I have recently come to the end of my time as an editor of Society and Space: Environment and Planning D. I took over from Gerry Pratt in autumn 2006, officially becoming editor with the first issue of 2007. The continuing editors – Deborah Cowen, Natalie Oswin and Mary Thomas – have written a very generous piece for the open site about this transition. It draws on my opening editorial back in 2007 and discusses what we’ve achieved since then, and a little on their plans for the future.
In addition, Sage have recently bought Pion, publisher of the Environment and Planning series, so this is a time of much change for the journal (more on the sale at The Bookseller). It’s in excellent hands with Deb, Natalie and Mary, and they will be appointing a new editor and review editors shortly. I’ll be continuing an involvement with the journal as an ‘honorary editor’ – joining Michael Dear, Gerry Pratt and Nigel Thrift – and as editor of a ‘Society and Space’ book series with Sage.