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Journal of Planning History

Journal of Planning History

eISSN: 15526585 | ISSN: 15385132 | Current volume: 22 | Current issue: 1 Frequency: Quarterly
The Journal of Planning History (JPH), a quarterly peer-reviewed journal from SAGE Publications, provides a scholarly outlet for the growing multidisciplinary cadre of academics and practitioners in the broad field of planning history.

The Journal of Planning History publishes peer-reviewed articles, commentaries, review essays, and exhibition/conference reviews in the field of planning history, especially dealing with the Americas, and including transnational interactions. JPH invites scholars and practitioners of planning to submit articles and features on the full range of topics embraced by city and regional planning history, including planning history in the Americas, transnational planning experiences, planning history pedagogy, planning history in planning practice, the intellectual roots of planning processes, and planning history historiography.

The journal also provides professors of planning history with an effective tool for classroom instruction. It replaces SACRPH’s occasional publication, Planning History Studies.



The Journal of Planning History publishes peer-reviewed articles, book, conference and exhibition reviews, commissioned essays, and updates on new publications on the history of city and regional planning, with particular emphasis on the Americas. JPH invites scholars and practitioners of planning to submit articles and features on the full range of topics embraced by city and regional planning history, including planning history in the Americas, transnational planning experiences, planning history pedagogy, planning history in planning practice, the intellectual roots of the planning processes, and planning history historiography.

Sonia Hirt University of Georgia, USA
Review Editor
Andrew Whittemore University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, USA
Editorial Advisory Board
Arturo Almandoz Universidad Simón Bolívar, Venezuela
Robin Bachin University of Miami, USA
John Bauman University of Southern Maine, USA
Eugenie Ladner Birch, F.A.I.C.P. University of Pennsylvania, USA
Eve Blau Harvard University, USA
Robert Fishman University of Michigan, USA
Robert Freestone University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia
David Gordon Queens University, Canada
Richard Greenwald Brooklyn College, USA
Richard Harris McMaster University, Ontario, Canada
Michael Hebbert University of Manchester, UK
Greg Hise University of Nevada, Las Vegas, USA
Jyoti Hosagrahar Columbia University, USA
Alison Isenberg Princeton University, USA
Laura Kolbe University of Helsinki, Finland
Abidin Kusno University of British Columbia, Canada
Kristin Larsen University of Florida, USA
Richard Longstreth George Washington University, USA
Randall Mason University of Pennsylvania, USA
Madalena Cunha Matos Technical University of Lisbon, Portugal
Martha Mcnamara Wellesley College, USA
Stuart Meck Rutgers University, USA
Mervyn Miller Hempstead Garden Suburb Trust, UK
Jon Peterson City University of New York (CUNY), USA
Panayiota Pyla University of Cyprus, Cyprus
Eric Sandweiss Indiana University, USA
Mary Corbin Sies University of Maryland, College Park, USA
Christopher Silver University of Florida, USA
June Manning Thomas University of Michigan, USA
Lawrence Vale Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
Stephen Ward Oxford Brookes University, UK
Shun-ichi J. Watanabe Science University of Tokyo, Japan
Belinda Yuen Singapore University of Technology and Design, Singapore
  • America: History and Life
  • Clarivate Analytics: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI)
  • Historical Abstracts
  • ProQuest: CSA Worldwide Political Science Abstracts
  • Scopus
  • Sociological Abstracts
  • Manuscripts should be submitted to the editorial office at

    Manuscripts are evaluated for appropriateness to the journal objective, originality in research and approach, clarity of presentation, and relevance to previously published literature in the field. Manuscripts should be between 15 and 25 pages (using a standard 12 pt font), not including illustrations. Authors are encouraged to submit illustrations and other graphics that help to illuminate the themes of the contribution, and that will reproduce effectively in black and white. High resolution images (300 DPI) should be in the following formates: editable images: .eps, word and excel format; high resolution: .jpg and .tiff format. The manuscript should include an abstract of 100 words, a short biography of the author (50-100 words) and key words. Bibliographic citations should be provided in an endnotes section, in accordance with the guidelines of The Chicago Manual of Style (15th ed.). The following examples indicate the style of citations:

    Article in a Journal

    1. Mervyn Miller, "Transatlantic Dialogue: Raymond Unwin and the American Scene," Planning History 22, no. 2 (May 2000): 17-38.

