The Journal of Housing and the Built Environment presents the refereed results of original scientific research, and new developments in policy and practice in the fields of housing, spatial planning, building and urban development.
The aim is to give international exposure to recent developments, providing a forum for the exchange and discussion of new ideas. The journal benefits a diverse readership of scientists, specialists, practitioners and policy-makers in government and in organizations dealing with housing and urban issues.

  • A high quality refereed journal combining expertise in the fields of housing, spatial planning, building and urban development.
  • Presents original scientific research and new developments in policy and practice in the fields of housing, spatial planning, building and urban development worldwide.
  • Gives international exposure to recent developments, thereby providing a forum for exchange and discussion of new ideas.
  • The special issues provide a forum to discuss new developments on one particular topic in depth.
  • As HBE includes papers on original scientific research as well as experiences from policy and practice, it provides a unique confrontation of theory and practice.
  • The journal benefits a diverse and international (both Western and non-Western) readership of scientists, specialists, practitioners and policy-makers in government and in organizations dealing with housing and urban issues.

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Editor-in-Chief
  • Peter J. Boelhouwer
Co-Editor
  • Queena Qian
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1.442 (2019)
Impact factor
1.808 (2019)
Five year impact factor
145 days
Submission to first decision
360 days
Submission to acceptance
185,252 (2020)
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Volume 36

Issue 1, March 2021

Part 1: Special Issue Title: Unpacking the Chinese Dream of Homeownership (first 9 articles), Part 2: Regular Articles (last 11 articles)

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