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Scenario Journal is a digital publication focused on the next generation of urban landscapes, dedicated to fostering conversation between design and the sciences. Drawing on contributions from a range of disciplinary perspectives, each issue of Scenario explores a topic where collaboration, translation, speculation, and new modes of inquiry are needed.

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LA+

LA+ (Landscape Architecture Plus) Journal is a biannual journal produced out of the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania Stuart Weitzman School of Design. LA+ aims to reveal connections and build collaborations between landscape architecture/urban design and other disciplines by exploring each issue's theme from multiple perspectives.

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This PennPlanning Equity Initiative Working Paper takes a careful look at the current magnitude of rural and urban-rural divides across America.

Edited by Franca Trubiano, Ramona Adlakha, Ramune Bartuskaite

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This PennPlanning Equity Initiative working paper explores the most extreme form of income segregation: the case in which most of a community’s poor residents are concentrated in just one or a few neighborhoods. It uses recent data from the American Community Survey to catalog the extent of spatially-concentrated poverty among U.S. metropolitan areas. 

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This PennPlanning Equity Initiative (PPEI) working paper uses recent data from the American Community Survey to investigate whether residents of minority and poor neighborhoods in America’s largest metropolitan areas suffer from systematic accessibility and mobility disparities.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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57 Pavilions is a 21st-century manual documenting architectural design research at PennDesign examining new potentials for part to whole assemblies where experiments in material expression, morphology, performance and culture fuse with advanced digital design processes and fabrication to produce fullscale architectural consequences.

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