A special issue of The Joumal of Urban Technology will address the public policy, economic, social and physical dimensions of residential technology. The journal publishes articles that review and analyze develomments in urban technologies as well as articles that study the history and he political, environmental, social, esthetic, and ethical effects of those technologies. The goal of the journal is, through education and discussion, to maximize the positive and minimize the adverse effects of technolgy on cities.

Papers on all elements of residential technologies are encouraged. The following topics are of particular interest:

  • Building technology (low-income housing; industrialized housing; smart-house technology; security; remodeling and renovation)

  • Environmental (radon; in-door air quality)

  • International (sites & services; residential construction in LDCs)

  • Nonprofit development (volunteerism & technology; low-tech/high-touch; SRO housing)

  • Regulatory (building codes; housing codes; environmental; cost impacts of regulations)

  • Consumers and residential technology (awareness; preferences; demand)

    Papers will be reviewed by the guest editor and will be subject to the journal's blind review process.

    Deadline: Although there is no fixed publication date for this special issue, the editor plans to submit papers for blind review no later than November 1, 1995. Reviews and editorial decisions will be made in a timely manner. Publication is expected in Spring of 1996. All papers that are not accepted in time for the special issue will be considered for publication in later issues of the journal.

    Questions and submissions should be directed to the guest editor:
    Dr. C. Theodore Koebel,
    Director, Center for Housing Research,
    Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, VA 24061-0451.
    Telephone: 540-231-3993
    FAX: 231-7157 E-mail: