Projections 10: Designing for Growth and Change

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.

What strategies do urban designers have at their disposal to address these demands on city form? The seven articles in this issue of Projections outline a number of fresh approaches to thinking about growth and change in the built environment. They range from analyzing particular building typologies and infrastructure elements that have been found to act as generous hosts to shifting use patterns, to institutions, policies and planning processes that are required to support desired change or growth over time. Collectively, these articles scratch the surface of the topic from different angles and start forming a multifaceted picture of questions and solutions that a treatment of growth and change in the built environment requires. We hope that the discussion that follows will inspire the reader to propose additional ideas and to initiate further research on the topic.

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