A curated list of academic journals and magazines that publish research on sustainable architecture and place-making.

Research, reports and essay resources
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Journal of Traditional Building, Architecture and Urbanism

This magazine is aimed at all those people and institutions interested in traditional building, architecture and urbanism. Its articles are related to the theory and practice of these disciplines. Its objective is to promote the creation of places and buildings that are in harmony with the local culture and tradition and that are respectful of the environment and its natural resources. It also aims to provide a better knowledge of the traditional constructive cultures of the various regions of the world and, with it, a greater respect towards them that may contribute to their better preservation and to their continuity.

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Journal of Urbanism: International Research on Placemaking and Urban Sustainability

The Journal of Urbanism is a multi-disciplinary journal that focuses on human settlement and its relation to the idea of sustainability, social justice and cultural understanding. It is concerned with the relative impact of design on environmental perception, urban liveability and the experience of space. The journal addresses a wide range of urban concerns, and aims, by publishing research from a variety of theoretical, methodological and conceptual perspectives, to create an attitude of sustainability toward urban form.

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Built environment and social well-being: How does urban form affect social life and personal relationships?

Cities: The International Journal of Urban Policy and Planning

Cities publishes articles on many aspects of urban planning and policy published by Elsevier. It distinguishes itself by providing an international and interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of ideas and information among urban planners, policy makers and analysts, and urbanists from all disciplines.

The primary aims of the journal are to analyse and assess past and present urban development and management as a reflection of effective, ineffective and non-existent planning policies; and the promotion of the implementation of appropriate urban policies in both the developed and the developing world.

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Vernacular Architecture

Vernacular Architecture is the academic journal of the Vernacular Architecture Group. Global in its approach, the journal welcomes papers that use the detailed study of traditional buildings to explore the societies, cultures, and environments that shape them. Papers may focus on construction techniques and materials, historical development and design, and the social and economic contexts in which buildings were erected. Historical, ethnological, and archaeological approaches are welcomed, as are comparative studies, and papers which focus on the histories of individually significant buildings. Such papers sit alongside theoretical discussions on the concept and nature of vernacular architecture. The focus of all papers should be the vernacular buildings themselves.

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URBAN DESIGN International

This journal offers a useful resource for urban designers, architects, planners, landscape architects, developers and academic researchers involved in architectural and planning education and practice.

URBAN DESIGN International functions as both a vehicle for research and advice, and a truly international discussion network for scholars, academics, and working professionals engaged in the multi-disciplinary field of urban design and management. The journal includes a variety of content, from in-depth papers and reviews of projects, to book reviews, comments on previous contributions, insight from working designers; and a running calendar of international events.

Among topics addressed in the journal are urban design, development and management; transportation and highway design; heritage and local identity; urban revitalization; inequality and suburban design; classifying community space at a historic sites; garden cities for the twenty-first century; and more.

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