The International Planning History Society (IPHS) was inaugurated in January 1993 as a successor body to the Planning History Group, founded in England in 1974.


The Society:

  • endeavors to foster the study of planning history worldwide,

  • encourages and supports interest and place-based networks in the fields of planning history,

  • publishes a journal,

  • organises conferences, and

  • provides an international network for member contact.

H-Urban Affiliation

As of early 2011, IPHS is affiliated with the online forum for discussion and dissemination of scholarship on urban history and urban studies, H-Urban. As a member of H-Net (Humanities and Social Sciences Online), H-Urban has no geographical or chronological boundaries, and is engaged with scholars, professionals, and graduate students who are interested in urban places and urban processes across the global, and in all eras.

For information on H-Urban and its activities please click here.

IPHS is a partner for collaboration in the field of Planning History with the Society for American City and Regional Planning History (SACRPH)

and the Association of European Schools of Planning (AESOP)