Call for Papers
Volume 4 Urban Resilience and Recovery
Projections, the MIT Journal of Planning aims to provide the most in-depth,
innovative treatment of cutting-edge ideas in planning. Each volume is
devoted to a different topic of interest to planning scholars, students and
professionals. Projections is a unique collaboration between graduate
students in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning at MIT and an
Editorial Board composed of leading scholars in the areas most closely
linked to the topic under consideration.
Volume 4, Urban Resilience and Recovery, will investigate the rebuilding
processes following sudden urban disasters.
Tragedy has forced planning professionals and scholars to develop expertise
in human and natural disaster management, from the stabilization of public
health to the restoration of civic infrastructure. However, the recovery of
a city from trauma extends beyond the challenges of restoring basic urban
systems. What does the recovery process reveal about the balance of power
in the society seeking to rebuild? Which institutions and policies are
resilient and which are not? Whose vision of the future is built, and why?
What range of alternative strategies is considered and who develops those
strategies? What process of consensus dictates the form of commemoration?
What is the involvement of the planning profession?
Volume 4 invites contributions that speak to these issues. Submissions may
focus on the economic, political, or cultural forces that have enabled
cities to rebuild and to recover. Articles might alternatively examine the
recovery experience of a specific city, from trauma to reconstruction to
remembrance. Our goal is to assemble a broad-ranging investigation into
urban resilience and recovery.
As a peer-reviewed publication, Projections welcomes original, high quality
submissions at the vanguard of planning theory and practice. The Editorial
Board for Volume 4 will bring together leading academics and practitioners
whose work focuses on rebuilding cities after acute trauma; the Board will
include speakers from the 2001-2002 MIT Resilient Cities Colloquium.
Feature article submissions should not exceed 6,000 words. Shorter articles,
such as research briefs or student research notes, should not exceed 1,000
words. All submissions should be written according to the standards of the
American Psychological Association's Publication Manual. Footnotes should be placed at the end of the document. Please double-space all parts of the manuscript and leave one-inch margins on all sides. Tables should be separated from the text, not exceeding a width of 3.5 inches. Images should be provided in .tif format, not exceeding a width of 5 inches and a resolution of 600 dpi (a width of 3000 pixels).
Manuscripts should be submitted in triplicate to the address below. Manuscripts may also be sent via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for submission is December 30, 2002.
Sarah Roszler and Greg Morrow, Editors
Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]
Department of Urban Studies & Planning
Department of Architecture
77 Massachusetts Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139 Email: email@example.com Visit the website at http://resilientcity.mit.edu
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