Welcome to the website for Planning Theory and Practice, 
an international journal for spatial planning and urban design.

A Statement on COVID-19

The Editorial Team at Planning Theory and Practice recognises the unprecedented challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, and the personal and professional implications that this is having for each one of us.  It is appropriate that we reassess our individual and collective priorities in the face of this highly demanding situation.  This reappraisal of priorities, of course, also applies to those involved in the publication of Planning Theory and Practice, whether editors, journal staff, authors, reviewers or publishers.  We appreciate that some authors, particularly early career scholars, will be anxious to see their papers in print, and we will do our best to facilitate the timely publication of contributions already in the pipeline.  We also recognise that many, including journal staff, editors authors and reviewers, have additional caring and other responsibilities at present, while some others have more time.  We are grateful to our authors and reviewers for your commitment to the journal, and are happy to offer flexibility if you need more time to complete your revisions or write a review.  As an Editorial Team we will do our best to maintain continuity, but we would ask for your patience.


Thank you for your understanding.  Stay healthy. 

We publish original peer-reviewed articles at the cutting edge of research and theoretical developments in the field, and explore their radical and transformative implications for practice and policy-making.

As of January 2018, Planning Theory & Practice has been selected for coverage in Clarivate Analytics products and services. Beginning with V16 (1) 2015, this publication will be indexed and abstracted in:

 Social Sciences Citation Index®

 Journal Citation Reports/ Social Sciences Edition

 Current Contents®/Social and Behavioral Sciences

Click on the side bar to read our mission statement, meet our team, or to get advice on submission.  To read the journal or to submit your work, click the appropriate link below.

  Click here to read the journal online                                                Click here to submit to the journal    

Recent Announcements

  • Heather Campbell and Patsy Healey at the RTPI The Editor of Planning Theory and Practice, Heather Campbell, and the founding Editor, Patsy Healey, talk here about the values and mission of the Journal - and its continuing relevance - at ...
    Posted Sep 9, 2020, 2:09 AM by Ellie Phillips
  • PTP Submissions Advice Author Alert!John Forester has written  A Practical Checklist for Submittals to Planning Theory and Practice full of useful guidelines for those submitting articles. 
    Posted Jun 8, 2020, 11:28 PM by Ellie Phillips
  • RTPI journal gets top academic listing Planning Theory and Practice (PTP), RTPI’s academic journal published jointly with Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, has been accepted by Clarivate Analytics for inclusion in the Social Sciences Citation Index ...
    Posted Feb 6, 2018, 1:57 AM by Ellie Phillips
  • Writing to impress the critics: make your article delicious Jill L Grant Writing to impress the critics: make your article delicious If you have research results to share or significant ideas to test you probably find yourself thinking about ...
    Posted Jan 10, 2017, 5:14 AM by Ellie Phillips
  • Video Abstract Float like a butterfly sting like a bee - Interface giving voice to young planning practitionersGiving voice to young planning practitioners - read the Interface for freehttp://www.tandfonline.com ...
    Posted Dec 7, 2016, 9:06 AM by Ellie Phillips
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