By Vrunda Vaghela + Chris Penalosa + Ian Hartz + Kirk Hovenkotter
The Fall 2013 edition of The Wagner Planner, Movements, is an exploration of the many changes taking place in the world of urban planning today. This issue first follows up from the previous issue’s feature on climate change and the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy, and takes a look at how New York City has evolved one year after Sandy in its long-term recovery and resiliency efforts. This issue continues, as it moves across a global spectrum examining the movement towards a new mayor-elect in New York City, the emergence of Citi Bike, Brazil’s planning for the World Cup, changes in Kenya’s government, the rural-urban migration taking place in China, to the rural methods of farming taking place at NYU. As students and practitioners study the movements taking place in urban planning today, this issue is a call for greater awareness of the effects on the environment and communities that reside within.