City and Regional Planning

Zhongjie Lin
Zhongjie Lin, an associate professor of city and regional planning who joined the faculty in the fall of 2018, talks about change in Philadelphia since he was a PhD student at PennDesign and his interest in utopianism.
Graduate architecture students in the L.A. River channel for a studio led by Florencia Pita, 2017
The Spring 2019 travel studios will take students to at least seven countries and 18 cities on three continents. But the design challenges and cultural traditions they present are even more varied than the list of destinations suggests.
Francesca Russello Ammon and Erick Guerra, newly-tenured associate professors at PennDesign
PennDesign congratulates faculty members Francesca Russello Ammon and Erick Guerra for earning tenure from the University.
William Witte and Keiko Sakamoto

Photo: Drew Altizer

PennDesign has received a $1.25 million gift from alumnus William Witte (C’73, MCP’75) and his wife, Keiko Sakamoto, Esq. to establish an annual prize for an outstanding planning student at PennDesign, along with a professional award for innovation and impact in planning.
Zhongjie Lin and Megan Ryerson
PennDesign proudly congratulates city and regional planning faculty members Zhongjie Lin and Megan Ryerson for earning tenure from the University.
Puerto Rico in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, 2017

Photo: Air Force Magazine on Flickr

Faculty and students in the City and Regional Planning and Landscape Architecture departments are working to address the problems facing Puerto Ricans in the aftermath of the deadly 2017 hurricane season, including those who relocated to Philadelphia.
A Perry World House event with Samantha Power, former United States ambassador to the United Nations,

Photo: Scott Spitzer via Penn Flickr

Three students from PennDesign talk about learning to navigate the world of policy as Graduate Associates at Perry World House.
Rendering for Crossing Guard, an RFID (Radio-frequency identification) tag system for vulnerable pedestrians in busy urban areas.

Students: Kristen Nicole Scudder, Li Zhuang, and Yuyang Yin

This fall, for the second time, Assistant Professor of City and Regional Planning Allison Lassiter led a class called Sensing the City, in which fifteen students from the City Planning, Masters of Urban Spatial Analytics, and Integrated Product Design programs used the prototyping platform Arduino to develop concepts for collecting data from and interacting with the urban environment.
Urban storefront area with pedestrians hanging out
In the introduction to Matt Miller’s 2018 dissertation, The Geography of Black Commerce and Culture, there’s a portrait of Georgette Powell, the owner of a Los Angeles restaurant called Mel’s Fish Shack, leaning on a counter in front of her kitchen with her head cocked to the right, smil
Jennifer Whittaker
Jennifer Whittaker, a PhD student in the Department of City and Regional Planning, has been selected to participate in one of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation’s leadership development programs.
Row houses in Philadelphia
https://real-estate.wharton.upenn.edu/profile/wachter/One of a spate of timely research projects Reina is involved with, the Plan proposes goals for housing production and preservation to tackle issues from eviction and homlessness to construction costs.
Vincent Reina
Vincent Reina, assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at PennDesign, is among the recipients of the 40 for 40 Fellowships, given by the Association for Public Policy Analysis & Management (APPAM).

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