About the PHE series

In this series, Studies in History, Planning and the Environment, we intend to provide in-depth studies of some of the many aspects of the origins and history of the planning process and its effects on our environment.

So wrote Gordon Cherry and Anthony Sutcliffe in their 1980 foreword to the first three titles in the series they founded. Together they edited the series until Gordon’s death in 1996.

When Anthony Sutcliffe became sole editor and he was determined to broaden the scope of the series and to widen its appeal. To reflect the change in approach, the series was renamed Planning, History and Environment.

In 2001, Anthony Sutcliffe stepped down as editor. His place was taken by Dennis Hardy, assisted by Ann Rudkin and an international editorial board. Ten years later Dennis Hardy gave up the editorship and Ann Rudkin took over.

Today, there are some sixty books in the Planning, History and Environment series and many more in preparation.


Titles published

The Rise of Modern Urban Planning, 1800–1914 edited by Anthony Sutcliffe

Shaping an Urban World: Planning in the twentieth century edited by Gordon E. Cherry

Planning for Conservation: An international perspective edited by Roger Kain

Metropolis 1890–1940 edited by Anthony Sutcliffe

Arcadia for All: The legacy of a makeshift landscape by Dennis Hardy and Colin Ward

Planning and Urban Growth in Southern Europe edited by Martin Wynn

Thomas Adams and the Modern Planning Movement: Britain, Canada and the United States by Michael Simpson

Holford: A study in architecture, planning and civic design by Gordon E. Cherry and Leith Penny

Goodnight Campers! The history of the British holiday camp by Colin Ward and Dennis Hardy

Model Housing: From the Great Exhibition to the Festival of Britain by S. Martin Gaskell

Two Centuries of American Planning edited by Daniel Schaffer

Planning and Urban Growth in the Nordic Countries edited by Thomas Hall

From Garden Cities to New Towns: Campaigning for town and country planning, 1899–1946 by Dennis Hardy

From New Towns to Green Politics: Campaigning for town and country planning 1946–1990 by Dennis Hardy

The Garden City: Past, present and future edited by Stephen V. Ward

The Place of Home: English domestic environments by Alison Ravetz with Richard Turkington

Prefabs: A history of the UK temporary housing programme by Brenda Vale

Planning the Great Metropolis: The 1929 Regional Plan of New York and Its Environs by David A. Johnson

Rural Change and Planning: England and Wales in the twentieth century by Gordon E. Cherry and Alan Rogers

Planning Europe's Capital Cities: Aspects of nineteenth-century urban development by Thomas Hall

Politics and Preservation: A policy history of the built heritage, 1882–1996 by John Delafons

Selling Places: The marketing and promotion of towns and cities, 1850–2000 by Stephen V. Ward

Changing Suburbs: Foundation, form and function edited by Richard Harris and Peter Larkham

The Australian Metropolis: A planning history edited by Stephen Hamnett and Robert Freestone

Utopian England: Community experiments 1900–1945 by Dennis Hardy

Urban Planning in a Changing World: The twentieth century experience edited by Robert Freestone

Twentieth-Century Suburbs: A morphological approach by J.W.R. Whitehand and C.M.H. Carr

Council Housing and Culture: The history of a social experiment by Alison Ravetz

Planning Latin America’s Capital Cities, 1850–1950 edited by Arturo Almandoz

Exporting American Architecture, 1870–2000 by Jeffrey W. Cody

Planning by Consent: The Origins and Nature of British Development Control by Philip Booth

The Making and Selling of Post-Mao Beijing by Anne-Marie Broudehoux

Planning Middle Eastern Cities: An urban kaleidoscope in a globalizing world edited by Yasser Elsheshtawy

Globalizing Taipei: The political economy of spatial development edited by Reginald Yin-Wang Kwok

New Urbanism and American Planning: The conflict of cultures by Emily Talen

Remaking Chinese Urban Form: modernity, scarcity and space. 1949–2005 by Duanfang Lu

Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities edited by David L.A. Gordon

Planning the Megacity: Jakarta in the twentieth century by Christopher Silver

Designing Australia’s Cities: Culture, commerce and the city beautiful, 1900–1930 by Robert Freestone

Ordinary Places, Extraordinary Events: Citizenship, democracy and urban space in Latin America edited by Clara Irazábal

The Evolving Arab City: Tradition, modernity and urban development edited by Yasser Elsheshtawy

Stockholm: The making of a metropolis by Thomas Hall

Dubai: Behind an urban spectacle by Yasser Elsheshtawy

Capital Cities in the Aftermath of Empires: Planning in central and southeastern Europe edited by Emily Gunzburger Makaš and Tanja Damljanović Conley

Lessons in Post-War Reconstruction: Case studies from Lebanon in the aftermath of the 2006 war edited by Howayda Al-Harithy

Orienting Istanbul: Cultural capital of Europe? edited by Deniz Göktürk, Levent Soysal and İpek Türeli

The Making of Hong Kong: From vertical to volumetric by Barrie Shelton, Justyna Karakiewicz and Thomas Kvan

Urban Coding and Planning edited by Stephen Marshall

Planning Asian Cities: Risks and resilience edited by Stephen Hamnett and Dean Forbes

City and Soul in Divided Societies by Scott A. Bollens

Staging the New Berlin: Place marketing and the politics of reinvention post-1989 by Claire Colomb

Learning from the Japanese City: Looking east in urban design by Barrie Shelton

The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs edited by Sonia Hirt with Diane Zahm

Of Planting and Planning: The making of British colonial cities, 2nd edition by Robert Home

Healthy City Planning: Global health equity from neighbourhood to nation by Jason Corburn

Good Cities, Better Lives: How Europe discovered the lost art of urbanism by Peter Hall

The Planning Imagination: Peter Hall and the study of urban and regional planning edited by Mark Tewdwr-Jones, Nicholas Phelps and Robert Freestone

Garden Cities of Tomorrow? A new future for cottage estates by Martin Crookston

Sociable Cities: The 21st-century reinvention of the Garden City by Peter Hall and Colin Ward

Modernization, Urbanization and Development in Latin America, 1900s–2000s by Arturo Almandoz

Remaking the San Francisco–Oakland Bay Bridge: A case of shadowboxing with nature by Karen Trapenberg Frick

Great British Plans: Who Made Them and How They Worked by Ian Wray

Homeland: Zionism as Housing Regime, 1860–2001 by Yael Allweil

Olympic Cities: City Agendas, Planning and the World’s Games, 3rd edition

Globalizing Seoul: The City’s Cultural and Urban Change by Jieheerah Yun

Planning Metropolitan Australia edited by Stephen Hamnett and Robert Freestone

Trajectories of Conflict and Peace: Jerusalem and Belfast since 1994 by Scott Bollens

Planning Abu Dhabi: An Urban History by Alamira Reem Bani Hashim

Temporary Cities: Resisting Transience in Arabia by Yasser Elsheshawy

Planning Singapore: The Experimental City edited by Stephen Hamnett and Belinda Yuen

No Little Plans: How Government Built America’s Wealth and Infrastructure by Ian Wray

Being Urban: Community, Conflict and Belonging in the Middle East edited by Simon Goldhill

Festival Cities: Culture, Planning and Urban Life by John R. Gold and Margaret M. Gold

Riyadh: Transforming a desert city by Yasser Elsheshtway