Research

Map of poverty rates in detroit.

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. 

Sign sayin 'Bus, railway'

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.

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, bringing the conversation started by the Mayor’s Task Force on Historic Preservation (Task Force) to neighborhoods throughout Philadelphia. The project was funded by the William Penn Foundation, and was led by PennPraxis Managing Director Julie Donofrio and Research Associate Molly Lester. Its resulting Neighborhood Preservation Toolkit (Toolkit) is a new, free resource to build a larger, broader constituency for preservation in Philadelphia.

Copies of 57 Pavillions

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.

Cover of pressing matters 7

A Publication of the Department of Architecture at PennDesign

Cover of Civic Infrastructure
Artwork by Andee Mazzocco, Saygrid

PennPraxis, the engagement and consulting arm of the University of Pennsylvania School of Design, has published a new white paper entitled Civic Infrastructure: Sustaining and Sharing the Value of Parks, Libraries, and Other Public Assets that calls on practitioners, advocates, funders, designers, and others involved in civic asset redevelopment to think about the unfolding of projects at multiple scales (site, system and policy), over a longer timeframe, through an “ecosystem” lens highlighting the importance of partnerships.

Respiratory Object. Ferda Kolatan // 701 Design Studio 2016

An overview of Ferda Kolatan's 701 Studio's design of a new entrance area into the Battery Tunnel in New York City.

Cover of M by Morphosis

M presents a selection of new international work out of the renowned architecture studio, Morphosis, led by Thoms Mayne.

Cover of pressing matters 7

An annual publication of the Department of Architecture.

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