About Built Environment

Built Environment, edited by David Banister, Stephen Marshall, and Lucy Natarajan, is published quarterly – both print and online – in March, June, September and December. 

Each issue focuses on a single subject of contemporary interest and relevance to practitioners, academics and students and is guest-edited by an established expert or experts in that field. Guest editors not only commission contributions, but also oversee the peer reviewing process in collaboration with the Editors.

Subject areas covered by the journal include:

  • Architecture
  • Conservation
  • Economic development
  • Environmental planning
  • Health
  • Housing
  • Regeneration
  • Social issues
  • Spatial planning
  • Sustainability
  • Urban design
  • Transport

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

All issues include reviews of recent publications.

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

Details of past issues can be found at Current and Previous Issues, which include details of their content and guest editors.

The journal is hosted online by ingentaconnect and Alexandrine Press is a member of Crossref.




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Built Environment and Open Access

Golden Open Access

Built Environment is a ‘hybrid’ journal. Authors can opt for Open Access Gold under a CC-BY license. For this there is an Article Processing Charge of £950 per article. This fee is payable after an article has been accepted for publication.

Green Open Access

Authors can archive their accepted (i.e. final draft post-refereeing) manuscripts on non-profit personal or institutional websites under a CC-BY licence, provided: 

  • the published version/pdf is NOT used;

  • the published source and copyright are acknowledged;

  • there is a link to the published version.

Authors may use their articles elsewhere one year after publication providing permission is requested and acknowledgement is given to the journal as the original source of publication