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Penn IUR is affiliated with more than 200 experts in the field of urbanism. Its Faculty Fellows program identifies faculty at the University of Pennsylvania with a demonstrated interest in urban research; the Penn IUR Scholars program identifies urban scholars outside of Penn; and the Penn IUR Fellows program identifies expert urban practitioners. Together, these programs foster a community of scholars and encourage cross-disciplinary collaboration.

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Faculty Fellow

Daniel Barber

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Assistant Professor

About

Daniel Barber is an Assistant Professor of Architecture in the School of Design. He is an architectural historian with a research interest in the relationship between the design fields and the emergence of global environmental culture across the 20th century. His research looks at the role of architectural technologies in the infrastructural and territorial transformations of the immediate post-World War II period in the United States. Barber’s first book, A House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War, documents the brief but dynamic interest in solar houses in the 1940s and 50s. His second book, Climatic Effects: Architecture, Media, and the Planetary Interior will explore climate-focused architectural design methods from the 1930s to the 1960s.  Barber approaches research and teaching from an interdisciplinary perspective, integrating narratives and methods from histories of technology, science, politics, economics, and environmentalism.

Selected Publications

Barber, Daniel. 2018 (forthcoming). Climatic Effects: Architecture, Media, and the Planetary Interior. Princeton University Press.

Barber, Daniel. 2017. “The Nature of the Image: Olgyay and Olgyay's Architectural-Climatic Diagrams in the 1950s.” Public Culture 29(1): 129-164.

Barber, Daniel. 2016. “Introduction to Architectural History in the Anthropocene.” The Journal of Architecture 21(8): 1165-1170. 

Barber, Daniel. 2016. House in the Sun: Modern Architecture and Solar Energy in the Cold War. New York: Oxford University Press.

Barber, Daniel. 2016. “The Form and Climate Research Group; or, Scales of Architectural History in Climates: Architecture and the Planetary Imaginary, edited by James Graham, Caitlin Blanchfield, Alissa Anderson, Jordan Carver, and Jacob Moore, 303-318. New York: Columbia Books on Architecture and the City.

Faculty Fellow

Jonathan Barnett

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Professor Emeritus of Practice in City and Regional Planning

About

Jonathan Barnett is Professor Emeritus of Practice in City and Regional Planning and former Director of the Urban Design Program in the School of Design. He is an architect and planner as well as an educator and is the author of numerous books and articles on the theory and practice of city design. He has been an advisor to the cities of Charleston, SC, Cleveland, Kansas City, Miami, Nashville, New York City, Norfolk, Omaha, and Pittsburgh in the United States, as well as Xiamen and Tianjin in China. He has been the William Henry Bishop visiting professor at Yale, the Eschweiler Professor at the University of Wisconsin, the Kea Distinguished Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland, and the Sam Gibbons Eminent Scholar at the University of South Florida, and is a guest professor at Southeast University in Nanjing. With his co-author, Larry Beasley, he teaches an on-line course, Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs, which is available on edX. Barnett was awarded the Dale Prize for Excellence in Urban Design and Regional Planning, the Athena Medal from the Congress for the New Urbanism, and the William H. Whyte Award from the Partners for Livable Communities for being a pioneer in urban design education and practice.

Selected Publications

Barnett, Jonathan and Brian W. Blaesser. 2017. Reinventing Development Regulation. Cambridge MA: Lincoln Institute of Land Policy.

Barnett, Jonathan. 2016. City Design: Modernist, Traditional, Green, and Systems Perspectives, 2nd Edition.  New York, NY: Routledge.

Barnett, Jonathan and Larry Beasley. 2015. Ecodesign for Cities and Suburbs. Washington: Island Press. 

Barnett, Jonathan, editor. 2007. Smart Growth in a Changing World. Chicago, Ill. : Planners Press, American Planning Association.

Barnett, Jonathan. 2012. “Jane Jacobs and Designing Cities as Organized Complexity.” In The Urban Wisdom of Jane Jacobs, edited by Sonia Hirt and Diane Zamora. New York, NY: Routledge.

Penn IUR Scholar

Timothy Beatley

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Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities

Chair, Department of Urban and Environmental Planning, School of Architecture, University of Virginia

About

Timothy Beatley is the Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities and Chair of the Department of Urban and Environmental Planning in the School of Architecture at the University of Virginia. Beatley’s work focuses on creating sustainable communities and cultivating creative strategies through which cities and towns can reduce their ecological footprints. Beatley is an author of or contributor to more than fifteen books concerning sustainability. 

Selected Publications

Beatley, Timothy. 2010. Biophilic Cities: Integrating Nature into Urban Design and Planning. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Planning for Coastal Resilience: Best Practices for Calamitous Times, Washington, DC: Island Press, July, 2009.

