Events http://planphilly.com/events Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:05:53 -0500 en <![CDATA[Francisville Community Voting Meeting]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/26/francisville-community-voting-meeting January 26, 2015 5:45PM 6:45PM

 Community Voting Meeting - Pending Developments

Monday January 26, 2015

@ 2nd Pilgrim Baptist Church

15th and Ogden Streets

  

Doors open @ 5:45. Project Viewing - Refreshments

Sign in until 6:15.

Meeting will begin promptly at 6:15

 

On the agenda;

 
 

1. 1542 Ogden Street: Vineyards LLC/Anthony Miles is proposing the ERECTION OF AN ATTACHED STRUCTURE ( MAXIMUM 42'5"  HIGH); ROOF DECK ACCESSED BY A PILOT HOUSE ( USED AS STAIR ACCESS ONLY) FOR A MULTI-FAMILY HOUSEHOLD LIVING ( THREE(3) DWELLING UNITS). Variances are needed for Use (Number of Dwelling Units), Open Area, Rear Yard Depth and Building Height.


2. 1716 -26 Folsom Street: Powerhouse Development LLC is proposing the RELOCATION OF LOT LINES TO CREATE FIVE(5) LOTS FROM ONE(1) LOT, FOR THE ERECTION OF FIVE ATTACHED STRUCTURES(MAXIMUM HEIGHT NTE 38 FEET) LOTS 1, 3,4,& 5 EACH WITH A ROOF DECK ACCESSED BY A PILOT HOUSE, EACH FOR USE AS TWO DWELLING UNITS, LOT 2 FOR WITH A REAR DECK AT THE THIRD FLOOR LEVEL FOR USE AS A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLING


 3. Project in the 1500 Block of Brown Street (Not yet confirmed)


4. We will provide a report on the Land Value Tax meeting which took place on Saturday January 9th and next steps.

 

YOU MUST BE PRESENT TO VOTE!


Meeting facilitated by the Francisville Neighborhood Development Corporation.

Your Neighborhood Organization!

Striving to empower every resident!

Visit our website @ www.francisvillendc.org  

Tel:267-687-7544

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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 10:56:00 -0500
<![CDATA[PennDesign Lecture: Florian Idenburg]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/26/penndesign-lecture-florian-idenburg January 26, 2015 6:30PM 8:30PM

Florian Idenburg - To Be Determined

Monday, Jan. 26, 2015, 06:30pm

Lower Gallery

102 Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Florian Idenburg is founding partner of SO – IL, an internationally acclaimed architecture studio based in New York. Founders Florian Idenburg and Jing Liu envisioned their studio in 2008 as a creative catalyst involved in all scales and stages of the architectural process. With roots in Europe, China and Japan—and sharing the optimism for architectural feasibility typical in those countries—Idenburg and Liu operate in the zone between academia and practice. Since its inception, SO – IL has worked on an array of projects ranging in scale from a series of prints for the Guggenheim Museum to the master plan of a cultural campus in Seoul. Recent projects include a wedding chapel in Nanjing, China, student housing in Athens, Greece, and a park pavilion in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. What unifies these projects is an intellectual and artistic rigor that has become SO – IL's hallmark. Recognition for this approach is manifested through numerous prizes such as the MoMA PS1 Young Architects Program as well as the AIA NY Young Practices Award, both in 2010. SO – IL has been widely featured in international publications including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Wallpaper* and Surface Magazine. Their work has been exhibited at the Guggenheim Museum, MoMA, the LA Forum for Architecture and Urbanism, the Benaki Museum in Athens, the Center for Architecture in New York and Studio-X Beijing in China.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:35:28 -0500
<![CDATA[Zoning Board of Appeal Public Hearing 1-27-15]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/27/zoning-board-of-appeal-public-hearing-1-27-15 January 27, 2015 8:30AM 3:00PM

Date 

        Time (EST)

          Address

              Appeal #

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          3221 HAVERFORD AVE

