LA+ is the interdisciplinary journal published by the Department of Landscape Architecture.
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.
Nearly 300 Master’s and PhD degrees were presented on Monday afternoon under a sunlit tent on Meyerson Plaza at PennDesign’s 2017 Commencement Ceremony. Capping off a weekend’s worth of festivities that began on Friday with a reception for the Year End Show for design graduates, the ceremony was led by Dean and Paley Professor Fritz Steiner, who shared the podium with Dr. Mindy Fullilove, who gave the Commencement Address; alumnus and Overseer Mark Gardner (MArch’00), who congratulated gradates on behalf of the Board of Overseers; PennDesign Alumni Association President Stuart Mardeusz (MArch’95); and the department and graduate group chairs.
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
Landscape Architecture faculty member Maria Villalobos and partner Carla Urbina were unanimously awarded Venezuela’s National Prize of Architecture.
Please welcome Professor Lisa Servon as chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning.
“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.”
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.
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
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.