West Philadelphia

From seed sowing to harvest

Five undergraduates spent their summer interning at Penn Farm, where they practiced regenerative agricultural techniques and learned about environmental and food justice.

Liana F. Wait

Design and build, but first, collaborate

The Weitzman School’s spring design-build studio was a collaboration between students, community leaders, and residents to develop a key site as a visible distillation of the New Freedom District in West Philadelphia.

From the Weitzman School of Design

In the News

Philadelphia Tribune

Event recognizes legacy of Judge A. Leon Higginbotham

A West Philadelphia mural has been dedicated to the late Judge A. Leon Higginbotham, formerly of Penn Carey Law, with a quote from Osagie Imasogie.


Metro (Philadelphia)

Education power players—Lauren Overton, Principal, Penn Alexander School

In a video interview, Lauren Overton, principal of the Penn Alexander School and a doctoral candidate in the Graduate School of Education, discusses how she and her staff at PAS have adapted to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Philadelphia Citizen

The West Philly housing crisis that was utterly avoidable

An in-depth examination looks at the solution that might have put a stop to the UC Townhomes housing crisis, with a glimpse at what President Liz Magill and her office are doing to help.


Philadelphia Business Journal

Penn to build new Stuart Weitzman performing arts center in the heart of campus

Christopher Gruits of Penn Live Arts says that the new Stuart Weitzman Theatre will give artists more flexibility and completely transform the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.


Philadelphia Business Journal

University City is running out of real estate for life sciences development. The answer? Densification

At a Philadelphia Business Journal event, Senior Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli discussed the lack of available land in Philadelphia for life sciences development and the need for densification.


WHYY (Philadelphia)

After 50 Brutalist years, the Annenberg Center plans to stretch out, open up

Penn Live Arts plans to transform Annenberg Plaza into a new performance space, the Stuart Weitzman Theater, expanding the Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts for the first time in 51 years.