City and Regional Planning

Camden, New Jersey, is one of five Delaware River Valley cities that City and Regional Planning students looked at in a spring workshop on equity and sustainability.

Allentown, Reading, and Scranton, Pennsylvania; Camden, New Jersey; and Wilmington, Delaware: All five cities share high rates of poverty, a high concentration of shuttered factories, and a diminished resource base. With the Trump Administration expected to reduce federal support for areas like these, placing a greater burden on local initiatives, the Department of City and Regional Planning at PennDesign took up the challenge of envisioning what those initiatives might be in a workshop for first-year students coordinated by Professor and Chair John Landis; students presented their proposals to their instructors on campus last week.

“Before” (above) and “after” (next slide) transects show the locations where projects are being designed and the intended resiliency impact.

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.

From Okran Telhan’s Designature

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

Students work with community members to provide interactive input into the garden design during charrette

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.

In the first of a series of dialogues on equity presented this semester by the Department of City and Regional Planning, Professor

Erick Guerra, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, and

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

Maria Villalobos and Carla Urbina, Botanical Urban Landscapes of Maracaibo as Living Schools, recipient of the Venezuelan National Prize of Architecture

Landscape Architecture faculty member Maria Villalobos and partner Carla Urbina were unanimously awarded Venezuela’s National Prize of Architecture.

Assitant Professor Megan Ryerson recently won the Transportation Research Board’s 2016 Fred Burggraf Award. One of the highest honors presented by TRB, the international award recognizes the year’s best research paper by researchers 35 years of age or younger.

Within days of the presidential election, a publication entitled Indivisible: A Practical Guide for Resisting the Trump Agenda began circulating online, eventually drawing attention from The New Yorker, NPR

Lisa Servon at a book talk for Unbanking America: How the New Middle Class Survives

On January 30, Assistant Professor of Architecture Daniel Barber is among the panelists talking about “