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City and Regional Planning students Alex Schieferdecker, Kathryn Kramer and Jarred Toups filed this report on designing new relationships with flood infrastructure in South Florida as part of a Spring 2017 travel studio with Associate Professor Stefan Al.
At a public pitch session at the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy on Tuesday, the University of Pennsylvania School of Design’s 2017 iDesign Prize was awarded to Burrow, a modular, luxury couch company that’s poised to revolutionize the way people buy and interact with their furniture. The team behind Burrow includes Wharton students Kabeer Chopra, Alex Kubo, and Stephen Kuhl, and Portland-based furniture designer Leah K.S. Amick.
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 Global Public Space Program. Their plan for a multimodal transportation and public space project in the poor suburban neighborhood of Santa Maria Magdalena was part of the competition entry that recently earned a $100,000 implementation grant.
In keeping with the season, several PennDesign students recently volunteered to take “spring cleaning” to a whole new level. Working with the nonprofit Rebuilding Together Philadelphia (founded in 1988 by a Wharton student) and joining over 500 volunteers, 90 students participated in a three-day "Block Build" in the Belmont neighborhood of Philadelphia the last weekend in March.
LA+ is the interdisciplinary journal published by the Department of Landscape Architecture. Teams of students work alongside Chair of Landscape Architecture Richard Weller and Editor-in-Chief Tatum Hands to produce each issue. In the most recent issue, LA+ Identity, Paul Preissner, Associate Professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago School of Architecture, writes about Munich, North Dakota.
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