Cities and the Environment publishes peer-reviewed scholarship on urban ecology research and urban ecology education.

We encourage submissions of scholarly works of the following types: well-written, relevant articles in English; multi-media products such as simulations, video streams, audio productions and other visualization tools.


All inquiries should be directed to the managing editor.

Senior Editor
Eric Strauss , Loyola Marymount University
President's Professor of Biology
Seaver College of Science & Engineering

Co-Managing Editor
Anne Buckelew
USDA Forest Service

Co-Managing Editor
Laurel Hunt
Loyola Marymount University Center for Urban Resilience

This publication is supported by Loyola Marymount University. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of Loyola Marymount University or the institutions of the affiliated editors.

Current Issue: Volume 8, Issue 2 (2015) Urban Vacant Land and Community Access

Editor's Introduction

Special Topic Articles: Urban Vacant Land and Community Access

Practitioner Notes



Cities and the Environment: Eight Years of Urban Ecology Research and Practice
Eric G. Strauss, Laurel Hunt, Michele Romolini, and Dexter H. Locke