              23404

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          953 S 06TH ST

              23763

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          320 N 63RD ST

              23768

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          1719 CARPENTER ST

              24165

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          618 LEAGUE ST

              24045

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          935 W BUTLER ST

              24152

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          645 WASHINGTON AVE

              23388

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          5914 OVERBROOK AVE

              20862

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          8020 CASTOR AVE

              24166

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          7136 STATE RD

              23446

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          8114 CASTOR AVE

              24009

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          604 E WOODLAWN ST

              23387

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          7327 STATE RD

              23815

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          860 N 04TH ST

              24157

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          115 LEVERING ST

              23808

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          2051 LARUE ST

              23765

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          1600 WARFIELD ST

              23074

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          1717 CARPENTER ST

              24164

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          3420 W ALLEGHENY AVE

              23760

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          5301 SAUL ST

              23362

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          2019 S BEECHWOOD ST

              23906

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          2204 W ERIE AVE

              23453

1/27/2015

        8:30 AM

          2631 E NORRIS ST

              24130

1/27/2015

        3:00 PM

          1107 E OXFORD ST

              24179



More information - Click through each appeal for more details



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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:13:00 -0500
<![CDATA[Architectural Committee of the Philadelphia Historical Society, agenda attached]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/27/architectural-committee-of-the-philadelphia-historical-society-agenda-attached January 27, 2015 9:00AM 2:00PM

AGENDA
MEETING OF THE ARCHITECTURAL COMMITTEE
OF THE PHILADELPHIA HISTORICAL COMMISSION
TUESDAY, 27 JANUARY 2015
COMMISSION CONFERENCE ROOM, ROOM 578, CITY HALL
DOMINIQUE HAWKINS, CHAIR
TIME: 9:00 A.M.
ADDRESS: 2023-25 RITTENHOUSE SQ
Project: Construct additions and roof decks; restore façade
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Richard & Martha Pastcan
Applicant: Eve Parrot, Stuart G. Rosenberg Architects
History: 1885; George Hewitt, architect
Individual Designation: 1/6/1972
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Significant, 2/8/1995
Staff Contact: Randal Baron, randal.baron@phila.gov, 215-686-7660
TIME: 9:15 A.M.
 
ADDRESS: 418 AND 420 WOOD ST
Project: Rehabilitate building; construct addition
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: William Nadu
Applicant: Logan Dry, Abitare Design Studio
History: 1750; addition, c. 1855
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Old City Historic District, Significant, 12/12/2003
Staff Contact: Randal Baron, randal.baron@phila.gov, 215-686-7660
TIME: 9:30 A.M.
 
ADDRESS: 1333 WAGNER AVE
Project: Construct ADA ramp and addition
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Free Library of Philadelphia, City of Philadelphia
Applicant: Christopher Dardis, Vitetta
History: 1917; Logan Branch of the Free Library; Philip H. Johnson, architect
Individual Designation: 6/12/2009
District Designation: None
Staff Contact: Kim Broadbent, kim.broadbent@phila.gov, 215-686-7660
TIME: 9:45 A.M.
 
ADDRESS: 59 N 02ND ST
Project: Modify storefront; replace sign
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: 59 North 2nd Street LP
Applicant: Jesse Greenberg
History: 1885
Individual Designation: 1/6/1977
District Designation: Old City Historic District, Contributing, 12/12/2003
Staff Contact: Kim Broadbent, kim.broadbent@phila.gov, 215-686-7660
TIME: 10:00 A.M.
 
ADDRESS: 17 LONGFORD ST
Project: Construct house
Review Requested: Review and Comment
Owner: Sandra Clemens
Applicant: Sandra Clemens
History: vacant lot
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Greenbelt Knoll Historic District, Non-contributing, 6/9/2006
Staff Contact: Kim Broadbent, kim.broadbent@phila.gov, 215-686-7660
TIME: 10:15 A.M.
 
