Just caught wind of what looks to be a pretty interesting new peer-reviewed journal, the Journal of Urban Cultural Studies which is set to launching its first issue in late-2013 (or 2014). The main remit of the journal seems to be articles giving balanced weight to, on the one hand, matters broadly related to urban studies (e.g. the built environment, urban rhythms, planning, transportation, etc) and on the other hand, what they can “specific forms of cultural (textual) production” (e.g. literature, film, music, art, graffiti, etc) as they relate to urban spaces. There certainly seems to be a preference here for interpretivist textual or representational analysis, which would in my view be too narrow or limiting vis-a-vis the journal’s title and implicit remit. Not to pre-judge things of course. It will be interesting to see how it turns out.