Three decades of thought on planning education

Andrea I. Frank*

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This annotated bibliography provides an overview of the literature on planning education addressing issues ranging from curriculum content to pedagogy and program accreditation to nation-specific planning education. Its focus is on academic, English language journal texts; however, some key books and Web sites with significant sections devoted to planning education were also included. It was compiled as part of the author's work at the Subject Centre for Education in the Built Environment (CEBE) in the School of City and Regional Planning, Cardiff University with the principal goal to develop a subject-specific educational resource for academics. As such, the bibliography seeks to facilitate informed discussion, the identification of themes and knowledge gaps for further research, and to support the development of a research culture in planning education. Spanning a period of thirty plus years, the compilation offers an opportunity to link change in education to those in planning practice and higher education.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)15-67
Number of pages53
JournalJournal of Planning Literature
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Aug 2006


  • Curricula
  • Pedagogy
  • Planning education

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geography, Planning and Development


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