ADDRESS: 108-12 CUTHBERT ST
Project: Convert warehouse to residence
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Sonia Jordan Lea
Applicant: Julie Hagopian, Moto DesignShop Inc.
History: 1760; Coombs Alley; Henry Harrison Houses; Jacob Cooper and Henry Harrison, carpenters
Individual Designation: 4/9/1957, 1/6/1977
District Designation: Old City Historic District, Significant, 12/12/2003
Preservation Easement: Yes
Staff Contact: Laura DiPasquale, laura.dipasquale@phila.gov, 215-686-7660
TIME: 10:30 A.M.
 
ADDRESS: 133 S 18TH ST
Project: Alter storefront; cut windows and door
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: ADR 18th & Sansom LLC
Applicant: Neil Sklaroff, Ballard Spahr LLP
History: 1850; new façade, c. 1915
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Contributing, 2/8/1995
Staff Contact: Laura DiPasquale, laura.dipasquale@phila.gov, 215-686-7660
TIME: 10:45 A.M.
 
ADDRESS: 1929 SANSOM ST
Project: Replace clear glass with art glass in ten second-story windows
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: 1929 Sansom LP
Applicant: Margaret Saligman, MLS Studios
History: 1926; Warburton Hotel; Arthur L. Harmon, architect
Individual Designation: None
District Designation: Rittenhouse Fitler Residential Historic District, Significant, 2/8/1995
Staff Contact: Erin Cote, erin.cote@phila.gov, 215-686-7660
TIME: 11:00 A.M.
 
ADDRESS: 5 AWBURY RD
Project: Legalize garden structures
Review Requested: Final Approval
Owner: Chunrong Li
Applicant: Chunrong Li
History: 1872; Jonathan and RC Evans House
Individual Designation: 5/7/1981
District Designation: Awbury Arboretum Historic District, Significant, 5/14/2010
Staff Contact: Erin Cote, erin.cote@phila.gov, 215-686-7660
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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 12:53:18 -0500
<![CDATA[L&I Review Board of Appeal Public Hearing - 1-27-15]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/27/l-i-review-board-of-appeal-public-hearing-1-27-15 January 27, 2015 1:15PM 5:00PM

2149 LOMBARD ST 

1:15 PM


147 W SPENCER ST 

1:15 PM


235 W OLNEY AVE 

1:15 PM


1723 FRANCIS ST 

1:15 PM


1510 S CARLISLE ST 

1:15 PM


6332 TORRESDALE AVE 

1:15 PM


4328 N CARLISLE ST 

1:15 PM


3142 POTTER ST 

1:15 PM


3345 AMBER ST 

1:15 PM


3551 RETTA ST 

1:15 PM


2215 E TIOGA ST 

1:15 PM


4120 KNORR ST UnitG #G 

1:15 PM


730 RED LION RD 

1:15 PM


2743 N 46TH ST 

1:15 PM


3400 ARAMINGO AVE 

1:15 PM


4904 BALTIMORE AVE 

1:15 PM


3818 N PARK AVE 

1:15 PM


3422 FAIRMOUNT AVE 

1:15 PM


6844 DICKS AVE 

1:15 PM


720 KENTWOOD ST 

1:15 PM


1841 MERIBROOK RD 

1:15 PM


1451 N 04TH ST 

1:15 PM


3719 RONNALD DR 

1:15 PM


5847 ARCH ST 

1:15 PM


1121 W SOMERVILLE AVE 

1:15 PM


246 S 59TH ST 

1:15 PM


365 GREEN LA 

1:15 PM


1504 W LOUDON ST 

1:15 PM

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 14:50:58 -0500
<![CDATA[Olde Richmond Civic Association General Membership Meeting with presentation from PennDOT]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/27/olde-richmond-civic-association-general-membership-meeting-with-presentation-from-penndot January 27, 2015 7:30PM 9:30PM

This month's agenda includes:

PennDOT will present an update on the I-95 Revive Project. The representatives will be open to your questions and concerns regarding the construction.

Come to the meeting to listen to the presentation or share your ideas and concerns in the neighborhood. 

