We are pleased to announce that our Subscribe to Open initiative, LUP Open Planning has now reached its target for 2022. This means that this year’s content from our planning and development journals, Town Planning Review and International Development Planning Review, is now available to read freely via Open Access!
As leading planning and development journals, Town Planning Review (TPR) and International Development Planning Review (IDPR) provide a forum for communication between researchers and students, policy analysts and practitioners. We are proud to bring the latest content to all readers and researchers in the field.
We have reached this target with the support of the institutions that renewed their subscription to the journals, we would like to say thank you for making Open Access possible.
Words from the Editors
We are delighted that LUP has reached the target for Open Planning. We as Editors fully supported this new model of journal subscription and we are very pleased that Town Planning Review will be accessible to a wider audience. Reaching out to new readers and authors is an important part of our work as Editors and the Open Planning model can only help in that endeavour.
– John Sturzaker, co-Editor of Town Planning Review
Read this year’s content Open Access
TPR Volume 93.1 is 2022’s first issue and includes a viewpoint looking at regional approaches to COVID19 recovery, articles on the impact of planning decisions on air quality, and ‘progressive’ urban planning in Mexico City.
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IDPR’s first issue of 2022 is Volume 44.1, it includes a viewpoint on marginalised communities at the frontiers of intensified fossil fuel extraction, as well as articles on energy access in urban Africa, and the de-industrialisation of Wuhan Iron and Steel Company.
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Subscribers access the archive for the first time
As well as supporting the move to Open Access, for those institutions that have subscribed, access to the journals’ archives has been made available for the first time. Town Planning Review is the world’s oldest planning journal, subscribers receive 110 years of archive. International Development Planning Review, providing an interdisciplinary platform for the critical study of development related practices, planning and policy in the global South, has 42 years of archive available to subscribers.
Inside the archive
The archives of IDPR (formerly Third World Planning Review) are a rich resource for any scholars engaging with the critical study of development related practices, planning and policy in the global South, reaching back to the journal’s launch in 1979. Its special issues have often made early and significant contributions to debates in their fields, including those on sustainable cities (1994: 16(2)), youth employment and globalisation (2013: 35(2)) and gender and development (1995: 17(2) – where path-breaking work can be read alongside more recent critical contributions and reflections from Sylvia Chant (2006: 38(1)) and Caroline Moser (2021: 43(2)).
Individual papers have also been important in shaping scholarship, such as Vandana Deasi’s work on access to power and participation (1996: 18(2)) or C.J. Barrow’s on the concept, value and practice of sustainable development (1995: 17(4)). Because of the journal’s lasting commitment to theoretically informed and empirically grounded papers showcasing research by scholars of, and importantly also from, the Global South, the IDPR/TWPR archive is an invaluable collection for anyone wanting to understand the evolution of development thinking and practice.
– Dan Hammett and Glyn Williams, co-Editors of International Development Planning Review