City and Regional Planning

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.

Megan Ryerson spoke to Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC’s The Last Word on July 3, 2015 about the new era of airline competition in the aftermath of three major airline mergers, the 2008 recession, and extreme volatility in fuel prices.

The University of Pennsylvania School of Design is pleased to announce recipients of the 2015 Teaching Awards. Named in honor of the late G.

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

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.

Guerra's ACCESS article looks at land use and transit in Mexico City.

Each year, dozens of new transit lines open in cities around the world. Politicians invest in them in order to reduce congestion, increase accessibility, and improve their own ratings at the polls. But how effective are they?