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Eyes on the Street

Looking West: UPenn gets green energy program, Drexel's John Fry and bio-wall, Immigration office to West Philly

It's a crisp fall morning, and today promises nice weather for Occupy Philly's demonstrations outside City Hall, the unveiling of the Race Street Connector, and Night Market in Chinatown. Today,…

    • Penn Park is ready for its close-up.
Eyes on the Street

Penn Park Opens, Field Day Saturday

Through nearly two years of construction, Philadelphians have watched Penn Park take shape from above. Now that the fields are watered, trees well-tended, bridges built, paths complete, we're all invited to explore the…

T.C. Chan Center to host UN symposium

On October 27th and 28th, 2011, the T.C. Chan Center will be hosting the United Nations Environmental Program – Sustainable Buildings Climate Initiative (UNEP-SBCI) Symposia at the University of Pennsylvania. This event will bring…

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Penn Park is an "oasis" in West Philadelphia

Summer is fully upon us, and on its heels is Penn Park.Penn Connects, a long-range land use and urban design campus plan for the University of Pennsylvania initiated…

    • Penn’s $370M research center

Penn’s $370M research center

The center in West Philadelphia is, according to Penn officials, the first medical research building on its campus — and one of the first anywhere — to be physically integrated into…

Free trees being distributed to University homeowners

Penn has partnered with the city’s Parks & Recreation Department to distribute 300 free trees to faculty and staff homeowners who own a home within the Philadelphia city limits to plant…

The First Step: Starting a Small Business

The First Step provides you with the tools to evaluate the challenges and feasibility of your business idea through research and planning. This two-part course moves at a quick pace and…

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A legacy of great architects and preservationists on the Penn campus

Some of the leading 20th century architects of the region and nation have taught or been trained at the University of Pennsylvania. The atmosphere that produced the “Philadelphia School” has, in…

    • University of Pittsburgh's Panther Card

How Pittsburgh keeps colleges on track

Sept. 22 By Anthony CampisiFor PlanPhilly       As tens of thousands of college students descended on Pittsburgh over the past few weeks to start classes, they had a big leg…

    • Penn Park progress / September 16

Penn Park progress / September 16

On Feb. 26, 2009, Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh unveiled the model for Penn Park, the principal project on the former postal lands. While the plan includes a parking lot for…

UPenn releases Climate Action Plan

UPenn releases Climate Action Plan In 2007, the University of Pennsylvania’s President Amy Gutmann signed the American College and University Presidents’ Climate Commitment (ACUPCC).  This pledge committed Penn to developing plans…

Weave Bridge featured in the Architect's Newspaper

The Architect's Newspaper: Do the Twist The University of Pennsylvania has landed a piece of trophy architecture with a definite twist: the new Weave Bridge, designed by structural engineer Cecil…

Meet the Planning Collective

Aug. 20One group of new Penn grad students recently started their own planning and design firm, building a client base even as they still work or seek other jobs until…

    • 'Dot Density' map of regional population and employment, produced by Planning Collective

New minds take on tough times

The map (above) illustrates where people live and work in the region. One yellow dot represents the location of 300 people and one purple dot represents 300 jobs. All maps courtesy…

    • PennDesign Dean Marilyn Jordan Taylor

Figuring out how to make Philly work better

July 21 By Kellie Patrick GatesFor PlanPhillyLocal and national experts in sustainable and regional planning will gather at The University of Pennsylvania this week to ponder the idea of…

    • Stadium District

Philadelphia: A Vision of 2040

June 9 By Julie ThompsonFor PlanPhillyPicture the city of Philadelphia today.  Myriad familiar sites probably come to mind—Rittenhouse Square, City Hall, 30th Street Station, the Italian Market—places that have…

    • Green plan in University City

Architect reveals Penn Park

st1\:*{behavior:url(#ieooui) } Feb. 27 By Brandon Gollotti For PlanPhilly Yesterday, in front of the Trustees of the University of Pennsylvania, Architect Michael Van Valkenburgh unveiled the model for Penn Park. The…

    • Green resonates at Penn

Green resonates at Penn

By Brandon GollottiFor Plan PhillyA 19th Century building on the University of Pennsylvania campus is currently undergoing a renovation and expansion to provide a fitting and sustainable home for…

    • Weave Bridge

Commuting underway on Weave Bridge

Jan. 26 By Brandon GollottiFor PlanPhillyCheck out our current on-site reporting and photo coverage of the progress being made in the construction of the Weave Bridge on the University…

    • Weave Bridge

Exclusive UPenn Weave Bridge coverage

Dec. 30 Check out PlanPhilly reporter Fred Kunda's exclusive, on-site coverage of the progress being made in the construction of the Weave Bridge on the University of Pennsylvania campus.   The…

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