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School team write update to 'bible' of planning

A team of academics from the School have written the 15th edition to a book which first appeared fifty years ago.  JB Cullingworth's Town and Country Planning in the UK is often referred to as the 'bible' of planning and Professors Simin DavoudiJohn Pendlebury and Geoff Vigar, Trevor Hart, Dr Tim Townshend and Dr Dave Webb have updated it for a new audience.

The new edition incorporates major changes to planning which have taken place including the National Planning Policy Framework and the Localism Act.  The book is a core planning text book on undergraduate and postgraduate planning degrees in the UK.

To mark the fiftieth anniversary of its first edition a short film has been produced, including interviews with the authors.

The film is available via the School's youtube channel.


published on: 5 August 2015