Also, let us know your ideas about presenters or discussion topics in the next meetings


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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 10:26:25 -0500
<![CDATA[Zoning Board of Appeal Public Hearing - 1-28-15]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/28/zoning-board-of-appeal-public-hearing-1-28-15 January 28, 2015 1:00PM 5:00PM

Date

        Time (EST)

          Address

            Appeal #

1/28/2015

        1:00 PM

          1040 S 57TH ST

            24128

1/28/2015

        1:00 PM

          735 PEMBERTON ST

            23917

1/28/2015

        1:00 PM

          617 S 02ND ST

            23908

1/28/2015

        1:00 PM

          417 E WISTER ST

            23964

1/28/2015

        1:00 PM

          708 S MILDRED ST

            24337

1/28/2015

        1:00 PM

          624 N 12TH ST

            23399

1/28/2015

        1:00 PM

          2511 S PERCY ST

            24297

1/28/2015

        1:00 PM

          118 LAUREL ST

            24291

1/28/2015

        1:00 PM

          805 MOUNTAIN ST

            24361

1/28/2015

        1:00 PM

          704 S MILDRED ST

            24338

1/28/2015

        3:00 PM

          2517 POTTER ST

            24183

1/28/2015

        3:00 PM

          928 RIDGE AVE

            24184

1/28/2015

        3:00 PM

          1917 MORRIS ST

            22933

1/28/2015

        3:00 PM

          1362 KENNEDY ST

            24182

1/28/2015

        3:00 PM

          1416 S COLORADO ST

            24181

1/28/2015

        3:00 PM

          706 S MILDRED ST

            24336

1/28/2015

        3:00 PM

          1536 HAINES ST

            23456

1/28/2015

        3:00 PM

          3308 KENSINGTON AVE

            24178

1/28/2015

        4:00 PM

          4710 N 06TH ST

            24194

1/28/2015

        4:00 PM

          167 E WALNUT LA

            23413

1/28/2015

        4:00 PM

          1306 N 22ND ST

            24190

1/28/2015

        4:00 PM

          1240 N 15TH ST

            23777

1/28/2015

        4:00 PM

          8136 GERMANTOWN AVE

            24187

1/28/2015

        4:00 PM

          1501 S 17TH ST

            24195


More information - Click through each appeal for more details



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Tue, 20 Jan 2015 13:28:02 -0500
<![CDATA[Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan Open House]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/28/philadelphia-30th-street-station-district-plan-open-house January 28, 2015 4:00PM 7:00PM

Amtrak along with its partners Brandywine Realty Trust, Drexel University and SEPTA is hosting an open house on Wednesday, January 28, on the Philadelphia 30th Street Station District Plan. The District Plan is a joint planning effort to create a single, integrated vision for the area surrounding 30th Street Station as a dynamic neighborhood anchored by a world-class transportation hub.

The open house is an opportunity for interested parties to learn about the project, meet the team, ask questions and contribute to the process.

Arrangements will be made for any individuals needing special assistance upon request at least 3 days in advance.

For more information please visit www.PhillyDistrict30.com



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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:51:00 -0500
<![CDATA[JULIAN AGYEMAN - Beyond Green Environmentalism]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/28/julian-agyeman-beyond-green-environmentalism January 28, 2015 5:00PM 6:30PM

JULIAN AGYEMAN | Beyond Green Environmentalism

Penn Humanities Forum

Wednesday, January 28, 2015 from 5:00 PM to 6:30 PM

Philadelphia, PA


2014-2015 Penn Humanities Forum on Color
University of Pennsylvania

In our current world of climate change, environmental planning must consider social needs and welfare to offer a truly sustainable model of living. Co-founder of the historic Black Environment Network and author of numerous books and articles, Julian Agyeman charts the future of the global city through the topics of resource distribution, race, class, and space.

