Special Book Prize


Carola Hein (ed.). The Routledge Handbook of Planning History. Routledge, 2017.

The book is an ambitious and masterly synthesis of planning history worldwide. The book explores planning history on an international scale in thirty-eight chapters. The diverse chapters open up new and comparative perspectives. It combines theoretical, methodological and global approaches to planning history. This publication is destined to become a classic for further research and teaching in the field of planning history. Several members of IPHS provided important chapters to the book. The “Planning History Handbook” is a brilliant survey of the state of planning history worldwide and includes questions for further research in the future. IPHS awards a special prize for this publication in recognition of its outstanding quality and pioneering survey. (Prof. em. Dr Dirk Schubert, IPHS President)