The editors of the 2020 edition of Projections, MIT Department of Urban Studies and Planning’s journal, are seeking abstracts from authors interested in contributing to the upcoming issue, which explores the theme: ” Practices of Health in Unruly Environments”. This issue has a specific focus on articulating lessons from already-existing practices of health for practitioners in applied fields such as urban planning and public health.

Of interest are papers that investigate one or more practices of health which anticipate or respond to environmental changes across any combination of geographical and temporal scales: from the microbial to the planetary; from the sudden eruption to the imperceptibly slow burn. Contributors should explore the implications of their findings for practice, especially in urban planning and public health, and how their findings might be employed in the service of planning for healthy, livable and thriving human environments.

For more details, and/ or to submit an abstract (limit = 500 words), please go to You can also contact the editorial team at, if you have any queries.  Click to see PDF.