His major works:
The Evolution of British Town Planning (1974),
Urban Change and Planning (1974),
Pioneers in British Planning (1981),
Holford: A Study in Planning, Architecture, and Urban Design (1986) (with Leith Penny),
Birmingham: A Study in Geography, History, and Planning (1994).
His final books, published posthumously, are:
Rural Change and Planning: England and Wales in the Twentieth Century (1997) (with Alan Rogers)
Town Planning in Britain Since 1900 (1996).
One of his last published journal articles was:
‘Bournville, England, 1895-1995’ in the Journal of Urban History (May 1996).
Gordon Cherry on Planning History:
Planning history, in offering a power of explanation, opens up a rich field of inquiry: why certain things happened in the way they did and when they did; if they did, had they the consequences intended; and if they did not, what new problems unfolded and how were they tackled? In other words, planning history takes us to the heart of our professional and academic subject- planning as a process, with all the quirks of the unexpected en route.
Gordon Cherry Memorial Addresses:
The IPHS acknowledges Professor Cherry’s role in founding the Society through the ‘Gordon Cherry Memorial Address’ which has been delivered at its biennial international conferences since 1998.
1998 Sydney: Sir Peter Hall
2000 Helsinki: Anthony King
2002 London: Shun-inchi Watanabe
2004 Barcelona: Michael Hebbert
2006 New Delhi: Michael A. Tomlan
2008 Chicago: Helen Meller
2010 Istanbul: Eugenie L. Birch
2012 São Paulo: Stephen V. Ward
2014 St. Augustine: Robert Freestone