School of Design

Between Boosters and Backlash, a ‘Non-conversation’ Over Philadelphia Energy Hub

August 27, 2015

 

Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design is cited as the director of the newly formed Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at Penn.

Article Source: SNL Financial

Debating Value of Pedestrian Plazas Beyond New York City

August 23, 2015

Gary Hack of the School of Design comments on reduction of pedestrian walkways in cities.

Article Source: New York Times
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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386August 17, 2015

Paper Finds University R&D to Affect Neighborhood Spatial Development

A new white paper just released by the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) finds that university-based research and development (R&D) affects the spatial development of universities, as well as their surrounding urban areas.

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Media Contact:Melissa Marshall | memar@design.upenn.edu | 215-746-8323August 3, 2015

PennPraxis Awarded a Grant to Develop Preservation Plan for The George Nakashima House

PennPraxis has been awarded a $100,000 grant from the Getty Foundation to develop a conservation management plan for The George Nakashima House and Studio in New Hope, Pennsylvania.

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Media Contact:Melissa Marshall | memar@design.upenn.edu | 215-746-8323August 3, 2015

PennDesign Team announced as the 1st Prize Winner for Vertical Cities International Design Competition

Over the course of the summer, six PennDesign students developed two alternate proposals as submittals for the Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition, an event organized by the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the World Future Foundation.

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Media Contact:Jill DiSanto | jdisanto@upenn.edu | 215-898-4820July 27, 2015

Three Penn Undergraduate Summer Associates Help to Affect Effective Philanthropy

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As summer associates with the Center for High Impact Philanthropy, Lisa Shmulyan, Bobby Lundquist and Amber Hu are using data, research and social media to help donors make the greatest difference in the lives of others.

This summer, three undergraduate students at the University of Pennsylvania are studying the best ways to research and promote effective charitable giving. 

Video: Interview with Megan Ryerson

July 2, 2015

Megan Ryerson of the School of Design and the School of Engineering and Applied Science talks about the new era of airline competition.

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Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539June 16, 2015

PennDesign's Barnett Argues for Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs in New Book

As the global population grows and more people move to cities and suburbs, they place greater stress on the operating system of our planet.

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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422June 15, 2015

Penn Joins edX Partnership, Expands Free Online Classes

The University of Pennsylvania today announced a partnership with leading nonprofit online learning platform edX, expanding the University’s open learning course offerings to reach millions of additional learners worldwide.

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Media Contact:Megan Schmidgal | megands@design.upenn.edu | 215-898-2539May 15, 2015

Penn School of Design’s Christopher Marcinkoski Wins Rome Prize Winner

Christopher Marcinkoski, an Assistant Professor in Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design has been awarded a Rome Prize fellowship.

Marcinkoski is among 29 winners of the 2015-16 Rome Prize Fellowship.