City and Regional Planning

Proposal for NYC Aquarium and Public Waterfront by PennDesign Dean-designate Fritz Steiner and Merroir

The work of Merroir, a four-part team that includes PennDesign Dean-designate Fritz Steiner, was recently s

Jane Jacobs, 1961, Photo: Wikimedia Commons

The ever-prolific Witold Rybczynski offers a fresh compilation of essays in


Thousands of developments drastically changed the urban and suburban landscape in post-World War II America. And perhaps no other machine was more vital to America's post-war vision than the bulldozer.

The American Planning Association has selected 61 of its members to receive the planning profession’s highest honor: induction into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Certified Planners.

PennDesign Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor is featured in a new video honoring renowned architect Richard Rogers for his people-oriented building design and development.

Associate Professor of Urban Design Stefan Al recently edited Villages in the City: A Guide to South China's Informal Settlements (University of Hawaii Press in association

Part 1 of a two-part Q&A with Chris Marcinkoski, Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture, partner/director at PORT

Professor Guerra presented a paper on incorporating housing and transportation costs in measures of neighborhood affordability at a round-table on income inequality, social inclusion, and mobility at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) on April 4 and 5.

As part of a series of firsthand reports on PennDesign's Spring 2016 travel studios, three students shared their impressions—in words and images—of Beijing and environs.

The 2016 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects (AIA) elevated 149 AIA members to its prestigious College of Fellows, including University of Pennsylvania School of Design alumni Mary Buchanan Brush (MSHP’91); David Mark Riz (M.Arch&rsquo

The gantry and beach provided an access point to North Brother Island. The smokestacks are the most visible built fabric from the Bronx shore. Photo by Andrea Haley.

Even as the Spring semester is now in full swing, work from the Fall is not forgotten. Yimei Zhang (HSPV/CPLN '16) writes about a site visit to North Brother Island for Fall HSPV Studio 701.

Evan Rose


PennDesign mourns the loss of our friend, colleague, and teacher Evan Rose, Professor of Practice in Urban Design, who passed away on Monday, July 13 after a long illness that he faced with bravery and dignity.