City and Regional Planning

THE CITY THAT NEVER WAS

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

Panel speaking at OECD

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.

On the great wall of China

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

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’90);

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.

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.

Jane Jacobs

Jane Jacobs, 1961, Photo: Wikimedia Commons

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

The Bulldozer: America's tool for destruction, progress and disenfranchisement

From WNYC.org:

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.

Philadelphia Skyline at night

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

Villages in the City. A Guide to South China's Informal Settlements

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 wit

Tom Daniels

Professor Tom Daniels will serve as the Interim Chair of the Department of City and Regional Planning from July 1, 2015 to June 30, 2016. Professor John Landis will teach at Penn this fall and then take a sabbatical to the University of Sydney in Sydney, Australia for the spring 2016 semester.

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