The theme of this year’s International Open Access week is ‘Open for Climate Justice’. The theme seeks to encourage connection and collaboration among the climate movement and the international open community. In this spirit we have complied a reading list of the latest research from our Planning journals, Town Planning Review (TPR) and International Development Planning Review (IDPR), that examines climate resilience, environmental justice, energy access, and climate-change research, and is available to read Open Access.
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 for our planning and development journals, Town Planning Review and International Development Planning Review, is now available via Open Access!
New to the blog: “Given that development research is almost exclusively focused on countries in the so-called global South and on Southern issues of inequity as lived by bodies racialised as Black and Brown, the treatment of people who we call ‘southern researchers’ is particularly noteworthy and egregious”- Kamna Patel and Ala’a Shehabi on their article 'The value of development researchers: structural racism, universities and UK Overseas Development Assistance (ODA)', the latest Featured Article from IDPR, available #FreetoRead.
New to the blog: “This paper is borne out of my simultaneous fascination and frustration with the Sustainable Development Goals”- Stephanie Butcher on her article 'Urban equality and the SDGs', the latest Featured Article from IDPR, available #FreetoRead.
For August we are putting a spotlight on Aesthetics and the Environment, focusing on our Art, Architecture and Sculpture books, journals and digital collections.