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February 25, 2022

Tyler Ray (BS '22) Advocates for Preservation of Historic North Philly Church

Author: Emily Herbein

Lifelong North Philadelphia resident Tyler Ray (BS '22) is determined to use his Community Development degree and certificate in Historic Preservation to uphold one of his neighborhood's most beloved structures, the Church of the Advocate. Ray tells Temple Now that his family have been lifelong members and the church is what initially "nurtured his love of architecture and passion for preservation."  Read More

November 1, 2021

Alena Firestone (Community Development '23) Featured in Planning Magazine

Author: Emily Herbein

Photo courtesy of Alena FirestoneAlena Firestone, Community Development ‘23, City Regional Planning ‘24, was recently featured in Planning Magazine’s Fall 2021 issue for a commentary in which she discusses the ties between public health and the need for adequate city planning techniques to combat inequity.   Read More

October 12, 2020

Tyler News Round Up September/October 2020

Author: Zachary Vickers

Stay up to date on all that is happening with faculty, students and alumni of the Tyler School of Art and Architecture: Trenton Doyle Hancock (MFA '00) gives the origin story of his alter ego, Torpedo Boy, talks about what Philip Guston’s infamous Klansmen have to offer as well as discusses his latest exhibition, “Something American,” on view at James Cohan’s two New York City locations through October 17, 2020. (October 7, 2020) Read More

October 3, 2019

Tyler alumnus creates mural with Philadelphia high school students to enhance community

Author: Zachary Vickers

In spring 2019, Tyler School of Art and Architecture Community Development alumnus Jon Fiamoncini (BSCD ‘19) helped create a mural and garden at Philadelphia’s George Washington Carver High School of Engineering and Science (GWC), with the help of students and generous donors.“Originally, I’d been assigned the task of assisting a group of GWC students with a community engagement project through my Placemaking: Revitalizing Urban Communities class at Tyler,” Fiamoncini said. After the class ended, he continued to volunteer at GWC. That’s when plans were discussed for the creation of a mural and garden. Read More

March 14, 2019

Vision Zero Conference PHL 2019

Author: lmandara

The Tyler School of Art and Architecture's City & Regional Planning and Community Development programs are excited to be the local host and sponsor for the VisionZero PHL 2019 conference on March 16.The goal of VisionZero is to reduce the the number and severity of traffic crashes each year with the goal of reaching Zero incidents. The conference is being convened by the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia and will be held at Temple's Howard Gittis Student Center from 10 am. to 4 p.m. Mayor Keeney is scheduled to make concluding remarks at 3 p.m. Read More

March 21, 2018

Placemaking class facilitates community design workshop

Author: lmandara

Students in the Placemaking course engaged in a service-learning opportunity this semester.  They obtained hands-on community engagement placemaking experience by facilitating a Community Design Workshop for an EPA funded Brownfield Wide Area Planning grant.  Dr. Mandarano is co-teaching the Placemaking course this semester with Terence Milstead, Adjunct. This course provided the perfect opportunity to embed an experiential learning experience directly tied to the EPA project.  After receiving training on how to facilitate community-led placemaking discussions, students worked in teams to facilitate and document dialogues with local residents and private property owners aim at developing win-win redevelopment concepts for five vacant parcels in Philadelphia's North of Lehigh neighborhood. Read More