For more information on this and other Penn Humanities Forum events: www.phf.upenn.edu


Register



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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:35:12 -0500
<![CDATA[Introduction to the Living Building Challenge v3.0]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/29/introduction-to-the-living-building-challenge-v3-0 January 29, 2015 5:30PM 8:30PM

Introduction to the Living Building Challenge v3.0


The “Living Building Challenge” is a building certification program, advocacy tool and philosophy that defines the most advanced measure of sustainability in the built environment possible today, and acts to rapidly diminish the gap between current limits and the end-game positive solutions we seek. The intent of the presentation is to share an introduction to the newest version of the standard, the Living Building Challenge v3.0 and discuss its concepts. The stand in comprised of 20 Imperatives that can be applied to almost every conceivable building project, of any scale and any location—be it a new building, an existing structure, or landscape.

The event is being hosted by AIA COTE and presented by the Philadelphia Living Building Challenge Collaborative.


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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 11:16:36 -0500
<![CDATA[PennDesign Lecture: David E. Nye - Illuminations and Expositions]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/01/29/penndesign-lecture-david-e-nye-illuminations-and-expositions January 29, 2015 6:00PM 7:30PM

'Illuminations and Expositions: Reinventing the American City 1875-1915'

David E. Nye is Professor of American History at the Danish Institute of Advanced Study at the University of Southern Denmark. He graduated from Amherst College and completed his MA and PhD at the University of Minnesota. He has taught American studies in the United States, Spain, the Netherlands, and Denmark, and lectured throughout Europe on American history and culture. 

The 18 books he has edited or written include, most recently, America's Assembly Line (2013) and When the Lights Went Out (2010) His Electrifying America (1990) won the Dexter Prize and the Abel Wolman Award. His most frequently cited book is American Technological Sublime (1994).  His America as Second Creation: Technology and Narratives of New Beginnings (MIT, April, 2003) was nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. His Technology Matters: Questions to Live With was translated into French and German and received the Sally Hacker Prize in 2009.  He has appeared on the BBC and American public radio, and he was the narrator and one of the scriptwriters for the eight part Danish television series, "Inventing Modern America." 

He is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of American History and serves on the editorial board for several book series including the presses of the University of Pennsylvania and the University of Massachusetts. He was on the Danish-American Fulbright Board from 1987 until 1997. He was the first chair of SDU's Center for American Studies, and has served as President of the Danish Association for American Studies, Vice-President of the Nordic Association for American Studies, and co-editor of the journal, American Studies in Scandinavia from 1996 to 2003. 

Sponsors:
Graduate Program in Historic Preservation
Kleinman Center for Energy Policy

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:27:36 -0500
<![CDATA[PennDesign 2015 Lisa Roberts & David Seltzer IPD Lecture: Richard Saul Wurman]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/02/02/penndesign-2015-lisa-roberts-david-seltzer-ipd-lecture-richard-saul-wurman February 2, 2015 6:30PM 8:30PM

2015 Lisa Roberts & David Seltzer IPD Lecture: Richard Saul Wurman

Monday, Feb. 2, 2015, 06:30pm

Meyerson Hall

Lower Gallery
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA

Richard Saul Wurman
2015 Lisa Roberts & David Seltzer Integrated Product Design Lecture
Monday, February 2 | 6:30PM
Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery

Registration is encouraged. To register, please click here.

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:51:28 -0500
<![CDATA[CCRUN Seminar at Drexel - Urban Greening and Ecosystem Services]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/02/04/ccrun-seminar-at-drexel-urban-greening-and-ecosystem-services February 4, 2015 4:00PM 5:30PM

Urban Greening and Ecosystem Services
Dr. Matthew Palmer, Columbia University
Dr. Krista McGuire, Barnard College

The next presentation of the Consortium for Climate Risk in the Urban Northeast (CCRUN) Green Infrastructure, Climate, and Cities Seminar Series will be held on Wednesday, February 4th at 4pm at Drexel University.  A webinar option will also be provided.

Space is limited, so please RSVP for both in-person and webinar attendance at http://www.ccrun.org/seminars

Abstract
Microbial communities in the soils and growing media of green infrastructure (GI) likely facilitate many of the benefits that GI are valued for, but few studies have assessed their role in the urban environment. We surveyed microbial communities across New York City GI installations and found evidence that GI type, location, and season had significant effects on the composition and function of bacteria and fungi. These results have implications for GI maintenance and design.

