Stuart Weitzman School of Design

Monument Lab app expands space and time at Art Museum steps

OverTime, a new augmented reality app that weds public art and history in a personal visual format gives users access to interactive, self-guided tours of public spaces, and invites users to add stories of their own.

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James Corner elected to American Academy of Arts and Letters

The professor emeritus and renowned landscape architect and urban designer has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Letters, widely considered the highest form of recognition of artistic merit in the United States.

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Philadelphia Inquirer

Testing how navigable SEPTA is, with glasses that see what riders see

Megan Ryerson of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design is leading an experiment that is using high-tech glasses to assess the navigability of Philadelphia’s public transit system. “I think of it as epidemiology for navigation,” she said.


Los Angeles Times

Landlords are waiting for rent payments—and some can’t hold on much longer

A survey conducted by Vincent Reina of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design found that property owners are dealing with late rent payments and trouble filling vacancies amid the pandemic, challenging their ability to pay mortgages, property taxes, and maintenance expenses.


ABC News

Despite coronavirus relief dollars, many still waiting for rental aid to arrive

Vincent Reina of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design said some states’ federal rental-assistance programs are hiring extra staff and simplifying applications in order to meet demand. Still, he said, “There's only so efficient you can get when you’re requiring people to submit documents.”


WHYY (Philadelphia)

Philly Council changes mixed-income housing bonus rules for Southwest Center City

Vincent Reina and grad student Camille Boggan of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about a recent amendment to a zoning bill that would exempt developers in the 19146 zip code, a rapidly gentrifying area, from the option to pay into Philadelphia’s Housing Trust Fund instead of offering affordable units in new buildings. “Removing money from the Housing Trust Fund is concerning,” said Boggan. “A lot of homeowners rely on that for home repairs.”


‘Things have come undone’: At home with the millions of people who owe billions of dollars during COVID

Vincent Reina of the Stuart Weitzman School of Design spoke about the pandemic’s impact on renters in the U.S. “Households are showing extreme signs of economic distress both through rent owed, but also through other forms of debt that they've extended themselves,” he said.