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  • Erase the Boundaries: Design Ideas for Greater Philadelphia | PennDesign
    29 2009 at PennDesign The workshop was convened by PennDesign orchestrated by PennPraxis and supported by the Planning Collective The Penn Institute for Urban Research hosted the event Reshaping the City New Visions for Urban Infrastructure which brought together industry leaders and top city officials to discuss new visions for urban infrastructure The 2009 Philadelphia Regional Infrastructure Charrette brought together experts and thought leaders in the fields of economics transportation urban design natural systems planning and public policy including public officials from across the region to develop ideas for a regional infrastructure investment framework that could advance Philadelphia as the center of a prosperous 21st century metropolitan region Working in coordination with the Philadelphia City Planning Commission the charrette tested the implications of a regional transportation and natural systems framework on key sites in and around Philadelphia while exploring the relationship between evolving federal policy and regional economic geography While Greater Philadelphia has significant assets its transportation infrastructure and natural systems frameworks struggle to keep pace with the diffuse development patterns that characterize the region The workshop and resulting study was funded by a grant from the William Penn Foundation and with the support of the Office of the Provost

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/pennpraxis/work/erase-boundaries-design-ideas-greater-philadelphia (2015-10-17)
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  • Atlas for the End of the World (AFEW) | PennDesign
    research question that underpins and motivates this project is how can landscape architecture work on a scale and in a manner that is inversely commensurate with that of biodiversity s inexorable decline The key to this lies in the law of the land more specifically the interpretation and application of three key terms in the CBD The first is that for the 194 nations who are party to the CBD the Convention sets a target of securing 17 of the earth s terrestrial areas as protected habitat by 2020 The second is that this land cannot just be anywhere rather it must be ecologically representative The third is that these lands should be well connected And this is where the wicked problems begin For to be truly representative future protected areas must by definition be distributed across the world s 867 recognized eco regions and furthermore to be truly well connected they would need to be linked together across jurisdictional borders and infrastructural lines so as to form a continuous global matrix Presently protected lands for all types of habitat are unevenly distributed across 235 countries in circa 160 000 fragmented sites Taken as a whole these sites constitute 13 of the world s remaining habitat and represent little more than half of earth s eco regions The CBD requirement that another 4 be secured by 2020 might on first impressions seem paltry but 4 of the earth s terrestrial surface is 5 932 000 square kilometers the equivalent of over 1 73 million Central Parks Here at Penn we are preparing the base maps for ecological networks across the 457 ecoregions which make up the world s 34 biodiversity hotspots These maps are not designs they are base maps from which communities can begin to understand spatially what s

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/landscape-architecture/research/atlas-end-world-afew (2015-10-17)
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  • xLAB: Experience Design & Technology Lab | PennDesign
    Experience Design Technology Lab xLAB is a collective of designers engineers and computer scientists at the University of Pennsylvania who develop immersive experiences for future entertainment systems Our goal is to interconnect the creation distribution and consumption of content with the physical world Through the development of distributed middleware protocols and interfaces for the Internet of Things we bring out the context of the content into captivating experiences that engage

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/interdisciplinary-programs/research/xlab-experience-design-technology-lab (2015-10-17)
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  • Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements | PennDesign
    global scale Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements Routledge August 2014 Shaping the Self Constructed City Authored by David Gouverneur this is the first book to address future informal settlements at the global scale It argues that to foster favourable conditions for the sustainable evolution of future informal cities planners must consider the same issues that are paramount in formal urban developments such as provision of balanced land uses energy efficiency and mobility water management and food sufficiency governance and community participation productivity and competitiveness identity and sense of place Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements makes a call for responsible action to address the urban challenges of the developing world suggesting that the vitality of informality coupled with spatial design and good management can support the efficient use of resources in better places to live The book analyses the strengths and weaknesses of informal urbanism and the challenges faced by the fast growing cities of the developing world Through case studies it demonstrates the contributions and limitations of different attempts to plan ahead for urban growth from the creation of formal housing and urban infrastructures for self built dwellings to the improvement of existing informal settlements It