Dr. Krista McGuire is a microbial ecologist in the Department of Biology at Barnard College and the Department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. Her research interests focus on how plant-soil-microbial feedbacks influence ecosystem processes and how these dynamics are impacted by global changes such as urbanization, land-use change, and shifting climate. To address these feedbacks, she conducts investigations in tropical ecosystems as well as in green infrastructure of New York City.

Abstract
Plants are the foundation of the many of the ecosystem services provided by green infrastructure.  They influence energy and water budgets, synthesize organic matter that fuels microbial and animal communities, and provide habitat for a wide variety of organisms.  Although the plant communities in green infrastructure installations are generally designed, mortality of planted material and the colonization of new species create a dynamic system that is poorly understood.  Dr. Palmer will discuss ongoing research on changes in the plants communities of green roofs and street-level tree pits and discuss how these changes may influence ecosystem functions.

Dr. Matthew Palmer is an ecologist in the department of Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology at Columbia University. His research interests are primarily in plant community ecology, with emphases on conservation, restoration and ecosystem function. His current research is on the community dynamics and ecosystem functions of urban forests, wetlands, and green infrastructure, the population biology of rare plants, and the effects of forest canopy disturbance on understory structure and function.

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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 15:05:53 -0500
<![CDATA[PennDesign Lecture: Antoine Picon]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/02/04/penndesign-lecture-antoine-picon February 4, 2015 6:30PM 8:30PM

Antoine Picon

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, 06:30pm

Lower Gallery

102 Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Antoine Picon is the G. Ware Travelstead Professor of the History of Architecture and Technology and Director of Research at the GSD. He teaches courses in the history and theory of architecture and technology. Trained as an engineer, architect, and historian, Picon works on the history of architectural and urban technologies from the eighteenth century to the present. His French Architects and Engineers in the Age of Enlightenment (1988; English translation, 1992) is a synthetic study of the disciplinary "deep structures" of architecture, garden design, and engineering in the eighteenth century, and their transformations as new issues of territorial management and infrastructure-systems planning were confronted. Whereas Claude Perrault (1613-1688) ou la Curiosité d'un classique (1988) traces the origin of these changes at the end of the seventeenth century, L'Invention de l’Ingénieur Moderne, L'Ecole des Ponts et Chaussées 1747-1851 (1992) envisages their full development from the mid-eighteenth century to the 1850s. Picon has also worked on the relations between society, technology and utopia. This is in particular the theme of Les Saint-Simoniens: Raison, Imaginaire, et Utopie (2002), a detailed study of the Saint-Simonian movement that played a seminal role in the emergence of industrial modernity. Picon’s most recent books offer a comprehensive overview of the changes brought by the computer and digital culture to the theory and practice of architecture as well as to the planning and experience of the city. He has published in particular Digital Culture in Architecture: An Introduction for the Design Profession (2010), Ornament: The Politics of Architecture and Subjectivity (2013), Smart Cities: Théorie et Critique d'un Idéal Autoréalisateur (2013).

Picon has received a number of awards for his writings, including the Médaille de la Ville de Paris and twice the Prix du Livre d'Architecture de la Ville de Briey, a well as the Georges Sarton Medal of the University of Gand. In 2010, he was elected a member of the French Académie des Technologies. He is Chevalier des Arts et Lettres since 2014. He is also Chairman of the Fondation Le Corbusier.

Picon received science and engineering degrees from the Ecole Polytechnique and from the Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées, an architecture degree from the Ecole d'Architecture de Paris-Villemin, and a PhD in history from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 18:39:16 -0500
<![CDATA[PennDesign Lecture - Laurie Olin]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/02/05/penndesign-lecture-laurie-olin February 5, 2015 6:00PM 8:00PM

Laurie Olin

Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, 06:00pm

Meyerson Hall, Lower Gallery

The Annual Ian L. McHarg Lecture

Laurie Olin is a distinguished teacher, author, and one of the most renowned landscape architects practicing today.  From vision to realization, he has guided many of the Olin Studio's signature projects, which span the history of the studio from the Washington Monument Grounds in Washington DC to Bryant Park in New York City.  His recent projects include the new Barnes Foundation in Philadelphia and Simon and Helen Director Park in Portland.

