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Turning a Town Around: A Proactive Approach to Urban Design


By Anthony Hall

Tony Hall offers solutions not through idealised prescriptions but by setting out practical action based on what has been achieved on the ground. The book draws upon his combination of both professional and political experience. This accessible and highly illustrated book shows how to:

* focus the organisation on design * incorporate design principles into policy * make design briefing effective * prepare for successful negotiation

Children’s Geographies

All papers submitted to the journal, including those which form part of special issue sets, are anonymously reviewed by at least two independent referees

Children’s Geographies is a peer-reviewed journal that provides an international forum to discuss issues that impact upon the geographical worlds of children and young people under the age of 25 and of their families. The journal aims to be accessible to new researchers, including postgraduate students and academics at an early stage of their research careers, and to practitioners with an interest in children, youth and families. Study of the geographies of this kind, whilst emphasising the importance of place, space and spatiality, inevitably cuts across inter- and intra-disciplinary boundaries. The journal provides a forum for academics and practitioners with an interest in these multi-faceted geographies, enabling new insights into the diverse and multiple realities of young people’s lives.

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Architectural Theory Review

Editors: Anna Rubbo and Adrian Snodgrass, University of Sydney, Australia

Architectural Theory Review is intended to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and information on the theory of architecture. It also invites for publication articles which relate architectural theory to main currents in contemporary thinking in disciplines outside architecture, such as recent philosophical thinking, sociology, ethnology, anthropology, gender studies, political theory, historiography, literary theory, ecology, computer theory, education, and so on. The journal is intended to provide a forum where such interdisciplinary studies can be related to and inform such areas of architectural interest as studies of space and place, architectural history, the social context of architecture, sustainability, architecture and women, professional practice and ethics, design teaching, and the impact of globalisation, science and technology on the built environment.

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Building Research and Information

Editor: Richard Lorch, London, UK

Building Research & Information (BRI) is a leading international refereed journal publishing only articles of the highest quality that are original, cutting-edge, well-detailed research and of significance to the international community. The journal also publishes original information papers and innovative case studies of international significance. All papers undergo BRI’s rigorous, highly selective double-blind refereeing procedures. In addition to a responsive mode for these submissions, the journal regularly commissions special issues on cross-cutting themes.

Unique to BRI is our focus on a holistic, transdisciplinary approach to buildings and the built environment over the course of their life: planning, creation, use, adaptation and the end of life. BRI maintains a commitment to tracking and revisiting key research topics and themes.

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City – analysis of urban trends, culture, theory, policy, action

European Journal of Housing Policy


Editor: Mark Stephens, University of York, UK

The European Journal of Housing Policy aims to be the leading forum for the critical analysis of housing policy, systems and practice in Europe from a social science perspective. It is published four times a year.

We welcome scholarly articles about any aspect of housing policy, systems and practice. In particular, we invite articles which highlight policy developments in national and sub-national housing systems; contribute to the comparative analysis of housing; locate housing within the wider context of European integration; link housing to wider economic and social changes; and link housing to related social and economic policies, including urban regeneration. The European Journal of Housing Policy also welcomes relevant articles on housing policy outside Europe.

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European Planning Studies

Editors: Philip Cooke, University of Wales, Cardiff, UK; Louis Albrechts, Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium

European Planning Studies provides a forum for ideas and information about spatial development processes and policies in Europe. The journal publishes articles of a theoretical, empirical and policy-relevant nature and is particularly concerned to integrate knowledge of processes with practical policy proposals, implementation and evaluation.

Articles of particular interest to the journal focus upon specific spatial development problems, as well as emerging explanations of new urban, regional, national or supranational developmental tendencies. Country-specific, region-specific or locality-specific issues are focused upon, although comparative analysis is of especial value. Case studies of successful spatial policies and critiques of policy failure based on in-depth study are both welcomed. A key feature of the journal is to generalize learning about best practice analysis and policy-formulation in the field of spatial development planning.

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Housing Studies

Managing Editors: Alex Marsh and Ray Forrest, both at University of Bristol, UK

Housing Studies is the essential international forum for academic debate in the housing field. Since its establishment in 1986, Housing Studies has become the leading housing journal and has played a major role in theoretical and analytical developments within this area of study. Housing Studies has explored a range of academic and policy concerns including the following:

  • linkages between housing and other areas of social and economic policy
  • the role of housing in everyday life and in gender, class and age relationships
  • the economics of housing expenditure and housing finance
  • international comparisons and developments
  • issues of sustainability and housing development
  • demographic and social trends and the changing role of housing tenures
  • theoretical and conceptual frameworks for housing studies

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Housing Theory and Society

Editor: David Clapham, Cardiff University, UKHousing, Theory and Society is an international, academic journal that aims to encourage the application and development of social theory in the housing field. The journal has a broad focus that includes content related tointernationalhousing,socialtheory and other social issues.

Contributions regularly integrate housing research into particular aspects of social science, social research and policy, including welfare studies, employment, education, gender, public health and the environmen.

