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University of Pennsylvania

 •  December 4, 2017

Located in Northwest Philadelphia, the Germantown neighborhood has a long and colorful history of Revolutionary War battles, abolitionist protests, the Underground Railroad, suburbanization, the Great Migration, and more. Linking Northwest Philadelphia with Center City, Germantown Avenue is lined with hundreds of historic buildings that track the...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  December 2, 2017

We are so proud to be at PennDesign! Canada's leading design publication, AZURE magazine, has just named PennDesign as the Top School for Landscape Architecture! According to AZURE its not only our renowned faculty but also because our program has a wealth of subspecialties.

University of Pennsylvania

 •  November 30, 2017

Worldwide, the United States is one of the biggest greenhouse gas emitters. The Obama administration began efforts to drop those numbers by increasing vehicle fuel economy standards in 2011 and with its Clean Power Plan proposals in 2015. But even if implemented as planned, which is uncertain given the current Administration’s energy-policy agenda,...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 29, 2017

Richard Weller, Martin and Margy Meyerson Chair of Urbanism and professor and chair of landscape architecture, has been named one of the most admired educators in the U.S. in the latest report from DesignIntelligence.Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 25 exemplary professionals in...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 29, 2017

Thom Mayne, Cret Chair Professor of Practice in the Department of Architecture, has been named one of the most admired educators in the U.S., according to the latest report from DesignIntelligence.Each year, DesignIntelligence honors excellence in education and education administration by naming 25 exemplary professionals in these fields. These...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 26, 2017

When Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden reopened this past spring after a two-year, $90 million restoration project, its 1,700 fountain jets and streams had a boost from several PennDesign alumni. Kathryn Biddle (HSPV’13) and Lauren Shaughnessy (HSPV’15) from Dan Lepore & Sons were key members of the project team, which was headed by...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 21, 2017

If Hurricanes Harvey and Irma drove home the threats to coastal cities in the U.S. from climate change—and the role for designers and planners in disaster prevention and mitigation—there was good news this month about efforts to storm-proof the West Coast.The Resilient by Design Bay Area Challenge is a research and design project bringing together...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 19, 2017

PennDesign faculty members Deirdre Murphy and Scott White, who are wife-husband collaborators, recently completed a 5 by 25 foot sculpture that was installed last month in the burgeoning Silicon Valley city of Dublin, California.The project, which took nearly two years to complete, combines Murphy’s fine arts expertise and climate science research...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 7, 2017

Amidst radical social, economic, and technological transformations, will the city of the future be a driving force of creativity and sustainability, or will it be a mechanism of inequality and environmental decay? This is the question posed by the curators of the 2017 Seoul Biennale of Architecture and Urbanism, and one answer comes from Associate...

University of Pennsylvania

 •  September 6, 2017

A team of students and recent alumni are among the Philly residents creating temporary parks in metered parking spaces around the city for PARK(ing) Day, the annual open-source global event that started in San Francisco. Inspired by the experiences found in the lands owned and operated by the National Park Service (NPS), the PennDesign team is...