We are always pleased to hear from people who would like to join our independent editorial board. Applications are especially welcomed from academics and professionals based outside the UK.
RUDI was created in 1996 as a joint project under the UK's eLib (Electronic Libraries) Programme, was set up following a review of university libraries by the UK Higher Education Funding Councils. In March 2001 RUDI began trading as a not-for-profit limited company that continues to offer unbiased and independent information to practitioners, academics, organisations and the public. It also offers a value-added membership service to industry professionals.
RUDI is supported by an international network of contributors, partners and users continually build its resource base. Established more than eight years ago, RUDI is the leading online resource for information on planning and design in the urban field.
RUDI is backed and guided by the experience of urban professionals such as David Lock Associates and Terence O'Rourke. Other RUDI backers include the Joint Centre for Urban Design at Oxford Brookes University, Centre for Education in the Built Environment (CEBE) at Cardiff University, Urban Design London and many others.
Editorial Advisors :
Dr Peter Larkham , School of Planning, University of Central England, Birmingham, UK
Ron Gorman , Terence O'Rourke planning and environmental consultants, Bournemouth, UK
Roger Evans , Roger Evans Associates, Oxford, UK
Professor John Punter , Department of City and Regional Planning University of Wales, Cardiff, UK
Lawrence Revill , David Lock Associates, Milton Keynes, UK
Dr Nikos Salingaros , University of Texas at San Antonio, USA
RUDI is managed by information specialist Landor Publishing.
Publishing rights are granted to RUDI by contributors via a publishing agreement, which confirms their ownership of copyright over their materials.
Featuring more than 5,000 documents and more than 9,000 images, RUDI is the largest web resource dedicated to urban design and place-making.