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Call for Papers: Urban Resilience and Recovery (fwd)

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  • asha.weinstein@sjsu.edu
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      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
      (http://resilientcity.mit.edu).

      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:
      Sarah Roszler and Greg Morrow, Editors
      Projections, MIT Journal of Planning, 7-346
      77 Massachusetts Avenue
      Cambridge, MA 02139

      Manuscripts may also be sent via email to projections@....

      The deadline for submission is December 15, 2002.


      GREG.MORROW [morrow@...]
      Massachusetts Institute of Technology [MIT]
      Department of Urban Studies & Planning
      Department of Architecture
      77 Massachusetts Ave.
      Cambridge, MA 02139

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