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Welcome to the website of Alexandrine Press, publisher of Built Environment.  Here you will find information on current and future issues of this peer-reviewed, international journal designed for all those with an interest in cities, urban and regional planning and the environment.

Also, we highlight the book series Planning, History and Environment, the acclaimed titles already published, and those planned for the future.



Cities are the most dynamic places in which to live and work, and more than half of the World’s population is now urban. It is where the wealth of nations is created, where the jobs are located, and where the cultural and social life of the citizens is centred. Cities also encapsulate the best and worst in social conditions, with many of the most memorable urban cityscapes, historic sites and great buildings, but they also demonstrate social inequality, poverty and poor health. There is great opportunity for innovation, expansion and regeneration in cities, and for inspiring design and conservation. Cities also provide the only real alternative for sustainability, as it is in cities that the worst effects of social and environmental degradation can be addressed, and where resource consumption can be minimised.

With distinguished editors, Sir Peter Hall, Professor David Banister and Dr Stephen Marshall, Built Environment provides a unique insight into many of these interrelated factors through theme-based issues that concentrate on one or more of these aspects within different international contexts. It provides a mirror for the ever-changing complexity of the city landscape.

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High-Speed Rail: Shrinking Spaces, Shaping Places

Volume 39 Number 3

Editors: Peter Hall and David Banister


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Marketplaces as an Urban Development Strategy

Volume 39 Number 2

Guest editors: Freek Janssens, University of Amsterdam and Ceren Sezer, Delft University of Technology


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