Laurie studied civil engineering at the University of Alaska and pursued architecture at the University of Washington, where Richard Haag encouraged him to focus on landscape.  He is currently Practice Professor of Landscape Architecture at the UNiversity of Pennsylvania, where he has taught for forty years, as is the former chair of the Department of Landscape Architecture at Harvard University.  He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts Sciences, a Fellow of the American Society of Landscape Architects, and recipient of the 1998 Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.  He is also the recipient of the 2011 American Society of Landscape Architects Medal, the society's highest award for a lan



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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:54:52 -0500
<![CDATA[MUSA Lunch Series: GIS, Crime Analysis, and Risk Terrain Modeling]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/02/06/musa-lunch-series-gis-crime-analysis-and-risk-terrain-modeling February 6, 2015 12:00PM 2:00PM

Please join us for our February MUSA lunch session, which will feature Dr. Joel Caplan, Associate Professor of Criminal Justice, Rutgers University.  Dr. Caplan is also Deputy Director of the Rutgers Center on Public Security,which focuses on innovative data analysis and information dissemination for strategic decision-making. He will discuss his work in the development of Risk Terrain Modeling (RTM), a methodology that employs GIS and spatial analysis in evaluating illegal behavior, crime patterns, and spatial risks. RTM diagnoses risks that come from features of a landscape and models how they co-locate to create unique behavior settings for crime. With a diagnosis of the attractors of criminal behavior, RTM has proven to make very accurate forecasts. Carrying the perspective of a former police officer, 911-dispatcher, and emergency medical technician, Dr. Caplan focuses on applied-research for evidence-based resource allocation and intervention planning. In addition to his research, Dr. Caplan consults for agencies throughout the United States and internationally on matters of public safety and national security. This session will cover topics in criminology, spatial risk analysis, public policy, epidemiology, urban planning and resource/services allocation. The session is free and open to the public; lunch will be served.  Registration is required. 

You can find more information about Dr. Caplan's work on the RCPS site and his university page, and you can follow him on twitter.

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 10:40:33 -0500
<![CDATA[Stories from an "Architect" - Rebecca Johnson & 2015 Associate Info Session]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/02/09/stories-from-an-architect-rebecca-johnson-2015-associate-info-session February 9, 2015 6:00PM 8:30PM

Stories from an "Architect" - Rebecca Johnson & 2015 Associate Info Session

  • Date:    2/9/2015
  • Time:    6:00 pm - 8:30 pm 
  • Location:    GBCA Conference Room, Center for Architecture, 1218 Arch Street, Philadelphia
  • Organization:    Associate Committee
  • Cost:    Free
  • Registration:    Registration is not required

The AIA Philadelphia Associate Committee welcomes Rebecca Johnson, Executive Director of AIA Philadelphia & the Center for Architecture, to share her career path, her excitement for the AIA Philadelphia and her passions for emerging professionals. Along with hearing from Rebecca, the Associate Committee wants to hear from you! Come hear about our 2015 programs and events, share your ideas and get involved!

Rebecca is an experienced non-profit executive and former land use attorney with 10 years experience working on real estate development projects on behalf of the community, private developers, and local governments. In addition to her expertise on the process of developing the built environment, Rebecca draws upon her passion for improving the lives of individuals and communities through thoughtful community engagement in sustainable development from design to occupancy. Rebecca brings her experience and leadership to AIA Philadelphia and the Center for Architecture to engage, educate, and excite both AIA members and the public around issues of architecture and design. 

