Our Commitment to Public Scholarship

With an engaged and extensive international readership, Places is widely recognized as an essential and trusted resource on the future of architecture, landscape, and urbanism. Through an intensive and highly selective editorial process, the journal has established itself as an unusual if not unique platform for rigorous and accessible writing on the built environment. Fully digital since 2009, Places enables the work of scholars to achieve high visibility and sustained impact.

In 2017, we unanimously moved to end the journal’s peer-review track in order to clarify and further strengthen our mission of public scholarship. The profound challenges of our time — urban inequality, environmental health, climate change, resource scarcity, technological innovation — demand that serious design thinking and practice move from the margins to the center of cultural discussion.

Now more than ever, Places is dedicated to that goal.

The Board of Directors
Places Journal


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