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About this issue

Issue number
Volume 41 – Number 1


This issue of Built Environment, written by students and colleagues, celebrates the life and work of Peter Hall. It’s extraordinary to be reminded of the scope of his life-work, the variety of roles he modelled for successive generations of students and colleagues, and the ramifications of his legacy.
Michael Hebbert is Professor of Town Planning at the Bartlett School, University College London, Professor Emeritus of the University of Manchester, and Editor-in-Chief of the Routledge journal Planning Perspectives.
He has wide ranging research interests in the fields of town planning history, urban design, and city governance. Among other topics, his writings have explored the planning histories of London and Manchester, the regionalist and garden-city movements, the histories of urban green-space and circulation systems, railways and stations, and the sustainability concept in urban design. Recently with funding from the UK Economic and Social Research Council he has researched the application of urban climate science in city planning.
Michael has been active in community initiatives and building trusts in London and Manchester and chaired the design review panel for the London Crossrail project. In 2002–2009 he edited the Elsevier journal Progress in Planning, taking the editorship of Planning Perspectives in 2012.