The Associate Committee is one of the most active, creative, and dedicated committees in AIA Philadelphia! This year, the Associate Committee has a lot of exciting programs and events: from architecture mentoring groups to ARE study sessions, the BIG event, CANstruction, construction tours, design competitions, fast forward >> Philly, Spooktacular!, Stories from an Architect, the young architects forum and our yearly Welcome Event, we demonstrate to the public the unique talents and skills that architects can bring to the community.

Join us to welcome Rebecca Johnson to the AIA and see what 2015 has in store for both the AIA Philadelphia and the Associate Committee!

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Tue, 13 Jan 2015 12:22:36 -0500
<![CDATA[PennDesign Lecture: Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/02/09/penndesign-lecture-jesse-reiser-and-nanako-umemoto February 9, 2015 6:30PM 8:30PM

Nanako Umemoto and Jesse Reiser

Monday, Feb. 9, 2015, 06:30pm

Lower Gallery
102 Meyerson Hall
210 South 34th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto have practiced in New York City as Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture P.C. since 1986.  Jesse Reiser is currently an Associate Professor of Architecture at Princeton University, and currently serves as the Director of Graduate.  Nanako Umemoto is currently a Visiting Professor at Columbia University and Pratt Institute, and leads a yearly design workshop at Hong Kong University.  Reiser + Umemoto, RUR Architecture P.C., an internationally recognized architectural firm, has built projects at a wide range of scales: from furniture design, to residential and commercial structures, up to the scale of landscape design and infrastructure.  Currently, Reiser + Umemoto carries tremendous momentum forward with the wins of two recent international competitions – the Kaohsiung Port Terminal and Taipei Pop Music Center projects - both of which are in early development.  The firm also recently completed O-14, a unique 22-story office tower in Dubai which has received numerous international honors, including the Concrete Industry Board’s 2009 Award of Merit and the American Council of Engineering Companies’ 2009 Diamond Award.  O-14 is scheduled to open in Summer 2011.Jesse Reiser received his Bachelor of Architecture degree from the Cooper Union in New York and completed his Masters of Architecture at the Cranbrook Academy of Art, and in 1985, was appointed as a fellow of the American Academy in Rome.  Architect and Landscape Architect Nanako Umemoto graduated from Cooper Union following her studies at the School of Urban Design at the Osaka University of Art.  In addition to teaching together at Columbia University, they have individually taught and lectured at various educational and cultural institutions throughout the United States, Europe and Asia, and their work has been widely published and exhibited for over 20 years.  The firm was awarded the Chrysler Award for Excellence in Design in 1999, and the Academy Award in Architecture by the American Academy of Arts and Letters in 2000.  In May 2008, Jesse Reiser and Nanako Umemoto were awarded the Presidential Citation from President George Campbell of the Cooper Union for outstanding practical and theoretical contributions to the field of Architecture.

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Mon, 12 Jan 2015 19:14:59 -0500
<![CDATA[PennDesign Lecture: Kelly Shannon - New Urban Natures: Blue and Green for Belgium and Vietnam]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/02/11/penndesign-lecture-kelly-shannon-new-urban-natures-blue-and-green-for-belgium-and-vietnam February 11, 2015 6:00PM 7:30PM

Kelly Shannon

Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, 06:00pm

Meyerson Hall, B3

Kelly Shannon, Professor and Director of the Landscape Architecture program at the University of Southern California presents, “New Urban Natures: Blue and Green for Belgium and Vietnam.”

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Wed, 14 Jan 2015 13:58:20 -0500
<![CDATA[Sustaining Places Through the Comprehensive Plan]]> http://planphilly.com/events/2015/02/18/sustaining-places-through-the-comprehensive-plan February 18, 2015 3:30PM 5:30PM

The event is free, but register is required: http://dvrpc.ticketleap.com/


Event Description

Sustainability and comprehensive planning can run on two separate tracks within local government. To create sustaining places, the programs have to come together — but how? APA has worked with 13 communities to develop standards for integrating sustainability into comprehensive plans. Hear about the standards and the goals behind them. Find out what goes into the plan, and get tips for successful public participation and plan implementation. Officials and their staff will see what makes a good comprehensive plan and how it can guide the community's future.

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