Research

Map of Philadelphia area with certain areas highlighted

A report on Phase I of this project, as well as a proposal for delivering an evaluation of the energy pathways for the Philadelphia Region in Phase II.

House in Chestnut Hill.

Germantown Ave., Chestnut Hill, late afternoon, flickr photo by George Berstein

Philadelphia is known as a city of neighborhoods. So how do we help these areas of the City preserve their unique qualities? PennPraxis’ recent work with the Chestnut Hill Conservancy is a demonstration of how this can happen.

Map of University of Pennsylvania health system.

An initial effort to develop and analyze the carbon footprint of the UPHS. This footprint is a part of a larger effort to account for the carbon produced beyond the main University of Pennsylvania campus.

Map of Morris Arboretum.

An initial effort to develop and analyze the carbon footprint of the Morris Arboretum. This footprint is a part of a larger effort to account for the carbon produced beyond the main University of Pennsylvania campus.

Map of New Bolton

An initial effort to develop and analyze the carbon footprint of the School of Veterinary Medicine's New Bolton Center. This footprint is a part of a larger effort to account for the carbon produced beyond the main University of Pennsylvania campus.

Panorama. Volume 25 // spring 2017

Welcome to Panorama, PennDesign’s City and Regional Planning journal. Panorama is a student-run publication, collecting the best of students’ work from around the School of Design. You’ll notice that the articles this year range in size, scope, and location. This is purposeful. We believe that Panorama should reflect the work of PennDesign students from around the world, and the cities that influence our daily lives.

CYCLE, QRO. Promoting equitable bicycle planning in the Municipality of Queretaro, Mexico

Queretaro is a flourishing city of nearly 1 million people in central Mexico, located 220km from the capital, Mexico City, within the economically burgeoning Bajio region. A culturally important historic center, Queretaro benefits from a year-round temperate climate, a strong and growing industrial economy, and political leadership invested in increasing multimodal access to all parts of the city for all of its residents through the implementation of progressive bicycle infrastructure planning.

Reservoir Hill a Baltimore Eco District.

Reservoir Hill is a historic, residential neighborhood in centralwest Baltimore. It was initially developed as a gateway to Druid Hill Park, an important and large park in Baltimore. Over time, the neighborhood’s historic estates developed into smaller rowhomes and apartment complexes giving the neighborhood a unique fabric. Although Reservoir Hill lost neighborhood retail during the 1960 riots in Baltimore and a large portion of its population as well, there has been recent effort in reinvigorating its commerce and rehabbing the historic homes.

Palazzos of power. Central station of the Philadelphia electric company 1900-1930

Cover photograph by Joseph Elliott

A collaboration of Associate Professor Aaron Wunsch and lecturer Joseph Elliott, recent book 'Palazzos of Power' examines Philadelphia power generating stations built by PECO between 1900-1930.

Voto Nacional Bogota, Columbia. A responsible urban renewal plan.

Executive Summary: A responsible Plan for Renewal

THE COST OF URBAN RENEWAL

Crime and violence have defined the neighborhood of Voto Nacional for decades. In the heart of Bogotá, this once thriving neighborhood has experienced rapid economic decline. Once vibrant street life has been supplanted by violent illicit activities and concentrated poverty. This crime and violence radiates from a set of blocks, called El Bronx, located in the very center of Voto Nacional.

In the 1990s, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) prohibited airport sponsors (local authorities managing airports) from diverting airport revenue to general municipal budgets and allowed the busiest airports to create air service incentive programs (ASIPs) to induce airlines to launch new air service. These incentive programs have not been evaluated, although planners need information on their long-term effectiveness. 

Two copies of pressing matters 5

A Publication of the Department of Architecture at PennDesign

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