Beatley, Timothy. 2005. Native to Nowhere: Sustaining Home and Community in a Global Age. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Beatley, Timothy, Peter Newman and Heather Boyer. 2009. Resilient Cities: Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Beatley, Timothy, David Brower and Anna K. Schwab. 2001. An Introduction to Coastal Zone Management. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Beatley, Timothy. 1999. Planning for Coastal Resilience: Best Practices for Calamitous Times. Washington, DC: Island Press.

Penn IUR Scholar

Peter Hendee Brown

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Urban Development Consultant; Lecturer, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota

About

Peter Hendee Brown is an urban development consultant to public, private, and nonprofit organizations including the City of Minneapolis and Target Corporation. He teaches private sector development at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs and he has also taught urban design and site planning.  Brown’s research program draws upon his multi-disciplinary background in architecture, planning, government administration, and real estate development, connecting his experience as a practitioner with teaching and writing about urban redevelopment from multiple viewpoints. In 2009, Brown published his acclaimed book America’s Waterfront Revival: Port Authorities and Urban Redevelopment. The book focuses on four major port-based cities in the United States, analyzes their history, and considers the challenges and opportunities of waterfront redevelopment. Brown is currently completing a book about how real estate developers think for people who study them and work with them, from planners and architects to elected officials, city staff, and members of the community.

Selected Publications

Brown, Peter Hendee. 2014, forthcoming. Selling Dreams:  How Real Estate Developers Think About Design, Profits, and the Community. Philadelphia, PA: The University of Pennsylvania Press.

Brown, Peter Hendee and Peter V. Hall. 2013. “Ports and Waterfronts.” In Infrastructure Planning and Finance: A Smart and Sustainable Guide, Vicki Elmer and Adam Liegland, eds. New York: Routledge Press.

Brown, Peter Hendee. 2013. “The Delaware River Port Authority.” In The Encyclopedia of Greater Philadelphia, Charlene Mires, Howard Gillette, and Randall Miller, eds. Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden. Available online; Print volume to be published by The University of Pennsylvania Press (forthcoming).

Brown, Peter Hendee. 2011. “The Diversified Waterfront and the New Port Authority.” In The Port City in the XXI Century: New Challenges in the Relationship between Port and City, Rinio Bruttomesso and Joan Alemany, eds. Venice: RETE.

Brown, Peter Hendee. 2008. America’s Waterfront Revival: Port Authorities and Urban Redevelopment. Philadelphia, PA: The University of Pennsylvania Press.

Faculty Fellow

David Brownlee

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Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of 19th Century European Art

About

David Brownlee is the Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of 19th Centurey European Art in the History of Art in the School of Arts and Sciences. He is a historian of modern architecture whose interests embrace a wide range of subjects in Europe and America, from the late 18th century to the present. Brownlee has won numerous fellowships and his work has earned three major publication prizes from the Society of Architectural Historians. He is a recipient of the University of Pennsylvania’s Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching. 

Selected Publications

Brownlee, David, and Derek Gillman. 2012. The Barnes Foundation: Two Buildings, One Mission. New York: Skira Rizzoli.

Brownlee, David, David De Long, and Kathryn Hiesinger. 2001. Out of the Ordinary: Robert Venturi, Denise Scott Brown and Associates: Architecture, Urbanism, Design. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Thomas, George and David Brownlee. 2000. Building America’s First University: An Historical and Architectural Guide to the University of Pennsylvania. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Brownlee, David. 1997. Making a Modern Classic: The Architecture of the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Philadelphia: Philadelphia Museum of Art.

Brownlee, David B. and David G. De Long. 1991. Louis I. Kahn: In the Realm of Architecture. New York: Rizzoli International Publications.

 

Faculty Fellow

Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto

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Assistant Professor

About

Raffaella Fabiani Giannetto is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture in the School of Design. She is a landscape architecture historian whose research interests focus on the Italian Renaissance garden, its legacy and historiography, as well as contemporary landscape architecture. Her first book, Medici Gardens: From Making to Design (University of Pennsylvania Press) won the Elisabeth Blair MacDougall Book of the Year Award in 2010. Prior to coming to Penn, she taught landscape architecture at the University of Maryland and at the Ohio State University. Fabiani Giannetto is currently working on a new manuscript titled Georgic Grounds and Gardens: From Palladio’s Villas to American Plantations, which examines the role of England in the transmission of ideas about gardens and agriculture from 16th-century Veneto to colonial America. An offspring of her research is the theme of conference she will host at the School of Design in November 2017, The Culture of Cultivation: Designing with Agriculture. 

Selected Publications

Fabiani Giannetto, Raffaella. 2016. Foreign Trends in American Gardens: A History of Exchange, Adaptation and Reception. University of Virginia Press.

