Planners Network

The Organization of Progressive Planning

Magazine & Publications

Today, the key publication of Planners Network is the new online Magazine, Progressive City: Radical Alternatives.

Up until Spring 2016, the main publication of Planners Network was the Progressive Planning magazine, published quarterly.

This section focuses on regular publications of Planners Network. A number of one-off working papers and case studies are available in our Case Studies section.

PN began publishing a newsletter for its members in 1975. Eventually, the newsletter grew to include articles about a broad range of issues of concern to progressive planners. Beginning with the Winter 2002 issue, PN started publishing a 48-page quarterly magazine instead of the bi-monthly newsletter. In 2003 the magazine was renamed Progressive Planning: The Magazine of Planners Network. We also launched an E-Newsletter to update members on more time-sensitive information. And in Fall 2016, we replaced Progressive Planning with the online magazine, Progressive City: Radical Alternatives, to reach a broader audience.

The online Magazine seeks to be an important means for networking among members, a source of innovative ideas, and forum for controversial policy questions neglected in mainstream planning circles. The Magazine is still a work in progress. We have an all-volunteer Editorial Board and a few paid assistants, but shortly will need a greater paid staff to handle the growing responsibilities.

To get access to all the articles of Progressive City and the back issues of Progressive Planning (2003-2016), you can become a member. See the Membership page for more details.

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Planners Network is an association of professionals, activists, academics, and students involved in physical, social, economic, and environmental planning in urban and rural areas, who promote fundamental change in our political and economic systems.