The most useful hard copy resources for urban researchers are the scholarly and professional journals on planning and spatial governance. Some journals, such as Urban Policy & Research (Australia), contain both scholarly research articles and policy-related discussion papers. Geography journals are often a good additional source of information about urban policy and planning. Some journals have websites (see below).
For Australia, we recommend the following journals: Urban Policy & Research, Australian Planner (see also the newsletters of the RAPI's state divisions), Just Policy, Australian Geographical Studies, The Australian Geographer, Australian Journal of Public Administration, Australian Journal of Politics and History (contains useful descriptions of political and administrative changes and events in the states called ‘Political Chronicles’).
The key international journals are: International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, Planning Practice & Research, Planning Theory, Environment and Planning A, B, C & D (this is a series of four distinct journals: A has no subtitle, B is ‘Planning and Design’, C is ‘Government and Policy’, D is ‘Society and Space’), International Planning Studies, Cities, Journal of Environmental Planning and Management, Town Planning Review, Urban Studies, Housing Studies, Journal of Planning Education and Research.
We offer here a selection of some of the more informative web addresses relating to Australian and overseas urban policy. Be aware that web