The Urban Review is a digital journal founded in 2018 by Master in Urban Planning students at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design. We collect and publish the work of planning, design, and architecture students on topics relevant to urban planning in a range of formats with an emphasis on critical engagement.
As students, we believe that we share a collective responsibility to engage in meaningful discussion about the fraught history of the urban planning profession and its most pressing issues today, including structural racism, income and wealth inequality, environmental justice, and the threat of climate change, among many others. We have found that these issues, many of which intersect, are not adequately addressed in our curriculum. In response, we offer an alternative space for progressive discourse on the history and future of our profession.