March 14, 2019

Vision Zero Conference PHL 2019

Author: lmandara

The Planning and Community Development department is 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 10:00AM to 4:00PM. Mayor Keeney is scheduled to make concluding remarks at 3:00pm. 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

November 8, 2017

Clay Lloyd (BS CRP '13) Hired by Temple Office of Emergency Management

Author: Tracy Purdy

Clay Lloyd is back at Temple, but this time, it’s for good. Before coming to Temple to earn a BS in Commuity and Regional Planning, he had worked doing outreach and education for the Awbury Arboretum in Germantown. Hoping to earn a degree that would allow him to continue working in community development is what brought Clay to Temple. Now he is back, and working as Continuity Planning Coordinator in the Office of Emergency Management. Read More

May 15, 2017

2017 AICP Outstanding Student Award Winner - Randall Rook

Author: lmandara

At the Tyler School of Art awards ceremony, Randal Rook, MS City and Regional Planning, was presented with the American Institute of Certified Planners Outstanding Student Award.  The Planning and Community Development department faculty select a student based on three criteria:  academic excellence, commitment to the profession, and community service.  Randy was the unanimous choice for his stellar gpa, transportation work at AECOM, and volunteer service to immigrant communities in South Philadelphia.  Randy also applied for and was an awarded a Temple-Wagner Free Institute Research Fellowship during his final year of study in the MS City an Regional Planning program. Join us in congratulating Randy! Read More

April 27, 2017

The Tyler Carnival is Back!

Author: Anonymous

Free food. Inflatable rides. Temporary tattoos. Cotton Candy Stand. Did I mention free food? If any of those seem appealing to you, you should make your way to Tyler on May 2nd, 2017 between 1 and 4pm! The Tyler Carnival is back once again for another day of free food, fun, and de-stressing during study days for the hardworking students at Temple. Read More

April 27, 2017

Lisa Guenst (BSCRP '13) Wins Big at Be Your Own Boss Bowl

Author: lmandara

Lisa Guenst (MS CRP '13) won the Upper Track prize yesterday at the Be Your Own Boss Bowl hosted by Temple's Innovation and Entrepreneurship Institute.  Lisa invented the ToothShower, which she developed as a practicing dental hygienist.  She is very close to getting the ToothShower manufactured and on the market.  Learn more about Lisa and the other winners at the 2017 BYOBB. Read More

April 26, 2017

Water Resources Association Tribute to Jeff Featherstone

Author: lmandara

Lynn Mandarano, Associate Professor and Chair of the Planning and Community Development department, was invited to deliver a tribute to Dr. Jeffrey Featherstone at the Water Resources Association of the Delaware River Basin 35th Annual Recognition Awards Dinner.  The WRA selected Jeff to receive the Samuel S. Baxter Memorial award. The Baxter award is given to the nominated "candidate who best exemplifies the purposes of the WRA as evidenced by the contribution to sound water management that was the keystone of Philadelphia's former Water Commissioner. in recognition of his accomplishments in protecting water resources."  The award was presented to Nancy Featherstone at the Downtown Club in Philadelphia on April 19, 2017. Read More

April 10, 2017

Evan Wise (CDEV '18) Recieves $4,000 Research Grant

Author: Tracy Purdy

Evan Wise (CDEV 18’) has been awarded a $4,000 research grant through the Diamond Research Scholars Program for the summer of 2017 to research accessibility and affordability of Uber and Lyft in low-income areas in Philadelphia. Evan is a former Diamond Peer Teacher for Urban Dynamics (Fall ’16), and knew he wanted to apply for the research award for this year, so began looking for a topic. Read More