The Editors of Transactions are pleased to announce that Vol.5 (2) of Transactions of AESOP on 'Changing Contexts for Planning Education' is now available on the Journal's new Open Journal platform. It brings together a selection of papers which address a range of current themes and issues in planning education, including - the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, new technologies and modes of teaching delivery, the teaching of landscape in planning programmes, and, the internationalisation of planning student cohorts and curricula.

We would also like to take this opportunity to draw attention to the fact that Transactions is now included in the Directory of Open Access Journals. A new website has also been launched which facilitates online submission of articles for consideration, review, and publication. The Journal remains open to contributions from all scholars who would like to share their research in the planning discipline. This includes the findings of original research in planning and related fields of academic enquiry and ‘think pieces’ and policy focussed articles that address diverse contemporary themes in planning.