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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, UK

Mobilities 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.

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Planning and Environmental Law

New to Routledge in 2008

The 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.

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Planning Perspectives

Editor: Helen Meller, University of Nottingham, UK

IPHS members now receive Planning Perspectives as part of their membership, to join IPHS click here.

Planning Perspectives is a peer-reviewed international journal of history, 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, North American and European literature.

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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.

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Planning Practice and Research

Editor-in-Chief: Vincent Nadin, University of the West of England, UK

Over 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 analytical

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Planning Theory and Practice

Published in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute

Editors: 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, UK

Planning 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.

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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, UK

The 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.

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Tourism and Hospitality Research

Managing Editor: Professor Andrew Lockwood, University of Surrey, UK

Tourism 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.

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Transport Reviews

Editor: David Banister, Oxford University Centre for the Environment, UK

Transport 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.

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