Research

With support from the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy, Associate Professor Daniel Barber is leading a project examining energy transitions at the iconic Bauhaus building in Dessau, Germany.

Panorama cover

27th edition of Panorama, Department of City & Regional Planning student journal

Puerto Rico Resilience Plan Cover

The Puerto Rico Resilience Plan is the result of a semester-long interdisciplinary studio at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. A team composed of nine planning students and eight landscape architects worked collaboratively to engage with three sites in Puerto Rico: the area surrounding the San Jose Lagoon and Caño Martín Peña in San Juan; the mountainous region of Utuado, in the western central part of the island; and a region spanning from El Yunque National Forest to the coastline in the southeastern portion of the island. 

Log cabin
Adobe Ruins Monitoring, Mesa Verde, Cortez, CO 1996 Ayyubid City Wall, Cairo, Egypt 1999 Bar B C Ranch, Grand Tetons, Jackson, WY 2011 - present Belmont Mansion, Philadelphia, PA 1995 Brooklyn Historical Society, Brooklyn, NY 1991 Burial Ground, Southampton,  NY 2004 and 2007 Capilla Del Santa Cristo, San Juan, Puerto Rico 2002 Casa Grande, Coolidge, AZ 1995 - 1999 Castello Sermonetta, Italy 1990
Resilient Redevelopment of the residencial Luis Llorens Torres neighborhood.

"This studio sought to create a process that imagines the resilient redevelopment of the Luis LLorens Torres housing project in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Located between Old San Juan and the airport, LLorens Torres is the largest public housing project in the United States.

The Vision Zero Toolbox, People-Driven Strategies for safer Philadelphia Streets.

“In Fall 2018, a group of ten graduate city planning students developed a suite of design and policy recommendations for the City of Philadelphia’s Vision Zero program. Vision Zero, a movement which began in Sweden in the late 1990s, advocates for eliminating traffic deaths on our roads. The City of Philadelphia adopted Vision Zero through an executive order from Mayor Kenney in 2016, and subsequently released its Three-Year Action Plan in September 2017.

Regional Map of US with colors indicating differences.

This working paper picks up on the U.S Supreme Court’s 2015 landmark decision in Texas Dept. of Housing and Community Affairs v. Inclusive Communities Project, Inc., which found that, whatever their intent, federal housing programs which generate disparate racial impacts violate the U.S.

Data list.

This PPEI Working Paper uses recent data from the American Community Survey to update previous into the extent of residential segregation in U.S. metropolitan areas.

Long Beach, California

Photo George Miquilena

This PPEI working paper by Professor of City and Regional Planning John D. Landis uses recent data from the American Community Survey to look at how African-Americans, Latinos, and women fare when compared to Whites and men in each of the nation’s 374 metropolitan areas on ten equity and opportunity categories.

Toolkit front cover

Designed by SAYGRID

In 2018, PennPraxis led the Historic Preservation Citizen Engagement Project, which resulted in the Neighborhood Preservation Toolkit (Toolkit)--a new, free resource to build a larger, broader constituency for preservation in Philadelphia.

Gallery with map display

A team of faculty, students, and alumni in the Department of Landscape Architecture are proposing the development of World Park, which comprises international lands joined together to form continuous zones of habitat protection and restoration at a planetary scale. 

Philadelphia twin rowhouses that have had neighboring houses demolished

The Urban Heritage Project addresses issues at the intersection of built heritage, cultural landscape, societal change through multi-disciplinary research and practice.

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