Italian Journal of Planning Practice

The Italian Journal of Planning Practice (IJPP) is an open access brand new academic journal which adheres to the BOAI definition of open access and all users have the right to read, download, copy, distribute, print, search, or link to the full texts of these articles. IJPP aims at establishing a source for information on Italian planning practice and international planning practices of particular interest to the Italian context. The journal is concerned with encouraging reflections and disseminating knowledge and research on the peculiar characteristics of Italian planning practice and policy all across the world to the widest possible readership. Research papers on comparative case studies are also partcularly welcomed.

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Vol 6, No 1 (2016): Pre print 2016 - Special Issue

This issue is not complete. Articles are published as pre-print and online first in the pre-print section.

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Post-earthquake recovery in peripheral areas: the paradox of small municipalities’ reconstruction process in Abruzzo (Italy) PDF
Grazia Di Giovanni
Positive thinking: an innovative strategy of Local Development in the “Inner Areas PDF
Veronica Lo Presti
Transparency in Planning Practice: Contemporary urban reform in India PDF
Chandrima Mukhopadhyay