Lincoln Planning Review

The award winning Lincoln Planning Review  (LPR) is published by the Lincoln University Planning Association (LUPA) and is a Research Centre for Land Environment and People publication.  It is published free on line as a PDF on the LEAP Website.  Both full double- blind peer reviewed scholarly articles and editorially reviewed comments and student articles are published, in addition to items of general interest, advice and news of relevance to planners, especially environmental planners and managers  In 2011 Lincoln University won an Award of Merit from the New Zealand Planning Institute for the Lincoln Planning Review.

The current is of LPR can be viewed by clicking here.

All previous issues are available by clicking here.

LPR is edited and produced by Lincoln University environmental management and planning students from first to postgraduate level. It is  published twice each year.  the students are supported by staff and a professionally qualified advisory panel.  Research articles are peer reviewed.  The first issue of the first volume of LPR was published in January 2009. 

Among its goals LPR intends to keep the community, professional planners, high school teachers, careers advisors, and students informed of local or regional topical planning issues, share research and enable professionals to exchange views of local and regional (rather than national) interest.  The involvement of students in all stages of editing and publishing LPR enables them to develop skills in professional communication and critical thinking.

The focus of the first issue each year is intended to emphasise student and professional practice material and the second issue has more of an emphasis on (staff) research. Each issue includes comments and updates on various matters and issues and a Q&A section "Planning Pains? Don't Panic" commences in the second issue.  The second issue each year also includes a list of planning related research theses and dissertations completed or lodged in the Lincoln University library the previous year.  This enables potential students to get ideas as to the range of possible topics for research and provides information to practitioners on the most recent research relevant to their fields.  Material in LPR is intended to be helpful to students doing Planning and Decision-Making units at high schools.

Feedback (and ideas for articles) on LPR is welcome and should be addressed to with "LPR feedback" in the subject line.  Those wishing to be placed on its free email subscription list should email the same address with "Subscribe LPR" in the subject line and indicate if they wish to be directly sent a PDF electronically or would prefer to just be notified when each edition is made available for downloading from the LEAP website

Hamish Rennie
Editor-in-Chief, LPR

Public Perceptions of New Zealand's Environment
All the reports are available in hard copy and electronically (2000, 2002, 2004, 200620082010 and 2013).
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Refereed papers:

Kartikasari, S.N., Rixecker, S.S. Espiner, S.R , Colfer, C.J.P. (Forthcoming). Seeing the forest as more than its trees:  local stakeholders' perceptions of natural forest benefits in Gorontalo, Indonesia. International Journal of Environmental Policy and Decision Making.

Becken, S. (2011). A critical review of Tourism and Oil. Annals of Tourism Research, 38(2), 359-79.


Books, Chapters and Reports:

Rennie H G & P A Memon 2010: Australian and New Zealand Association of Planning Schools 2010 Conference Proceedings Lincoln University: ANZAPS

Becken, S., Hay, J. & Espiner, S. (in press). The risk of climate change for tourism in the Maldives. In Buter, R. & Carlsen, J. (eds). Island Tourism Development. Journeys towards Sustainability. CABI, Oxford, Wallingford, UK.





Becken, S. 2008. Report. The UN Climate Change Conference, Bali: What It Means for Tourism. Journal of Sustainable Tourism, 16(2): 246-248.

Egoz, S. 2008.  Deconstructing the hegemony of nationalist narratives through landscape architecture.  Landscape Research. 33(10): 29-50.

Egoz, S. 2007.  One place - different memories: the role of planning in the production of urban space.  Landscape Journal.  26(2): 330-331.

Egoz, S. 2007.  Nation, City, Place: rethinking nationalism.  Landscape Review. 11(2): 57-59.

McCallum, W.; Hughey, K.F.D; Rixecker, S.S.  2007.  Community environmental management in New Zealand: Exploring the realities in the metaphor.  Society & Natural Resources. 20(4): 323-336.

Rixecker, S. 2007.  Re-negotiating the natural resource map: The political ecology of oil. Presented at the Association of American Geographers Annual Conference; 17-21 April; San Francisco, California, USA.

Rixecker, S.  2006.  Human (In)Security Amidst Natural Resource Disputes: Reasserting Human Rights through Contemporary Environmental Management Issues.  New Zealand Political Studies Association annual conference; 28-29 August; Christchurch, New Zealand.

Becken, S. 2005. Considering tourism in climate change policy. 6th Open Meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change; 9-13 October; Bonn, Germany.


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