    Chapter in a Book

    1. Michael H. Lang, "The Design of Yorkship Garden Village," in Planning the Twentieth Century American City, ed. Mary Corbin Sies and Christopher Silver, 120-44 (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 1996).


    1. Joan Draper, Edward Bennett: Architect and City Planner, 1874-1954 (Chicago: Art Institute of Chicago, 1982).

    Newspaper (author named)

    1. Mike Royko "Next Time, Dan, Take Aim at Arnold," Chicago Tribune, September 23, 1992.

    Newspaper (author not named)

    1. "The Washington of the North," Ottawa Evening Journal, June 19, 1983.

    Permissions: Articles accepted, published or submitted for publication elsewhere cannot be considered. If an article contains material reproduced from other sources (including illustrations), the necessary written permission from the author(s) or source must be secured prior to publication. In other words, all figures, tables, charts, and other artwork should be submitted and must be cited in the text with appropriate descriptive headings. All artwork must also be submitted in high-resolution electronic form. (High-resolution images should come in a separate file from the manuscript). We suggest that you should obtain a grant of permission in case you have used any copyrighted element or portion of text/figures (especially) in your journal article.

    Before publication, authors are requested to assign copyright to Sage; they retain their right to reuse material in other publications, written or edited by themselves, with first publication credit to the journal.

    OnlineFirst: Journal of Planning History offers OnlineFirst, by which forthcoming articles are published online before they are scheduled to appear in print. OnlineFirst is a feature offered through SAGE's electronic journal platform, SAGE Journals. It allows final revision articles (completed articles in queue for assignment to an upcoming issue) to be hosted online prior to their inclusion in a final print and online journal issue. This feature is commonly referred to as publish ahead of print. Access to full-text OnlineFirst articles are only available to paid subscribers or through a site license. OnlineFirst provides clear benefits to all researchers and users of the journal's online content.

    The feature allows subscribers and members the ability to access the very latest papers in the field. Authors also benefit from greatly reduced lead times between submission and publication of articles. Without OnlineFirst, an author's work would only appear online once a finalized issue was sent to print. However, with OnlineFirst, manuscripts can appear online while other articles are being completed for an upcoming issue.

    Each OnlineFirst manuscript is citable using the date of the manuscript's first online posting and the Digital Object Identifiers (DOI). Once an OnlineFirst article is assigned to its final issue and given its bibliographic data, such as volume, issue, and first page number, the hosting of the article online transitions from the OnlineFirst listing to that of the completed issue.

    Supplemental Online Material: Authors are free to submit certain types of supplemental material for online-only publication. If the manuscript is accepted for publication, such material will be published online on the publisher’s web site, linked to the article.

    Authors who would like to refine the use of English in their manuscripts might consider using the services of a professional English-language editing company. We highlight some of these companies at

    Please be aware that SAGE has no affiliation with these companies and makes no endorsement of them. An author's use of these services in no way guarantees that his or her submission will ultimately be accepted. Any arrangement an author enters into will be exclusively between the author and the particular company, and any costs incurred are the sole responsibility of the author.

    Data Sharing: At SAGE, we are committed to facilitating openness, transparency and reproducibility of research. Where relevant, The Journal encourages authors to share their research data in a suitable public repository subject to ethical considerations and where data is included, to add a data accessibility statement in their manuscript file. Authors should also follow data citation principles. For more information please visit the SAGE Author Gateway, which includes information about SAGE’s partnership with the data repository Figshare.

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