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October 7, 2019

William J. Cohen's new book, "Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture," now available

Author: Zachary Vickers

William J. Cohen, PhD, FAICP and associate professor of practice in the Tyler School of Art and Architecture's City & Regional Planning Program released his latest book, Ecohumanism and the Ecological Culture: The Educational Legacy of Lewis Mumford and Ian McHarg, with Temple University Press. Full of narrative and personal stories, Cohen’s book focuses on scholar Lewis Mumford and his conception of an educational philosophy that was enacted by his mentee, Ian McHarg, the renowned landscape architect and regional planner, who advanced a new way to achieve an ecological culture through an educational curriculum based on fusing ecohumanism—a synthesis of natural systems ecology with the myriad dimensions of human systems, or human ecology―to the planning and design disciplines.  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. To register and learn more visit the s conference schedule click here The link with take you to the conference page at the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia. 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