From BIG-ONE-Sherwood’s proposal in the Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge (Watch video)
If Hurricanes Harvey and Irma drove home the threats to coastal cities in the U.S. from climate change—and the role for designers and planners in disaster prevention and mitigation—there was good news this month about efforts to storm-proof the West Coast.
Please welcome Professor Lisa Servon as chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning.
Lisa Servon, Professor and Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning, was interviewed on the PBS News Hour about the surprising logic behind the use of check cashers and payday loans. Servon shares her experiences working at various check-cashing businesses in researching her new book, The Unbanking of America: How the New Middle Class Survives.
“The first time I came to Penn as a student in 1975, my department chair, Ian McHarg, had become infatuated with cultural anthropology. He saw human ecology as a local extension of plant and animal ecology and thought ethnography employed methods that could be useful for design and planning. As a result, Professor McHarg hired a group of anthropologists.”
Shiva Kooragayala came to study City and Regional Planning at PennDesign after graduating from Emory University and currently is working as a Research Associate at the Urban Institute in Washington, D.C.
City and Regional Planning students in Assistant Professor Erick Guerra’s recent studio in Queretaro, Mexico contributed to a winning proposal for the UN Habitat’s Globa
Assistant Professor of Fine Arts Orkan Telhan celebrates the publication of his new book Designature (Revolver Publishing) with a book release party on Friday, March 31 in Ne
Landscape Architecture faculty member Maria Villalobos and partner Carla Urbina were unanimously awarded Venezuela’s National Prize of Architecture.
Social Impact Project team Serenity Soular is currently planning a garden work day event at the People's Garden the corner of 13th and Silver Street in North Philadelphia on Saturday March 25th from 10am-2pm.