The future of public participation?
Lucy Natarajan introduces part 2 of the double issue People, Plans and Places of the double special issue of Built Environment (issues 45.1 and 45.2), both out now.
By Lucy Natarajan 8 Jul 2019
The Sharing Economy and Blurring in Public-Private Relationships
Following their article on dockless bike hire problems in People Plans & Places: Outlooks on Participating, Geoff Dudley, David Banister and Tim Schwanen consider the implications of ‘sharing modes’ for governance networks.
By Geoffrey Dudley, David Banister, and Tim Schwanen 8 Jul 2019
Introducing: Urban land grabs in Africa
An introduction to Urban Land Grabs in Africa, by Griet Steel, Femke van Noorloos and Kei Otsuki
By Griet Steel, Femke van Noorloos and Kei Otsuki 25 Feb 2019
Cognition & the City
Our latest special issue brings together two disciplinary domains: cognition as studied mainly in cognitive science, and cities as studied in disciplines such as urban studies, urban geography, architecture and more.
By Juval Portugali 8 Aug 2018
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

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