Architectural critic and PennDesign Meyerson Professor of Urbanism Witold Rybczynski joined architect, urban planner, educator, theorist, and author Moshe Safdie in conversation about Safdie's body of work and philosophy as part of the Spring 2012 Lecture Series in April.
As part of PennDesign's Spring 2012 Lecture Series, Enrique Peñalosa spoke on mobility, quality of life and equity in urban environments. An accomplished public official, economist and administrator, Enrique Peñalosa completed his three-year term as Mayor of Bogotá, Colombia on December 31, 2000. While mayor, Peñalosa was responsible for numerous radical improvements to the city and its citizens. Co-sponsored with Penn IUR. For more information, visit design.upenn.edu/calendar/enrique-peñalosa.
“Work and Words: The Diana Center” was a rare opportunity to hear from individuals who have framed critical positions regarding the territory of architecture and urban form. Marion Weiss, Graham Chair Professor of Architecture, and her partner Michael Manfredi presented the evolution of their work on Monday, March 21. Dr. David Leatherbarrow, interim chair of Architecture moderated the conversation also featuring Kenneth Frampton and Barry Bergdoll.
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On January 17, The Annenberg Center and University of Pennsylvania's School of Design hosted a panel discussion on the history and long-controversial politics of major urban projects in conjunction with the Philadelphia premiere of the docu-musical, In the Footprint: The Battle over Atlantic Yards by The Civilians.
Moderated by John Landis, Crossways Professor of City and Regional Planning, the panel featured Marilyn Taylor, Dean, University of Pennsylvania's School of Design; Eugenie Birch, Professor, Urban Research & Education; Laura Wolf-Powers, Assistant Professor, City & Regional Planning; Susan Wachter, Prof., Real Estate & Finance; Paulette Adams, People's Emergency Center CDC; and Jim Burnett, Executive Director of the West Philadelphia Financial Services Institution.