Welcome to the 29th edition of Panorama, the Weitzman School of Design’s City and Regional Planning student journal. The work included in this year’s Panorama explores critical planning across a diverse set of environmental and regional contexts – preparing for the multifaceted global climate crisis, confronting legacies of colonialism in planning traditions and built environments, and building more responsive and equitable transportation systems.
This year’s issue engages with the direct and indirect effects of the COVID-19 pandemic that have defined the last year. It questions how the school we attend can uphold the anti-racist ideals that have been so prominently discussed in national conversations about racial justice.
We are also excited to announce the launch of Panorama’s website this year, featuring all the written and visual content from this year’s issue and archives from past years’ issues. We hope that the website will enable a broader audience for Panorama’s work, especially during these times when digital connections have become increasingly important.
While the range of topics in this publication is wide, each piece represents a facet of planning’s future and the critical decisions that we must make. It is our pleasure to share the 2021 edition of Panorama with you.