Inclusive design, special needs and social equity … the curious role of the public toilet.
Introducing her new issue Jo-Anne Bichard asks, 'what do the shape, state and means of entry to public toilets, the quinessential essential public service each one of us needs, reveal about the inclusiveness and social equity in the built evironment, and approaches to its design?'
By Jo-Anne Bichard 26 Apr 2018
Inclusive Design: Towards Social Equity in the Built Environment
Announcing the latest issue on Inclusive Design in the Built Environment, issue 44.1.
By Jo-Anne Bichard 10 Apr 2018
Prize for Papers on food systems planning in Brazil and US
Announcing the 2 prize winners from issue 43.4 on Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems.
By Enjoli Hall and Samina Raja 13 Mar 2018
Introducing Vertical urbanism in Europe
This issue of Built Environment seeks to contribute to emerging debates around vertical urbanism by emphasizing the recent sharp upward trajectories of European cities. The skylines of London, Paris, Madrid, Milan, or even Saragossa and Malmo have been transformed dramatically by new tall buildings. This resurgence of skyscrapers...
By Manuel Appert, Martine Drozdz, Andrew Harris 20 Jan 2018
Justice in city-regional food systems? Start here!
How pleasing it is to see this special issue of Built Environment (Vol 43, No 3) appear on this critical topic: bringing together food planning and equitable food systems at urban and regional scales. Of course you might suggest that I would say that having been thinking and writing on the topic for more years than I care...
By Susan Parham 30 Nov 2017
Food as a lever for economic and social justice
Enjoli Hall, Samina Raja, and Kevin Morgan introduce the theme of Built Environment Issue 43.3 : “Planning for Equitable Urban and Regional Food Systems”
By Enjoli Hall, Samina Raja, and Kevin Morgan 5 Oct 2017
Public Space & Urban Justice - a new assessment
Introducing our special issue on Public Space and Urban Justice with its international set of cases from Ankara, Amsterdam, Auckland, Beirut, Ljubljana and Medellin.
By Editors of 43(2) Public Space & Urban Justice 11 Jun 2017
Industrial Urbanism: Contemporary Dynamics between Production and City Development
What is the relationship between places and their industries? Tali Hatuka seeks to welcome industry back to the city - see our latest special issue 43(1) on ‘Industrial Urbanism’
By Tali Hatuka 23 Feb 2017
The Last Mile: Why Does It Have To Be So Problematic
Out now, ‘The Last Mile: Why Does It Have To Be So Problematic’, Built Environment vol. 42(4) guest edited by Moshe Givoni. It addresses the ‘last-mile problem’ - the challenge of integrating long-distance inter-city transport with short-distance urban transport.
By Built Environment Editors 28 Dec 2016
Big Data and the City
Coming soon to library near you, Built Environment volume 42(3), responds to the latest digital revolution, setting out the new technologies around Big Data, and critically examining both the surrounding hyperbole and applications for age-old urban challenges.
By Built Environment Editors 24 Sep 2016

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