The Routledge Handbook of International Planning Education is the first comprehensive handbook with a unique focus on planning education. Comparing approaches to the delivery of planning education by three major planning education accreditation bodies in the United States, Australia, and the United Kingdom, and reflecting concerns from other national planning systems, this handbook will help to meet the strong interest and need for understanding how planning education is developed and delivered in different international contexts.

The handbook is divided into five major sections, including coverage of general planning knowledge, planning skills, traditional and emerging planning specializations, and pedagogy. An international cohort of contributors covers each subject’s role in educating planners, its theory and methods, key literature contributions, and course design.

Higher education’s response to globalization has included growth in planning educational exchanges across international boundaries; The Routledge Handbook of International Planning Education is an essential resource for planners and planning educators, informing the dialogue on the mobility of planners educated under different national schema.

part 1|27 pages


part 2|37 pages

Pillars of Planning Education

chapter 3|13 pages

Planning History

chapter 5|11 pages

Planning Law

part 3|48 pages


chapter 9|15 pages


part 4|69 pages

Planning Skills

chapter 11|7 pages

Research Design and Practice

chapter 12|11 pages

Quantitative Methods

chapter 13|17 pages

Qualitative Methods

chapter 14|12 pages

Spatial Analysis

chapter 15|10 pages


part 5A|107 pages

Traditional Subjects of Specialization

part 5b|49 pages

Essential Subjects of Planning Sustainable Places

chapter 25|10 pages

Climate Change

chapter 26|18 pages

Water Resources Planning

chapter 28|10 pages

Food Systems