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International Planning Studies

Managing Editor: John Lovering, Cardiff University, UK

Planning, at urban, regional, national and international levels, faces new challenges, notably those related to the growth of globalisation as both an objective socio-economic process and a shift in policy-maker perceptions and modes of analysis.

International Planning Studies addresses these issues by publishing quality research in a variety of specific fields and from a range of theoretical and normative perspectives, which helps improve understanding of the actual and potential role of planning and planners in this context.

Specific policy areas covered include: · urban design · economic development · environmental policy · spatial planning · housing · transport · social inclusion.

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Journal of Environmental Planning and Management

Managing Editor: Kenneth G. Willis, University of Newcastle, UK

Journal of Environmental Planning and Management has already established itself as a leading forum for up-to-date scholarly but accessible papers on all aspects of environmental planning and management.

The central aim is to focus on the integrated planning and management of the environment. Papers published encompass applied research, the application of new approaches and techniques, and the evaluation of policy and practice. The Editors are also pleased to consider short reports, speculations and commentaries on any aspect of environmental planning and management. Contributions from integrated and cross-disciplinary research teams and from policy makers and practitioners are especially welcome.

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Journal of Building Appraisal

Managing Editor: Professor Malcolm Hollis, University of Reading; Principal, Malcolm Hollis Chartered Surveyors, UK.

Guided by its respected Editor and an expert Editorial Board, Journal of Building Appraisal is designed to be the leading professional journal dealing with building condition, defects, repair and maintenance. This is not a trade magazine but a professional Journal which gives its readers practical information in a readily accessible, affordable format.

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Journal of Environmental Policy and Planning

Editors: Dr Richard Cowell and Dr Andrew Flynn, both at Cardiff University, UKThe Journal of Environmental Policy & Planning is an international journal that provides a forum for the critical analysis of environmental policy and planning. It explores the environmental dimensions of common policies such as transport, agriculture and fisheries, urban and rural policy, all stages in the policy and planning processes from formulation to implementation, and the interactions between governments and markets, the strategies of non-governmental organizations and business in relation to the environment, and land-use decision-making.Find out more


Journal of Property Research

Editor: Bryan D. MacGregor, University of Aberdeen, Scotland

The Journal of Property Research is an international journal that publishes papers in property investment and finance, and in land development. These may be theoretical, empirical, case studies or critical literature surveys.

The journal provides a forum for research in the field and assists researchers and practioners to keep abreast of new developments.

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Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA)

New to Routledge in 2008Editor: David S. Sawicki, FAICP, Georgia Institute of Technology, USAFor more than 70 years, the quarterly Journal of the American Planning Association (JAPA)has published research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, policymakers, scholars, students, and citizens of urban, suburban, and rural areas.JAPA publishes only peer-reviewed, original research and analysis. It aspires to bring insight to planning the future, to air a variety of perspectives, to publish the highest quality work, and to engage readers.

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Journal of Urban Design

Editor: Professor Taner Oc, University of Nottingham, UKThe Journal of Urban Design is a scholarly international journal which advances theory, research and practice in urban design.There is a growing recognition of the need for urban design in shaping, managing and improving the quality of the urban environment. It is now considered one of the core knowledge components of planning education and practice and is equally important for architectural education and practice. Thus, increasing numbers of architects, planners, surveyors, landscape architects and other professions concerned with the quality of urban development are specialising in urban design.Find out more

Journal of Retail and Leisure Property

Managing Editor: Professor Michael Pitt, Liverpool John Moores University, UK.The Journal of Retail & Leisure Property should be essential reading for academics in the field as well as property directors and development directors at retail and leisure operators, surveyors, consultants, funders of retail and leisure property development, investment and trading, rating consultants, finance brokers, local authority town centre managers and planners, property developers, retail & leisure trading companies and law firms advising on commercial property.Find out more

Journal of Urban Technology

Editor: Richard E. Hanley, The City University of New York, USAJournal of Urban Technology publishes articles that review and analyze developments in urban technologies as well as articles that study the history and the political, economic, 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 technology on cities. The journal’s mission is to open a conversation between specialists and non-specialists (or among practitioners of different specialities) and is designed for both scholars and a general audience whose businesses, occupations, professions, or studies require that they become aware of the effects of new technologies on urban environments.Find out more


Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability

New journal in 2008

Editors: Charles C. Bohl, University of Miami, USA; Matthew Hardy, INTBAU, UK; Emily Talen, Arizona State University, USA

The Journal of Urbanism is a multi-disciplinary journal that focuses on human settlement and its relation to the idea of sustainability, social justice and cultural understanding. The content will focus on Urban Regeneration, New Urbanism, European Urbanism, Landscape Urbanism, Urban Sustainability, Smart Growth, Livable Communities, Transit-Orientated Development, Walkable Communities and more. It will highlight research on the various concepts, methods and theories on creating an attitude of sustainability toward urban form.

