Pols Give Nutter Advice About His New Job at Columbia

January 28, 2016

Mark Alan Hughes of the School of Design and faculty director of the Fels Policy Research Initiative is quoted.

Article Source: Philly.com
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Media Contact:Amanda Mott | ammott@upenn.edu | 215-898-1422January 29, 2016

President’s Innovation Prize Contenders Vie for $100K Seed Money and Big Perks at Penn

In April, one enterprising senior or team of graduates-to-be at the University of Pennsylvania will be named the inaugural President’s Innovation Prize winners. The award comes with $100,000 in seed money and a $50,000 living stipend per team member. And that is just the start.

Ken Lum on Canada vs. the USA

January 19, 2016

Ken Lum of the School of Design is featured for his experience living in America, specifically Philadelphia, compared to Canada.

Article Source: Canadian Art
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Media Contact:Deborah Lang | dlang@upenn.edu | 215-573-8386January 20, 2016

The Penn Institute for Urban Research Announces New Photo Contest

Enter this new photo contest today, a collaboration between Penn IUR and the Center for Public Health Initiatives.

The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR), in collaboration with the Center for Public Health Initiatives, recently announced a photo contest on the theme of public health and the urban environmental landscape. The contest asks participants to submit images

How Driverless Cars Are Putting the Brakes on Road Rage

January 14, 2016

Erick Guerra of the School of Design comments on the impact self-driving cars can have on urban planning and civil engineering.

Article Source: Newsweek
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Media Contact:Katherine Unger Baillie | kbaillie@upenn.edu | 215-898-9194January 7, 2016

Penn President’s Engagement Prize Launches Effort to Empower Ghanaian Girls

The University of Pennsylvania President’s Engagement Prize gave Penn graduate Shadrack Frimpong the opportunity to fulfill a dream he had been imagining for years: opening a clinic and school for girls in his

Random Attacks Not Tied to Terrorism Challenge Law Enforcement

December 21, 2015

Witold Rybczynski of the School of Design talks about the purpose of bollards and protecting pedestrians from vehicles driving on the sidewalk.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal
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Media Contact:Jacquie Posey | jposey@upenn.edu | 215-898-6460January 6, 2016

Penn Ph.D. Student Examines Nutrition, Timing of Foods Acquired in Food Deserts

Eliza Davenport Whiteman, a second-year doctoral student in the University of Pennsylvania’s Department of City and Regional Planning in the School of Design, conducted a pilot study that offers a novel metric for evaluating how low-income residents of food deserts acquire food.

The Desktop Gene Machine

December 8, 2015

Orkan Telhan of the School of Design and Karen Hogan of the School of Arts & Sciences are highlighted for collaborating on a desktop machine that automates genetic engineering.

Article Source: Popular Science

In Print: Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs

December 7, 2015

A review of a book co-authored by Jonathan Barnett of the School of Design.

Article Source: Urban Land Magazine