European planning studies at 30–past, present and future

Dominic Stead*, Louis Albrechts

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This article introduces the 30th anniversary special issue of European Planning Studies. After briefly taking a retrospective look at some of the developments in planning research and practice over the last 30 years the article introduces a set of future-oriented perspectives which were commissioned specifically for this special issue. Each of the contributions contained in this special issue presents a unique perspective on the future prospects and directions for planning theory and practice in Europe. Taken together, these contributions contain a wealth of ideas which deserve further attention and reflection among planning scholars and practitioners.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2257-2266
Number of pages10
JournalEuropean Planning Studies
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 2023


  • emancipatory
  • European planning studies
  • prospective
  • retrospective
  • transformative

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