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    • Frank Matero at 19th Street Baptist Church | Peter Woodall, Hidden City Philadelphia

Q&A: PennDesign's Frank Matero on preservation in Philly and around the world

Frank Matero has worked on the conservation of the Neolithic city of Çatalhöyük in Turkey, on the fortifications of Cairo, and the Native American ancestral grounds of Mesa Verde. He has…

    • Vacant property condemnation by eminent domain, Sharswood, February, 2016 | Emma Lee/WHYY

College students document Sharswood’s ‘resilient voices’

On Oct. 25, 2015, representatives from the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA) placed plywood signs reading “Declarations of Taking” in front of 500 properties in Sharswood. This spring, they’ll appear on…

    • Sim City

February 26: Kenney and Clarke split on tax reform | PennDesign's new dean | The ideology of city-building games

Is the beautiful relationship between Jim Kenney and Darrell Clarke already showing signs of fraying? Holly Otterbein says the Mayor and the Council President are already staking out opposing positions on…

    • Lifelines

HUD names PennDesign/OLIN’S “Hunts Point | Lifelines” winner in Rebuild by Design competition

WASHINGTON, DC--The Hunts Point | Lifelines proposal has been selected as one of six competition winners for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Rebuild By Design Competition. The…

    • Echelman's fountain at night. The mist, color coordinated with the transit lines, shows subway and trolley movement below. Photo courtesy of Center City District Philadelphia
Eyes on the Street

Janet Echelman sheds light on Dilworth Plaza "dry mist" fountain

If City Hall is the heart of the city - the pump through which the Broad and Market street arteries flow and through which Philadelphia is mobilized by transit connections -…

    • The 19th Street Baptist Church's serpentine cladding is just one of the building's preservation problems.
Eyes on the Street

Planning for a new day at 19th Street Baptist Church

“I bring enthusiasm, I bring passion,” were 19th Street Baptist’s new pastor Rev. Wilbur Winborne’s words at a February 8th meeting of the congregation with students from PennDesign. Students from the…

    • Kahn's Sketch of the Esherick House in Chestnut Hill. Louis I. Kahn Collection, University of Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.‚Äč
Eyes on the Street

Brought to Light: Celebrating Louis Kahn's residential designs

Each year the University of Pennsylvania’s Architectural Archives hosts Kahn Day to honor the former Penn professor and world-renowned architect, Louis Kahn, known for his pioneering work in modernism and “new…

    • The WET beer | Michael Klusek
Eyes on the Street

February 17-21: Presidents Day festivities | Bacon Awards | Northern Liberties exhibit | Kahn Day

Shake off the chill with events that celebrate presidents, Ed Bacon and Ed Rendell, Norther Liberties, and Lou Kahn. LEARN: Presidents Day Celebration at National Constitution Center Monday, February 17, 9:30am-5pm.…

    • Preservation law symposium
Eyes on the Street

Preservation crises and solutions: Five takeaways from Penn's Preservation Law and Policy symposium

Philly preservationists, you are not alone in your frustrations. Preservationists drawn to PennDesign last week from across the country for a preservation policy symposium hosted by the Graduate Program in Historic…

    • Church of the Assumption
Eyes on the Street

November 7-8: Preservation Law and Policy: Crises of Legitimacy

Is our city's preservation system working?  In the past year we’ve seen the pitched legal battle over the Church of the Assumption escalate, the Overbrook Farms Historic District derailed by politics…

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