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Landscape Research

Journal of the Landscape Research Group

Editor: Dr Ian Thompson, University of Newcastle, UK

Landscape Research, the journal of the Landscape Research Group, has become established as one of the foremost journals in its field. Landscape Research is distinctive in combining original research papers with reflective critiques of landscape practice. Contributions to the journal appeal to a wide academic and professional readership, and reach an interdisciplinary and international audience. Whilst unified by a focus on the landscape, the coverage of Landscape Research is wide ranging.

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Editors: Professor Kevin Hannam, University of Sunderland, UK; Dr Mimi Sheller, Swarthmore College, USA; Professor John Urry, Lancaster University, UKMobilities encompasses both the large-scale movements of people, objects, capital, and information across the world, as well as more local processes of daily transportation, movement through public space, and the travel of material things within everyday life. Recent developments in transportation and communications infrastructures, along with new social and cultural practices of mobility have elicited a number of new research initiatives for understanding the connections between these diverse mobilities.Find out more


Planning and Environmental Law

New to Routledge in 2008The must-read legal journal for planners, environmental managers, and land-use lawyers.For more than 50 years, Planning & Environmental Law and its predecessors, Land Use Law & Zoning Digest and Zoning Digest, have been known for incisive interpretations from top-notch contributors. Now, a Planning & Environmental Law subscription combines the insightful commentaries and targeted abstracts of the journal with a powerful online research tool.Find out more


Planning Perspectives

Editor: Helen Meller, University of Nottingham, UKIPHS members now receive Planning Perspectives as part of their membership, to join IPHS click here.Planning Perspectives is a peer-reviewed internationaljournalofhistory,planning and the environment, publishing historical and prospective articles on many aspects of plan making and implementation. Subjects covered link the interest of those working in economic, social and political history, historical geography and historical sociology with those in the applied fields of public health, housing construction, architecture and town planning. The Journal has a substantial book review section, covering UK,NorthAmerican and European literature.Find out more


Place Branding and Public Diplomacy

Managing Editor: Simon Anholt, Government adviser and author, UK.Place Branding and Public Diplomacy is a new journal, and the first to concentrate on the practice of applying brand strategy and other marketing techniques and disciplines to the economic, social, political and cultural development of cities, regions and countries. Its Managing Editor, Simon Anholt, is an author and consultant who advises a number of governments on public diplomacy, brand strategy and development.Find out more

Planning Practice and Research

Editor-in-Chief: Vincent Nadin, University of the West of England, UKOver the last decade, Planning Practice & Research (PPR) has established itself as the source for information on current research in planning practice. It is intended for reflective, critical academics, professionals and students who are concerned to keep abreast of and challenge current thinking.PPR is committed to: · bridging the gaps between planning research, practice and education, and between different planning systems · providing a forum for an international readership to discuss and review research on planning practice · the critical evaluation of practice and the progressive search for practical guidance · presenting research in an accessible, succinct style, not overly theoretical, but analyticalFind out more


Planning Theory and Practice

Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning InstituteEditors: Patsy Healey, University of Newcastle, UK; Heather Campbell, University of Sheffield, UK; Peter Clinch, University College Dublin, Ireland; John Forester, Cornell University, USA; Robert Upton, The Royal Town Planning Institute, London, UKPlanning Theory and Practice aims to provide a focus for the development of theory and practice in spatial planning and to encourage the development of a spatial dimension in other areas of public policy. Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute, London, it offers an arena for international debate and more effective communication and sharing of ideas between practitioners and academics.Find out more


The Journal of Architecture

Published with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA)Editors: Murray Fraser, University of Westminster, UK and Peter Gibbs-Kennet, Gloucestershire, UKThe Journal of Architecture is an international journal committed to advancing theory, research and practice for design in the built environment. This journal is subject to a peer-review process. It is the intention that The Journal be international in its scope and unique in its field. It seeks diverse views relevant to the future of architecture and its reception in the world, and to attract a wide variety of perceptions, from the architectural and related professions, government and industry. As part of its service, The Journal wishes to assist architects in teaching by being a citable, refereed publication and by promoting ideas, and to provide a service to practitioners in career development, by advancing design thinking and approaches to building. The editorial policy is to encourage critical debate, outspokenness, and independence of entrenched interests and fashion, and to maximise the role of The Journal as an international forum.Find out more


Tourism and Hospitality Research

Managing Editor: Professor Andrew Lockwood, University of Surrey, UKTourism and Hospitality Research is firmly established as a leading and authoritative journal for tourism and hospitality researchers and professionals and covers amongst other things planning and development, research methodologies, hospitality and tourism operations, impact assessment and mitigation, strategic implications, Forecasting and prediction and leisure and culture.Find out more

Transport Reviews

Editor: David Banister, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, UKTransport Reviews is an international review journal covering all aspects of transport. It is intended to provide authoritative and up to date reviews of transport related topics that are informative to those that are knowledgeable in the subject area. It also provides a means by which non-experts can find out about the subject area, so the papers should be accessible to a wide ranging readership. Transport Reviews is the only international review journal in transport that has a full refereeing process.Find out more