Stuart Weitzman School of Design

Four academic journeys explored

Vijay Balasubramanian and Tukufu Zuberi in the School of Arts & Sciences, Amy Hillier in the School of Social Policy & Practice, and Brittany Watson in the School of Veterinary Medicine share their academic paths toward interdisciplinary work.

Kristina García

Fungi on the front lines against environmental injustice

The collective efforts of the Symbiotic Architecture for Environmental Justice research community are making former industrial sites reborn as vibrant community gardens, and safe, green spaces for children to play a reality.

From the Environmental Innovations Initiative

2024 Sachs awardees

At a reception on April 30, The Sachs Program for Arts Innovation recognized the 21 projects awarded grants for the 2023-24 cycle, totaling $210,000 in support.

Brandon Baker

In the News


Study offers ideas to help Nashville music venues

A study by PennPraxis at the Weitzman School of Design offers solutions for preserving music venues in Nashville.


Associated Press

Demand for rare elements used in clean energy could help clean up abandoned coal mines in Appalachia

John Quigley of the Kleinman Center for Energy Policy at the Weitzman School of Design says that the things that have created climate change can be a solution for it if handled smartly.


Philadelphia Inquirer

Philly traffic citations have plunged since the 1990s. Police say they want to issue many more

Erick Guerra of the Weitzman School of Design says that stay-at-home orders during the pandemic largely cleared streets and sidewalks, causing the remaining drivers to accelerate on once-congested roadways.


The Conversation

Reconstructing heritage after war: what we learned from asking 1,600 Syrians about rebuilding Aleppo

In a co-authored survey of residents of the Syrian city of Aleppo, PIK Professor Lynn Meskell identifies four key themes for the reconstruction of heritage sites after conflict.


Los Angeles Times

In a city known for traffic, LAX is a standout for its gridlock. Can it be fixed?

Megan Ryerson of the Weitzman School of Design says that much of the traffic in Los Angeles is attributable to people going to and from the airport.