Journal of the American Planning Association

Since 1935, the quarterly Journal of the American Planning Association has published research, commentaries, and book reviews useful to practicing planners, policy makers, scholars, students, and citizens of urban, suburban, and rural areas.

JAPA publishes only peer-reviewed, original research and analysis. It aspires to bring insight to planning the future, to air a variety of perspectives, to publish the highest quality work, and to engage readers.

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JAPA is the quarterly journal of record for the planning profession. Subscriptions are available in digital and print editions, with discounts for APA members. Non-subscribers may browse tables of contents, view abstracts, and purchase individual articles. 

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