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Recent Publications Explore Megacities, Resilience, Farmland Preservation, and More
As a new academic year begins, scholarship coming out of the Weitzman School is engaging a range of topics, including farmland preservation in Pennsylvania and Maryland, development in the megacities of Latin America, architectural resilience in Japan, and the socio-ecological legacy of Design With Nature. This is a sampling of Weitzman faculty and student research published over the summer and scheduled to be released this fall. Did we miss yours? Let us know at email@example.com and we’ll include it in the next roundup.
- Associate Professor of City and Regional Planning Zhongjie Lin co-edited a new volume from Rutledge on development in Latin American megacities, Rio de Janeiro: Urban Expansion and the Environment.
- Witold Rybczynski, Martin and Margy Meyerson Professor Emeritus of Urbanism, published a new book with Yale University Press in May titled Charleston Fancy: Little Houses and Big Dreams in the Holy City.
- Dean Fritz Steiner and Billy Fleming, Wilks Family Director of The McHarg Center, guest-edited a special issue of Socio-Ecological Practice Research titled “Design With Nature at 50.” The issue also features contributions from William Whitaker, Curator and Collections Manager of the Architectural Archives, and William J. Cohen, coordinator of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy. Articles are published online at Springer.com.
- Professor of City and Regional Planning Tom Daniels has a new article assessing the performance of farmland preservation in what he calls “America’s Farmland Preservation Heartland” in the journal Society & Natural Resources.
- Graduate Architecture Lecturer Ariel Genadt articulates “Three Lessons from Japan on Architectural Resilience” looking at the Edo period, post-World War II, and the aftermath of the 2011 Great East Japan Earthquake in Architectural Histories, the journal of the European Architectural History Network.
- Associate Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture David Gouverneur received a National Architecture Award in the Publications Category of the Venezuelan Biennale 2019 for Diseño de Nuevos Asentamientos Informales, his translation of his book Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements: Shaping the Self-Constructed City.
- Samuel Geldin, a doctoral student in City and Regional Planning, published “Wolman, Wial, St. Clair, and Hill: Coping With Adversity: Regional Economic Resilience and Public Policy” in the Journal of the American Planning Association.
- Chandan Deuskar, a doctoral student in City and Regional Planning, published “Clientelism and Planning in the Informal Settlements of Developing Democracies” in the Journal of Planning Literature.