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Built Environment is published quarterly, in March, June, September and December, each issue focusing on a single subject of contemporary interest and relevance to practitioners, academics and students working in a wide range of disciplines. Subject areas include:

Economic development
Environmental planning
Social issues
Spatial planning
Urban design

But the emphasis is on crossing disciplinary boundaries and providing global perspective.

Issue Guest-Editors are established international experts in their respective fields; they not only commission contributions, but also oversee the peer reviewing process in collaboration with the Editors.

All issues include reviews of recent publications.

Details of forthcoming issues are to be found at Current and Forthcoming Issues, while published issues are listed at Previous Issues together with details of their content.

The Editors welcome suggestions for future themes, which may be e-mailed via the Contact page.


Subscribers to Built Environment receive print copies of issues as they are published and have online access to full text of all papers and book reviews from 2003 (Volume 29) onwards.

Print copies of back issues are available from Alexandrine Press, while individual published papers may be obtained at the ingentaconnect website.

The journal is abstracted in Geo Abstracts, Urban Studies Abstracts, and Journal of Planning Literature, and is indexed in the Avery Index to Architectural Publications.

Contents and abstracts from Volume 23, no 4 onwards are available on RUDI (Resources for Urban Design Information).

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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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