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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Special Issue "Transparency in Planning"
In Italy transparency in planning has focused almost exclusively on access to official files and participation of the public in city-led participatory processes. In Tuscany, for example, the role of the "guarantor of information" in plan making was introduced in 1995 which, however, never went beyond ensuring a faster consultation of the official documentation.
This special issue is to be published in late 2016 and aims to collect experiences of practices and processes from around the world able to introduce significant elements of transparency in the negotiating processes among involved stakeholders. The purpose is to assess whether and how elements, practices and processes of transparency may affect the quality of planning and public participation. Articles which focus on empirical experiences are particularly welcome. However, we also encourage authors to contribute theoretically to the debate.