School of Design

Cities Make Use of Legacy Assets

May 1, 2013

Mark Alan Hughes and Elise Harrington of the School of Design pen an op-ed about the value of legacy assets.

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-880-2372April 18, 2013

Mellon Foundation Awards $1.3 Million to the University of Pennsylvania for Humanities and Urbanism Studies

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1.3 million grant to the University of Pennsylvania for a five-year innovative, collaborative project entitled Fulfilling and Livable Cities: Design, Urban Life and the Humanities.

Changing Skyline: Money for Costly Roadwork Would Be Better Spent on Transit

March 30, 2013

Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor of the School of Design shares her thoughts on the use of transportation funds.

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-880-2372March 6, 2013

Groundbreaking Penn Conference Tackles the Complex of Urbanization and Food

Feeding Cities: Food Security in a Rapidly Urbanizing World, the first international conference examining the critical link between urbanization and food security, will be held at the University of Pennsylvania from Wednesday, March 13, through Friday, March 15, 2013.

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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-880-2372 March 6, 2013

Penn IUR Honors Leaders in Urban Food Systems at the Ninth Annual Urban Leadership Forum

The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) hosts the 9th Annual Urban Leadership Forum on Wednesday March 13th from 5:30pm to 7:30pm to celebrate exemplary leaders in the effort to build resilient, food-secure, and livable cities.

Inquirer Editorial: Less Freeway, More Parkway

February 8, 2013

PennPraxis of the School of Design is highlighted for developing a plan for Ben Franklin Parkway titled “More Park, Less Way.”

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Philadelphia Leaders Offer Plan for Parks Along the Parkway

February 5, 2013

Harris Steinberg of the School of Design comments on the PennPraxis plan for the Ben Franklin Parkway titled “More Park, Less Way.”

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Media Contact:Julie S. McWilliams | juliemcw@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422April 17, 2013

African Student Finds Unique People, Boundless Learning Opportunities at Penn

It’s a long way from Swaziland in southern Africa to the campus of the University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, both geographically and culturally, but Wharton senior Makhosonkhe “Makho” Nsibandze makes the leap seem easy.

Setting the Scene for Transformation of Ben Franklin Parkway

February 4, 2013

Harris Steinberg of the School of Design and Penn Praxis, comments on transforming Ben Franklin Parkway.

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The Loss of Camden Children’s Garden Would Be Both a Stunning Blow to Kids and the Spurning of a National Trend.

February 1, 2013

Domenic Vitiello of the School of Design is quoted about the planned closing of the Camden Children’s Garden.

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