School of Design

11-Day DesignPhiladelphia Festival Spotlights City's Creativity

October 8, 2010

Andrew Dahlgren and Alexandra Schmidt-Ullrich of the School of Design are cited for being curators of “Philly Works.”

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer
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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386October 7, 2010

Penn Institute for Urban Research Signs Partnership Agreement With UN-Habitat’s World Urban Campaign

Today, Dr. Eugénie Birch, co-director of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (IUR), signed a partnership agreement with UN-HABITAT, the UN agency that focuses on urban affairs.  The agreement certified the role that the University of Pennsylvania and  Penn IUR will play in the World Urban Campaign, which aims to unite the public and private sectors together with civil society, to elevate sustainable urbanization to the top of the agenda for governments around the world.

Amtrak Rolls Out Ambitious, High-Speed Service Plan

September 28, 2010

Robert Yaro of the School of Design comments on a proposed Philadelphia high-speed rail system.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Former Managing Director Lands Gig At Penn

September 21, 2010

Eugenie Birch of the School of Design and Susan Wachter of the Wharton School announce former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett’s appointment to the Penn Institute for Urban Research.

Article Source: Philadelphia Daily News
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Media Contact:Amy Montgomery | amylmo@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386September 21, 2010

Former Philadelphia Managing Director Camille Cates Barnett To Become Penn IUR Scholar

Today, Eugenie Birch and Susan Wachter, co-directors of the Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) announced that Dr. Camille Cates Barnett, formerly Managing Director of the City of Philadelphia, will become a Penn IUR Scholar at the University of Pennsylvania. With support of a William Penn Foundation grant to Penn IUR, Dr. Barnett will research best practices and innovations in urban governance, as well as pen articles on those topics and guest lecture in Penn IUR’s undergraduate urban research colloquium.
 

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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460September 21, 2010

Penn Researchers Tap Into Cell Power to Create Building “Skins” That Adapt to Heat/Light of Environment

PHILADELPHIA –- Engineers, design architects and cell biologists from the University of Pennsylvania will use a National Science Foundation grant to utilize the flexibility and sensitivity of human cells as the models for next-generation building “skins” that will adapt to changes in the environment and increase building energy efficiency.

Changing Skyline: Despite His Bad Behavior, Greene Made Philadelphia Better

September 17, 2010

John Landis of the School of Design comments on public housing as a portion of new housing in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Landscape Architects Mix Art, Engineering, Geology to Create Enjoyable Spaces

September 11, 2010

Laurie Olin of the School of Design is cited for his landscape architecture work at the Washington Monument site.

Article Source: Washington Post

A Museum Show as a TV Contest Prize

August 18, 2010

School of Design alum Abdi Farah wins Bravo’s 'The Next Great Artist,' securing an exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum.

Article Source: New York Times

Smartphone Security Thwarted by Fingerprint Smudges

August 11, 2010

Researchers at of the School of Engineering and Applied Science are cited for research on password breaches on smartphones.

Article Source: PCWorld