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Back to Blog February 2, 2016

Planning Studio Brownfields Study Wins Award!

Author: Steven Schrayer
MCRP '15 students pose for a photo at the award ceremony

Above: Members of the 2015 Graduate Planning Studio at Wednesday’s award ceremony

The southwest neighborhoods of Philadelphia bear the scars of a long history of industrial use. From old oil refineries to shut down and underutilized manufacturing plants, it is a region ripe for redevelopment. Department of Community and Regional Planning graduate students, guided by Assistant Professor Jeffrey Doshna, created a comprehensive report entitled “Addressing Brownfields, An Inventory and Redevelopment Plan for Southwest Philadelphia,” providing a key resource in identifying and prioritizing locations for reuse and redevelopment.


On October 28, Doshna’s students were presented with the 2015 Student Scholarship Award for a Group Paper by the American Planning Association’s Pennsylvania Chapter — Southeast Section (APAPASE), recognizing the professionalism and thoroughness they exhibited in developing the 136-page report.


This is the fourth studio award in a row for Jeff Doshna's studios.