Tobin Stuff

Tobin Stuff is a planner/urban designer, founder of 7521, and a 2019-20 Lipman Family Prize Fellow. He is a Korean adoptee who embraces his story to fuel his work and interests. He has more than five years of planning experience ranging from working with empowered high school students from informal settlement communities in Nairobi, Kenya to being part of teams leading federal planning charrettes at sites across the United States, South Korea, and Japan. Tobin started 7521 to provide community-focused media that supplements planning and design efforts and captures planning principles in communities large and small.

Tobin is a graduating member of the 2020 Master of City Planning class at the University of Pennsylvania Weitzman School of Design. During his time at Penn, he has explored the role of planners and designers at the intersection of integrated planning efforts, interdisciplinary design, and community engagement through coursework, design studios, and research projects initiated by the Penn Institute for Urban Research and PennPraxis. He also gained, and continues to gain, a deeper understanding of the field's greatest challenges related to housing affordability, equity, and under-invested civic assets in order to improve the quality of life for all residents.