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/interdisciplinary-programs/research/planning-and-design-future-informal-settlements (2015-10-17)
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  • LA+ | PennDesign
    to reveal connections and build collaborations between landscape architecture urban design and other disciplines by exploring each issue s theme from multiple perspectives The journal features a range of contribution types including essays interviews design criticism graphic features illustrations and short form pieces designed to provoke and inspire readers Each year two teams of three to four students are selected to work with the Editor in Chief on current issues

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/landscape-architecture/research/la (2015-10-17)
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  • Interdisciplinary Programs - Degrees | PennDesign
    Faculty and Staff Alumni Search form Search Work Degrees Dual Degrees Certificates Courses About Apply Share Share via Email Interdisciplinary Programs Table of Contents Master of Urban Spatial Analytics Master of Integrated Product Design Master of Urban Spatial Analytics The Master of Urban Spatial Analytics MUSA degree is a 9 month masters program coupling spatial analysis skills most notably Geographic Information Systems GIS with substantive knowledge in an urban content area of the student s choosing Administered by the School of Design in cooperation with the Penn Institute for Urban Research the MUSA program pulls together coursework and advisors from across the Penn campus including faculty in City and Regional Planning Landscape Architecture Engineering the Wharton Business School Public Health Social Policy Environmental Studies and Criminology Master of Integrated Product Design Students in the Master of Architecture I first professional degree program may complete an additional degree a Master of Integrated Product Design M IPD concurrently with their M Arch degree The M IPD is a 10 CU program with a four semester studio sequence Architecture students can complete the dual degree in 4 years with the completion of 35 course units and the combined requirements of the two degrees

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/interdisciplinary-programs/degrees (2015-10-17)
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  • Certificate Programs | PennDesign
    Share via Email Interdisciplinary Programs Certificate Programs PennDesign offers a number of certificate programs which can be pursued simultaneously with a PennDesign masters degree Applicants can apply to the certificate program at the same time that they apply for their masters degree program or can apply after they matriculate In addition all certificates except the Certificates in Urban Design and Real Estate Design and Development can be taken as a stand alone course of study This allows professionals to enhance and expand their knowledge of their fields For information about each Certificate offered at PennDesign please follow the links below For Disclosure Information Required by the U S Department of Education for Gainful Employment Programs click here Ecological Architecture Certificate Urban Redevelopment Certificate Geographical Information Systems and Spatial Analysis Certificate Land Preservation Certificate Historic Preservation Certificate Landscape Studies Certificate Time Based and Interactive Media Certificate Emerging Design and Research Certificate Real Estate Design and Development Certificate Urban Design Certificate Program Costs For tuition rates fees and the books and supplies budget for one academic year please visit our section on tuition and financial aid Completion Rate Our stand alone certificate students typically complete their five course unit of study over

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/interdisciplinary-programs/certificates (2015-10-17)
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  • Interdisciplinary Programs - Courses | PennDesign
    This studio is structured for IPD students as an intensive interdisciplinary exploration of Design The goal of the studio is to give students a firsthand experience of various processes involved in creating successful integrated product designs Students will go through various stages of the design process including problem definition concept development ideation prototyping and idea refinement The purpose of the IPD design studio is to offer options of ways to approach and resolve larger design objectives IPD Problem Finding 552 In the second semester of the four semester studio sequence we ask students to take a step back from what and how they are designing and ask the question of why they are designing Students will learn a rigorous process for understanding stakeholder needs and for translating those needs into implications for product design They will begin to develop greater awareness of the personal social competitive and technological contexts that their products fit into and to learn how to design for those contexts IPD Theories Methods 1 561 Integrated Product Design is a wide ranging field This course is intended to familiarize students with the field and help them find their place within it During the semester students will learn the theories and methods of integrated product design through a combination of lectures readings and exercises The course will examine the different ideas and techniques involved in integrated product design reviewing critical concepts historical developments and current applications The course will familiarize students with the practice of integrated product design provide them with different perspectives on the design process and highlight the diverse types of problems that require an integrated approach to solve IPD Theories Methods 2 562 The course will examine the different ideas and techniques involved in integrated product design reviewing critical concepts historical developments and current applications

    Original URL path: http://www.design.upenn.edu/interdisciplinary-programs/courses (2015-10-17)
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