Design

‘Design with Nature,’ 50 years later

Beginning on the Summer Solstice, the Ian L. McHarg Center for Urbanism and Ecology at the Weitzman School is presenting Design With Nature Now, a multi-platform exploration of the legacy of visionary environmental planner and landscape architect Ian L. McHarg.

Penn Today Staff

Protecting historic places at various life stages

A new Master of Science in Design with a concentration in Historic Preservation degree program kicked off at the Weitzman School in the fall of 2018. Now, members of the inaugural class are working on a capstone project on the George Nakashima House.

Lauren Hertzler

Wading into Philly’s vacant land morass

Four students in the Weitzman School’s Department of City and Regional Planning are working to find suitable properties to rehabilitate with the Women’s Community Revitalization Project and the City of Philadelphia Department of Planning and Development.

Penn Today Staff

Public scooters may soon zip through Philadelphia

The School of Design’s Megan Ryerson assisted with the city’s debate over the scooter as a safe and viable transportation alternative, as Pennsylvania assesses a bill to legalize electric scooters on public streets.

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This Tiny Amsterdam Neighborhood Is a Prototype for Grassroots Urban Planning

Matthijs Bouw of the School of Design wrote about his work with The Hackable City, an Amsterdam-based research project exploring new, community-led methods for urban development.

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‘Saving Central Park’ Review: Brought Back to Life

Witold Rybczynski of the School of Design reviewed a memoir by Elizabeth Barlow Rogers, which traces the history of efforts to restore and maintain Central Park.

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