Co-sponsored with Penn’s Urban Studies program, this symposium celebrates the work of graduating urban-focused doctoral candidates. Graduates present and discuss their dissertation findings and celebrate their work with family, friends, and faculty. Lunch will be served. If you are interested in attending, please email Laura Barron at

Speakers include:

  • Albert Han, City and Regional Planning, School of Design, “Evaluating the performance of the greenbelt policy for present and future urban growth management and environmental protection : a case study in the Seoul Metropolitan Area of South Korea”
  • Mary Rocco, City and Regional Planning, School of Design, “Partnerships, Philanthropy and Innovation: Urban Revitalization in US Legacy Cities”
  • Kenneth Steif, City and Regional Planning, School of Design, “Toward School Improvement Districts: School quality & the equitable revitalization of neighborhoods”
  • Daniel Treglia, Social Policy and Practice, School of Arts and Sciences, “Using Positive Psychology to Explain Shelter Use: A Study of Homeless Families in New York City”


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