Fabiani Giannetto, Raffaella. 2013. "The Use of History in Landscape Architectural Nostalgia." Change Over Time: An International Journal of Conservation and the Built Environment 3(1): 102-114.

Fabiani Giannetto, Raffaella. 2011. “Grafting the Edelweiss on Cactus Plants: The 1931 Italian Garden Exhibition and Its Legacy." In Clio in the Italian Garden, edited by Mirka Beneš and Michael Lee. Cambridge: Harvard University Press.

Fabiani Giannetto, Raffaella. 2009. Paolo Bürgi Landscape Architect, Discovering the (Swiss) Horizon: Mountain, Lake, and Forest. Princeton Architectural Press.

Fabiani Giannetto, Raffaella. 2008. Medici Gardens: From Making to Design. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

Faculty Fellow

David Gouverneur

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Associate Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture, School of Design, University of Pennsylvania

About

David Gouverneur is Associate Professor of Practice in Landscape Architecture at the School of Design and Honorary Professor of the Universidad Rafael Urdaneta, Maracaibo, Venezuela. Previously, he was the Chair of the School of Architecture and Professor in the Departments of Architecture, and City and Regional Planning at Universidad Simón Bolívar; Director of Urban Development of Venezuela; Co-founder and Professor of the Urban Design program, and Director of the Mayor's Institute in Urban Design at Universidad Metropolitana, in Caracas. He is the two-time recipient of the G. Holmes Perkins Award for distinguished teaching at PennDesign and co-recipient of the Venezuelan National Architecture award in 2000 and in 2016. His professional practice focuses on improvement of existing informal settlements, the rehabilitation of areas affected by extraordinary natural events, areas of new centralities, new mixed-use districts, and the rehabilitation of cultural landscapes. His main area of research focuses on the notion of Informal Armatures, a method to address the rampant Self-Constructed urbanization, the dominant urban form in many countries of the Global South. He has lectured extensively, written articles and organized seminars and workshops, particularly in Latin America. He received his M.Arch in Urban Design from Harvard University (1980), and B.Arch from the Universidad Simón Bolívar in Caracas, Venezuela (1977). 

Selected Publications

Planning and Design for Future Informal Settlements: Shaping the Self-Constructed City. Routledge 2014.

El diseño de nuevos asentamientos informales. Universidad de La Salle/Universidad Eafit, Colombia, 2016

Editor of Revisiting Urban Renewal: Alternatives for Public Housing in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. PennDesign/Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria, 2012

Co author of: The Rehabilitation of the Littoral Central, Venezuela, with the support of Universidad Metropolitana/Harvard University,Toddman Editores, Caracas, 2000.

 

Faculty Fellow

David Leatherbarrow

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Professor and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture

School/Department

Areas of Interest

    About

    David Leatherbarrow is Professor of Architecture and Chair of the Graduate Group in Architecture in the Department of Architecture in the School of Design. He teaches courses in architectural theory and design studios in the graduate and undergraduate programs, supervises research, and directs the Ph.D. program. His primary research interests include history and theory of architecture and the city. Prior to coming to Penn, Leatherbarrow taught theory and design at the Polytechnic of Central London and Cambridge University, England. He is the recipient of the Visiting Scholar Fellowship from the Canadian Center of Architecture (1997-98). 

    Selected Publications

    Leatherbarrow, David. 2004. Topographical Stories: Studies in Landscape and Architecture. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press.

    Leatherbarrow, David. 2002. Uncommon Ground: Architecture, Technology, Topography. Cambridge: MIT Press.

    Leatherbarrow, David. 1993. Roots of Architectural Invention: Site, Enclosure, Materials. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press.

    Mostafavi, Moshen, and David Leatherbarrow. 1993. On Weathering: The Life of Buildings in Time. Cambridge: MIT Press.

    Penn IUR Scholar

    Dongquan Li

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    Associate Professor, Department of Urban Planning and Management, Renmin University of China

    About

    Donqquan Li is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Urban Planning and Management at Renmin University of China. Her current research focuses on urban design and community planning and management. She has also written extensively on modern Chinese urban planning. Prior to her time at Renmin University, Li was a faculty member in the Department of Architecture at Qingdao Institute of Architecture and Engineering and the School of Environmental Science at Peking University.

    Selected Publications

    Li, Dongquan and Hui Li. 2008. A Discussion about the Improvement of Urban Planning Institution Based on the Concept of Public Policy. Urban Studies, 4: 64-68.

    Li, Dongquan and Yixing Zhou. 2007. Historical Study on the Relationship Between Urban Planning and Urban Development. New Architecture, 2: 16-22.

