspective. In addition to research articles, Urban Studies publishes peer-reviewed critical commentaries, policy reviews, book reviews besides a regular series of Special Issues.  The journal is also committed to developing Social Media as the means of informing debates about the contemporary urban condition.


Professor Andy Cumbers a.cumbers@glasgow.ac.uk