ISSN 1474-6824 (Online) ISSN 1474-6832 (Print)

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GBER was launched in 2001 as a refereed quarterly electronic journal with printed editions. It aims to have a wide international readership comprising of architects, planners, developmentalists, environmentalists and students from both the western and the developing world.

Although the main focus of GBER is the ‘Built Environment’ it also intends to include debates from the perspectives of the related macro socio economic, political and developmental issues. Its editorial policy particularly welcomes the views expressed through the socio culltural determinants of the present day ‘multi cultural’ society which influences the contemporary ‘Global Built Environment’.


The journal is genuinely interested in debates on the built environment of both the developing and the developed world. The idea is to foster an effective north south solidarity and provide a forum to encourage a better understanding and communication on a wide variety of built environment issues including the emerging ‘globalisation and its impact on both Eastern and Western multicultural built environments’.

Open House Press is Global Built Environment Reviews publisher. Open House Press is a publishing venture established in 2007 that has as its primary remit the sharing of information on global issues by writers around the world. For further details please visit http://www.openhousepress.co.uk


South Asian Cultural Studies is our sister journal. SACS was launched as a bi annual on-line journal aimed at an international readership with both general and multi-disciplinary interests in South Asian culture viewed from a range of critical perspectives. For further details please visit




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