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Planning and Design has one of the fastest growing readerships of any journal in the field of urban planning and design.
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Its goal is the publication of high-quality articles which report leading edge research in the application of formal methods, methods models, and theories to spatial problems which involve the built environment and the spatial structure of cities and regions. The journal also specialises in new approaches to planning and design methods which explore ways of generating and evaluating optimal plans and policies.
With recent dramatic developments in computing and networking, the journal has become a forum for major research in the application of computers to planning and design, in particular the use of shape grammars, artificial intelligence, and morphological methods to buildings and towns, the use of multimedia and GIS in urban and regional planning, and the development of ideas concerning the virtual city. These are areas of research that the journal is especially interested in promoting at present but within the general frame work of promoting any new approaches to planning and design which reflect formal methods of inquiry and analysis.
The journal also publishes longer length reviews pertaining to topical issues in planning and design, as well as book reviews, comments and letters on articles, together with state-of-the-art reviews of the field.