    Li, Dongquan. 2007. Historical Study and Revelation on the Relationship Between Urban Planning and Urban Development of Qingdao in Modern Times. Journal of Chinese Historical Geography, 22(2): 125-136.

    Li, Dongquan and Yixing Zhou. 2006. An Experiment of Modern Chinese Urban Planning. Urban Studies, 13(3): 14-21.

    Li, Dongquan and Yixing Zhou. 2006. Qingdao: Its Status in History and in the Evolution of Modern Urban Planning. City Planning Review, 30(4): 54-59.

    Faculty Fellow

    Christopher Marcinkoski

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    Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design

    School/Department

    Areas of Interest

      About

      Christopher Marcinkoski is Associate Professor of Landscape Architecture and Urban Design in the School of Design. He is a licensed architect and founding director of PORT A+U, a leading-edge urban design consultancy with ongoing projects in Denver, Los Angeles, Chicago, Cleveland and Philadelphia. Prior to his appointment at Penn, Marcinkoski was a senior associate at James Corner Field Operations in New York where he led that office’s large-scale urban design work including the QianHai Water City in Shenzhen and Shelby Farms Park in Memphis. Marcinkoski’s current research uses the urbanistic crisis that emerged in Spain over the first decade of the 21st century as a platform for considering the increasingly speculative nature of contemporary urbanization, and in particular, the disciplinary implications for the design and planning professions engaged in the work that comprises this phenomenon. 

      Selected Publications

      Marcinkoski, C. 2016. The City That Never Was: Reconsidering the Speculative Nature of Contemporary Urbanization. Princeton, NJ: Princeton Architectural Press.

      Marcinkoski, C. 2014. “Notes on the Horizontal: Landscape-Driven Strategies for the Vertical Cities Challenge.” 2013 Vertical Cities Asia International Design Competition + Symposium. National University of Singapore and World Future Foundation.

      Marcinkoski, C. 2013. “Re-Cultivating the Forest City.” American Collegiate Schools of Architecture 101st Annual Conference.

      Faculty Fellow

      Anuradha Mathur

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      Professor

      About

      Anuradha Mathur is of Landscape Architecture in the School of Design. She is an architect and landscape architect. In collaboration with her partner, Dilip da Cunha, she has focused her artistic and design expertise on cultural and ecological issues of contentious landscapes. Their investigations have taken them to diverse terrains, including the Lower Mississippi, New York, Sundarbans, Bangalore, Mumbai and, most recently, Jerusalem. An underlying thread in Mathur’s work is a concern for how water is visualized and engaged in ways that lead to conditions of its excess and scarcity, but also the opportunities that its fluidity offers for new visualizations of terrain, design imagination, and design practice. 

      Selected Publications

      Mathur, Anuradha and Dilip da Cunha. 2014. Design in the Terrain of Water. Philadelphia, PA: Applied Research + Design Publishing.

      Mathur, Anuradha and Dilip da Cunha. 2009. Soak: Mumbai in an Estuary. National Gallery of Modern Art/Rupa and Co.

      Mathur, Anuradha and Dilip da Cunha. 2006. Deccan Traverses: The Making of Bangalore’s Terrain. Rupa and Co.

      Mathur, Anuradha and Dilip da Cunha. 2001. Mississippi Floods: Designing a Shifting Landscape. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press.

      Penn IUR Scholar

      Suzana Pasternak

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      Professor of Architecture and Urbanism, School of Architecture and Urbanism, University of Sao Paulo

      About

      Suzana Pasternak is Professor of Architecture and Urbanization at the School of Architecture and Urbanism at the University of Sao Paulo, where she teaches courses on urbanization, demography, and housing. Her work focuses on housing services in developing urban areas and includes research on the development of and life in Sao Paulo’s squatter settlements. 

      Selected Publications

      Pasternak, Suzana. 2012. Mudanças na Estrutura Sócio-ocupacional das Metrópoles Brasileiras. Cadernos Metrópole (PUC-SP), 14: 233-278.

      Pasternak, Suzana and Lucia Maria Machado Bógus. 2011. A Dinâmica Espacial da Desigualdade na Região Metropolitana de São Paulo. Estudos sobre Urbanização, Arquitetura e Preservação, 47: 1-88.

      Pasternak, Suzana and Lucia Maria Machado Bógus Bógus. 2011. Urbanização, Meio Ambiente e Saúde em São Paulo. InterfacEHS (Ed. Português), 6: 51-72.

      Pasternak, Suzana. 2011. O Estado de São Paulo no Censo 2010. Nyssa, 199: 24.

      Pasternak, Suzana. 2010. Loteamentos Irregulares No Município de São Paulo: Uma Avaliação Espacial Urbanística. Planejamento e Politicas Publicas, 1: 131-170.

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