PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA – The Penn Institute for Urban Research, in collaboration with the Center for Public Health Initiatives, is pleased to announce the winner of its photo contest on the theme of public health and the urban environmental landscape.
The winning photo, “Summer’s Day at John Kelly Pool, Fairmount Park, Pa.,” taken by Ben Chrisinger, is a nostalgic-feeling image that depicts the recreational and community-building benefits of urban public pools. The two runners up were: “Schuylkill River Trail” by Rob Lybeck, a moody and arresting shot depicting a runner on the trail, and Teng Teng’s “Spruce Street Harbor Park, Philadelphia,” a vibrant image of toddlers enjoying the waterfront pop-up parks.
Three additional submissions received honorable mentions: “Pedestrian Traffic, Italian Market, Philadelphia” by Alexandra Atiyeh; “Natural, Human, and Industrial Landscape, Philadelphia,” by Caroline Carney; and “Luxembourg Gardens, Paris, France” by Javier Medina.
The winner and runners up were announced at the "Shaping the Urban Health and Environmental Landscape" symposium, held today in the Fisher Fine Arts Library at the University of Pennsylvania. The contest was judged by the symposium’s panel of experts, who looked for compelling images that emphasize ways that urban design has succeeded or failed to promote public health and well-being.
View all the winning photos on the Penn IUR website.
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The Penn Institute for Urban Research (Penn IUR) is dedicated to advancing cross-disciplinary urban-focused research, instruction, and civic engagement on issues relevant to cities around the world. As the global population becomes increasingly urban, understanding cities is vital to informed decision-making and public policy at the local, national, and international levels. Penn IUR focuses on research that informs the sustainable and inclusive twenty-first-century city. By providing a forum for collaborative scholarship and instruction at Penn and beyond, Penn IUR stimulates research and engages with urban practitioners and policymakers to inform urban policy.