Projections 1: Remaking Crisis Cities

Projections, the Journal of the MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning, focuses on the most innovative and cutting edge research in planning. Each volume is devoted to a different topic of interest to planning scholars, students, and professionals. As a peer-reviewed publication, Projections welcomes original high quality submissions at the vanguard of planning theory and practice.

Volume One focuses on the problems of cities around the world, and on the efforts, both of planners and others, to remedy these urban problems. This theme was inspired by a colloquium of the same name that the Department hosted in the spring of 1999, directed by Andrew Altman, now Washington, D.C.'s planning director, and Brent D. Ryan, a doctoral student in the Department of Urban Studies and Planning and editor for this issue of Projections. The colloquium emphasized the many diverse efforts to remake troubled American cities and invited leading practitioners to come speak on the work they were undertaking in their particular cities. 

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