IDPR editorial policy is to reflect international development planning policy and practice. This includes a focus on the physical, economic and social conditions of urban and rural populations. The journal explores current national and international policy agendas, achievements and strategies in this area, offering material of interest to its established academic and professional readership as well as to a broader critical audience.
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IDPR encourages shorter contributions alongside the traditional content of substantial scholarly papers: these include professional and research notes, and technical reports. 'Debate' and 'Viewpoint' features have opened the way to the publication of personal views and readers' responses. Conference reports will continue to appear from time to time and we have published a number of special thematic issues in recent volumes. The Book Review section is an important part of the journal, and the Editors also welcome proposals for longer book review articles.