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Planning Theory

Managing Editor:
University of Auckland, New Zealand
North American Editor:
University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
The University of Reading, UK
RMIT School of Global Studies, Australia
Politecnico di Milano, Italy
Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
University of Cape Town, South Africa
Founding Editor:
Polytechnico di Milano, Italy
Essays Editors:
TU Dortmund, Germany
2013 Impact Factor: 1.333
2013 Ranking: 20/55 in Planning & Development
Source: 2013 Journal Citation Reports ® (Thomson Reuters, 2014)

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"Planning Theory provides an invaluable outlet for the increasing number of scholars in planning who are interested in theoretical issues, whether they be debates around sustainability, or justice, or difference, or ethics, or power and knowledge. Most of the major names in the field (Patsy Healey, James Throgmorton, John Forester, Heather Campbell, Stanley Stein and Thomas Harper for example) have been publishing in this journal in recent years, indicating its respectability and status". Leonie Sandercock, Professor and Director, SCARP, University of British Columbia

"Since its launch in 2002, Planning Theory has attracted a set of highly regarded editors and an eminent editorial board representing 'the fine fleur' of planning theory. The editors and editorial board guarantee a continuous high quality of articles. Leading theorists choose Planning Theory for their best theoretical papers." Louis Albrechts, Professor of Planning, University of Leuven

"Planning Theory provides a unique and much-needed forum for interchange of concepts and theories of planning. It will be an invaluable source of state-of-the-art thinking in the field for scholars, students, and practitioners alike." Bent Flyvbjerg

"Planning Theory is excellent news... I am delighted to see that Planning Theory intends to expand and deepen both the internationalism and the critical debate." Beth Moore Milroy

"Planning Theory will assume a central place in debates about planning issues and concepts. I very much welcome the renewal of this most important forum for debate of planning ideas and concepts." Brendan Gleeson

Launched in 2002, Planning Theory is an international peer-reviewed forum for the critical exploration of planning theory. The journal publishes the very best research covering the latest debates and developments within the field. A core publication for planning theorists, the journal will also be of considerable interest to scholars of human geography, public administration, administrative science, sociology and anthropology.

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Frequency: Quarterly eISSN: 1741-3052 ISSN: 1473-0952
Months of Distribution: February , May , August , November Current Volume: 14 Current Issue: 2
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