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Planning Theory and Practice

Planning Theory % PracticePlanning Theory and Practice is an internationally regarded research journal, providing a focus for the development of theory and practice in spatial planning and encouraging the development of a spatial dimension in other areas of public policy. View the current issue.

RTPI Centenary edition of Planning Theory and Practice

The Interface section in the latest Planning Theory and Practice comprises a special set of essays which ask critical questions about the future of professional planning. The essays bring together noted planning thinkers, researchers and practitioners from around the world to consider professional planning one hundred years on from the founding of the RTPI, and call on planners to act as leaders in facing the challenges of the future. 'Challenging theory: Changing practice: Critical perspectives on the past and potential of professional planning' has been edited by RTPI Fellow Kelvin MacDonald on behalf of the Institute in its Centenary Year. These essays can be downloaded for free from the Planning Theory and Practice website.

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  • Improve your practice through critical reflection and review
  • Gain international perspectives from top theorists and practitioners
  • Impartial and robust peer reviewed research
  • Can count towards your Continuing Professional Development
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The journal's Interface section promotes dialogue between the academic and practitioner communities. Find out what it can offer by downloading the issues below. 

Resilience: A Bridging Concept or a Dead End?

Simin Davoudi, Keith Shaw, L. Jamila Haider, Allyson E. Quinlan, Garry D. Peterson, Cathy Wilkinson, Hartmut Fünfgeld, Darryn McEvoy and Libby Porter (Volume 13, Issue 2)

Exploring the Challenges of Environmental Planning and Green Design: Cases from Europe and the USA

Andres Walliser, Nicholas B. Rajkovich, John Forester, Carley Friesen, Björn Malbert, Henrik Nolmark, Jo Williams, Stephen M. Wheeler, Robert B. Segar, Michael Utzinger, Steve Swenson, Ignacio Bisbal Grandal, Carlos Verdaguer, Larissa Larsen and Robert F. Young(Volume 13, Issue 1)

Rural Gentrification

Mark Scott, Darren P. Smith, Mark Shucksmith, Nick Gallent, Keith Halfacree, Sue Kilpatrick, Susan Johns, Peter Vitartas, Martin Homisan and Trevor Cherrett (Volume 12, Issue 4)

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