In March 2018, the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded a $1.533 million grant to the University of Pennsylvania for a five-year project focused on urban diversity and inclusion entitled “The Inclusive City: Past, Present, and Future.”
The Inclusive City project is pleased to announce that 15 faculty members, drawn from both the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Design, have been appointed to the project for two-year terms. They will join the projects co-directors, David Brownlee, Frances Shapiro-Weitzenhoffer Professor of 19th Century European Art, and Eugénie Birch, Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Education, Department of City and Regional Planning, School of Design, Chair of the Graduate Group in City Planning, and Co-Director of Penn IUR. Alisa Chiles, a PhD candidate in the History of Art, will manage the project.
The newly appointed faculty members include: Rita Barnard, Professor, English ; David Barnes, Associate Professor, History and Sociology of Science; Mia Bay, Professor, History; Herman Beavers, Professor, English and Africana Studies; Jennifer Ponce de Leon, Assistant Professor, English; Simon Richter, Professor, Germanic Languages and Literatures; Mantha Zarmakoupi, Assistant Professor, History of Art; Daniel Barber, Associate Professor, Architecture; David Hartt, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts; Sophie Hochhäusl, Assistant Professor, Architecture; Zhongjie Lin, Associate Professor, City and Regional Planning; Michelle Lopez, Assistant Professor, Fine Arts; Ken Lum, Professor, Fine Arts; Vincent Reina, Assistant Professor, City and Regional Planning; and Franca Trubiano, Associate Professor, Architecture.
“The Inclusive City: Past, Present, and Future” project builds upon the Mellon-funded Humanities, Urbanism, and Design (H+U+D) Initiative, a ground-breaking five-year collaboration by the School of Design (PennDesign), School of Arts and Sciences (SAS), and Penn Institute of Urban Research (Penn IUR) that brings together students and faculty to explore cities — past, present and future — examining them at the intersection of the humanities and design disciplines.
“The Inclusive City” project, which retains the basic structure of the original H+U+D project, with a new thematic focus on diversity and inclusion.