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Planning Theory & Practice

Virtual Special Issue

Planning Theory & Practice is published by Routledge in conjunction with the Royal Town Planning Institute. Below you will find a list of shortlisted and prize-winning papers from AESOP's Best Published Paper awards. 

The articles below are free-access via this page only up until 31st December 2022.

Planning Theory & Practice's nominated paper for 2019: 

Article TitleAuthor(s)VolumeIssueYear
Is Planning ‘Secular’? Rethinking Religion, Secularism, and PlanningBabak Manouchehrifar1952018

Planning Theory & Practice's previously shortlisted and prize-winning papers: 

Article TitleAuthor(s)VolumeIssueYear
2018 shortlisted
Land use, planning, and the “difficult character of property”
Nicholas Blomley1832017
2018 shortlisted
Confronting collective traumas: an exploration of therapeutic planning
Aftab Erfan1812017
2016 shortlisted
Planning with half a mind: Why planners resist emotion
Howell Baum1642015
2015 winner
Intellectuals and the production of space in the urban renewal process in Hong Kong and Taipei*
Mee-Kam Ng 1512014
2014 shortlisted
Knowledge-based land use and transport planning? Consistency and gap between “state-of-the-art” knowledge and knowledge claims in planning documents in three Scandinavian city regions
Petter Naess1442013
2013 shortlisted
Outcomes from Community Engagement in Urban Regeneration: Evidence from England's New Deal for Communities Programme
Paul Lawless and Sarah Pearson1342012
2011 shortlisted
Unsettling Insurgency: Reflections on Women's Insurgent Practices in South Africa
Paula Meth1122010
2010 shortlisted
Is There a Role for Evidence-Based Practice in Urban Planning and Policy?
Kevin Krizek, Ann Forsyth, and Carissa Schively Slotterback 1042009
2009 shortlisted
From Government to Governance? Politics of Planning in the First Decade of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region
Mee-Kam Ng 922008
2006 winner
The Place of Alternative Culture and the Politics of its Protection in Berlin, Amsterdam and Melbourne*
Kate Shaw622005

*AESOP Best Published Paper award winners

Planning Theory & Practice

Planning Theory & Practice provides an international focus for the development of theory and practice in spatial planning and a forum to promote the policy dimensions of space and place. Planning Theory & Practice aims to challenge theory and change practice and is distinctive in its commitment to publishing content which combines intellectual rigour with practical impact. The Editors invite theoretically informed and robustly researched papers which raise issues at the leading edge of planning theory and practice. Papers on controversial subjects are welcomed and supported. Authors are requested to draw out the wider significance of their particular contribution and to write for a broad disciplinary and international audience.

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