City and Regional Planning

Billy Fleming
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

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 “
Profile photos of the six Spring 2017 Lecturers

Clockwise from top left: Aki Sasamoto, A. Eugene Kohn, Dara Friedman, Steward Pickett, Carla Diana, Charles Renfro

Beginning Wednesday, January 18, PennDesign hosts more than 50 leading architects, artists, designers, planners, preservationists, and scholars in public lectures on the built environment and visual culture.
City and Regional Planning Student Shruthi Arvind and her team at the 2016 Geneva Challenge
The Philadelphia Chapter of Women in Transportation honored Amtrak Infrastructure Planning Manager Natalie Shieh (MCP’09) as its “Woman of the Year.” The
Crane shot of section of University City
On September 27, Crossways Professor and City and Regional Planning Department Chair John Landis testified before the Senate Majority Policy Committee (
Human Ecology: How Nature and Culture Shape Our Word. Frederick Steiner
Humans have always been influenced by natural landscapes, and always will be—even as we create ever-larger cities and our developments fundamentally change the nature of the earth around us.
UTC Convening.
Erick Guerra, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, and
Cover of "The Unbanking of America. How the New Middle Class Survives. By Lisa Servon"
Professor of City and Regional Planning Lisa Servon was recenlty invited to talk about her new book,
Marcelo and Milton Roberto at the Edificio Marques do Herval, Rio de Janeiro, 1952

Marcelo and Milton Roberto at the Edificio Marques do Herval, Rio de Janeiro, 1952; Photo courtesy Research and Documentation Center, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janiero

This winter, PennDesign faculty have been called upon by the media, cultural organizations and universities to share their expertise on topics from preservation in China to mid-century architecture in urban Brazil.
Eugenie Birch (right) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (center) at a meeting of the General Assembly of Partners at UN Habitat III

Eugenie Birch (right) and UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (center) at a meeting of the General Assembly of Partners at UN Habitat III

This century will see a substantial majority of the world’s population living in urban centers, and the challenges to both the public and private sectors are manifold. In working toward a coordinated global response, Eugenie Birch, Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Education in the Department of City and Regional Planning and Co-Director, Penn Institute for Urban Research, led a 24-person delegation from Penn at Habitat III, the United Nations Conference on Housing and Sustainable Development held in Quito, Ecuador.
Vincent Reina
Vincent Reina, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning, has received the 2016 Ph.D. Dissertation Award from the Association of Public Policy and Management (APPAM) for his work at the University of Southern California Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Bulldozer: Demolition and Clearance of the Postwar Landscape
Although the decades following World War II stand out as an era of rapid growth and construction in the United States, those years were equally significant for large-scale destruction. Francesca Russello Ammon's 

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