Planning Perspectives

An international peer-reviewed journal of history, planning and the environment, published by Taylor and Francis.

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Planning Perspectives offers a forum for scholars working in a wide range of disciplines interested in an historical approach to urbanisation and the environment, regional planning, architecture and urbanism, built form and landscape, places and people. It also aims to provide book reviews of all significant publications in the major languages. Papers of a comparative or thematic nature are welcomed. No historical period is excluded. Contributions to Planning Perspectives must report original research and will be subjected to a double-blind process of peer review.

Planning Perspectives is affiliated with the International Planning History Society.

IPHS members receive six copies a year.

How to publish in Planning Perspectives

The editors of Planning Perspectives, John R. Gold and Margaret M. Gold, introduce the journal, and share seven rules of getting published in it.

IPHS Section for Planning Perspectives

In order to raise awareness of current work in the field, IPHS has its own section in the journal. It is peer-reviewed on the same basis as regular submissions, but manuscript contributions for the IPHS section are shorter, with a maximum length of 4,000 words. The IPHS editor welcomes papers on research in progress and historiographical essays, as well as personal reminiscences, accounts of archival sources or datasets, reports of conferences, symposia and seminars and announcements of relevance to society members.

Contributions are invited for the IPHS section of Planning Perspectives.

Guidelines for Submission

Papers are refereed, and only original unpublished material will be considered.  Articles should be written in English and should be in the range of 3,000-4,000 words.

Please refer to guidelines in Planning Perspectives for further details on referencing and style, as well as advice on illustrations.

Notices of Current Events

Notices of Current Events are welcome for any part of the world. Please ensure that the IPHS editor is notified of calls for papers in good time.  Those wishing to publicise an event should submit copy at least 6 to 9 months in advance.

Editors of Planning Perspectives

Planning Perspectives is edited from University College London, University of California, Delft University of Technology, and Glasgow School of Art. We welcome preliminary correspondence with prospective authors.

John R. Gold, Editor in chief, Department of Social Sciences, Oxford Brookes University.

Margaret Gold, Editor in chief, Guildhall School of Business and Law, London Metropolitan University.

Stephen J. Ramos, Editor for the Americas, University of Georgia, USA.

Carola Hein, IPHS Section Editor, TU Delft.

Florian Urban, Review Editor-in-Chief, Glasgow School of Art.

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