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Planum - The Journal of Urbanism
Registered by the Court of Rome on 4/12/2001 under the number 514/2001
ISSN 1723-0993


DIRECTOR
• Patrizia Gabellini, Politecnico di Milano | patrizia.gabellini@polimi.it
 
ASSISTANT DIRECTORS
 Andrea Di Giovanni, Politecnico di Milano | andrea.digiovanni@polimi.it 
 Giulia Fini, Politenico di Milano | giulia.fini@polimi.it
 
EDITOR IN CHIEF
 
Cecilia Maria Saibene | saibene.cecilia.planumnet@gmail.com

EDITORIAL STAFF
• Paola Piscitelli | piscitelli.paola.planumnet@gmail.com
 Anita De Franco
 
Francesca Leccis (Internship)

PAST CONTRIBUTORS & COLLABORATORS
Claudia Botti, Salvatore Caschetto, Diana Cerri, Pietro Elisei, Arman Fadei, Leonora Grceva, Petra Potz, Marina Reissner, Ariane Sept, Martina Koll-Schretzenmayr, Catherine Vandermeulen, Nicola Vazzoler (Graphic Design)Annalisa Gorgitano (Internship), Minoo Javareshkian (Internship), Marta Ponti (Internship), Davide Pozzoni (Internship).

SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE
• Bandarin Francesco, Assistant Director-General for Culture of UNESCO
• Basabe Montalvo Luis Manuel, ETSAM-UPM, Madrid
• Bertolini Luca, UvA Universiteit Van Amsterdam
• Cremaschi Marco, SciencesPo, Parigi
• Eckardt Frank, Bauhaus-Universität Weimar
• Gallent Nick, UCL, Bartlett School of Planning
• Grønning Marius, Norwegian University of Life Sciences
• Knieling Joerg, HafenCity Universität Hamburg
• Llop Carlos, Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya
• Madanipour Ali, Newcastle University
• Pasqui Gabriele, Politecnico di Milano
• Viganò Paola, Università IUAV, Venezia

BOOK REVIEWS SECTION
(IBIDEM) LE LETTURE DI PLANUM
• Luca Gaeta, Politecnico di Milano | Editor | luca.gaeta@polimi.it
• Francesco Curci (Ibidem Project) 
• Carlotta Fioretti (Ibidem Project) 
• Silvia Gugu (Ibidem Project) 
• Marco Milini (Ibidem Project) 
• Laura Pierantoni (Ibidem Project)
• Nicola Vazzoler (Ibidem Project) 

MOVIES SECTION
URBAN PLANNING MOVIES ARCHIVES
• Leonardo Ciacci, Università IUAV di Venezia | Editor | ciacci@iuav.it

PLANUM PUBLISHER
 Cecilia Maria Saibene | Editor | saibene.cecilia.planumnet@gmail.com
 Laura Infante
 
Paola Piscitelli
Graphic Design
• Alizarina, Nicola Laurora, Anna Moro, Anna Terracciano, Nicola Vazzoler 



TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS FOR NEW CONTENTS ON PLANUM:

• FOR ARTICLES OR SPECIAL ISSUES:
Planum Staff: planum.magazine@gmail.com  
Patrizia Gabellini: patrizia.gabellini@polimi.it 

Giulia Fini: giulia.fini@polimi.it
Andrea Di Giovanni: andrea.digiovanni@polimi.it 

 
• FOR NEWS, EVENTS OR NEWSLETTERS:
planum.news@gmail.com  

• FOR A BOOK'S PRESENTATION 
planum.books@gmail.com 

• FOR A BOOK'S REVIEW in (ibidem) LE LETTURE DI PLANUM:
Luca Gaeta: luca.gaeta@polimi.it
planum.ibidem.2017@gmail.com 

• FOR THE SECTION "URBAN PLANNING MOVIES ARCHIVE"
Leonardo Ciacci: ciacci@iuav.it

• FOR ANY FURTHER INFORMATION:
Planum Editorial Staff: planum.magazine@gmail.com  


 

WHAT

Planum was the first European www and on-line journal entirely devoted to the planners and to the whole community of people involved in city development and the protection of the environment. Planum may be the ideal follower of paper journals and magazines that have been for some 90 years the sole yet unique tool for practitioners and scholars to disseminate culture, models and experiences throughout Europe. Its box of tools is still the same of scientific journals: the making up of information, critic judgements, opinions, evaluations, values, presumptions which are the foundations of public policies and actions. Planum plays the role of the virtual interface of the European town and regional planning world. It offers several services to the whole of the "actors of the city": scholars, researchers and students, consultant planners, policy-makers especially at the local and regional level, employees in planning & design firms, people in technical professions. This happens in three ways:

  • recovering and organising the large amount of information about cities and regions which is piled in different public and private institutions, primarily in the archives of a few eminent scientific journals
  • creating a forum for a highly qualified professional activity
  • providing a set of services disseminating information towards professional users, stakeholders and decision-makers


WHO
Planum is property of INU (Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica, Italy) and managed by an international association, the "Planum Association".


WHEN AND WHY

The proposal for an on-line European Journal of Planning was first discussed at the workshop on "Town Planning Journals and Dissemination of the Discipline", organised at the 2nd Biennial of Towns and Planners (Rome, 12th September 1997) by INU (Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica, the Association that groups Italian town planners together).

The workshop was aimed to investigate the feasibility of an electronic journal of planning which would be jointly edited by the numerous journals working in the field of planning theory and practice. The proposal was discussed by the editors in chief of the main European journals in Great Britain (TPR), France (Urbanisme), Germany (Raumplanung), Spain (Urbanismo), Portugal (Sociedade e Territòrio), Switzerland (DISP), and Italy (Urbanistica).
This meeting was been the starting point for an intensive effort which has developed the first release of "Planum" in September 1999. The project aimed to favour the cohesion among EU member states and regions, activating an exchange network of information, reviews and proposals for urban design, regional planning and city management. For that aim, in 2000 it was presented and funded by…

The partners of the original project were:

  • INU, Istituto Nazionale di Urbanistica - Roma (co-ordinator)
  • DISP, Dokumente und Informationen zur Schweizerischen Orts-, Regional- und Landesplanung - Zürich
  • FNAU, Fédération Nationale d'Agences d'Urbanisme - Paris
  • IfR e.V., Informationskreis für Raumplanung e.V. - Dortmund
  • IEMB, Institut d'Estudis Metropolitans de Barcelona - Barcelona
  • TUB, Institut für Stadt- und Regionalplanung - Berlin
  • ST, Sociedade e Territòrio - Lisboa TPR
  • TPR, Town Planning Review - Liverpool
  • To know the Partners of the Planum Association in the present period, please visit the section 'Partners'

 

PERFORMANCE
Planum counts more than 1200 contacts a day on average (for over 9.500 pages 38.000 hits), 6.000 impressions and 15.300 view pages monthly. More than 20.500 planners (practitioners, researchers, governmental employees, local administrators, architects etc.) in over 90 countries of the world receive our periodical electronic newsletter. The Planum Internet Community consists of about 40.000 users.

TO PUBLISH

A wide and enthusiast participation is the basic condition to sustain Planum. To avoid the possibility of sending materials with a wrong editing or not publishable for technical lacks, there are some instructions for authors.
The texts proposed for publishing in the section Planum Magazine  are evaluated by 2 referees chosen by the editorial board according to their expertise. The two referees are part of the accademic world and are experts in different fields relateted to the topic's articles.