Community and Regional Planning students envision future of the Fort Washington Office Park
Landscape Architecture senior Amy Reese and Community and Regional Planning graduate student Shane Godshall with with GIS specialist Md. Mahbubur R. Meenar and A.S.M. Abdul Bari on a project to re-envision the Fort Washington Office Park.
The Fort Washington Office Park a location that employs 14,000 people is suffering from a crisis of age.
Originally developed in the mid-1950s, the 563 acre office park in Upper Dublin Township was one of the first of its type in suburban Philadelphia. Built within a natural basin, many of the buildings were erected long before there were laws in place to prevent building within floodplains. Read more
Graduate students develop emergency management plan for Cheltenham Township
Cheltenham Township has the distinction of being one of the closest suburban communities to Philadelphia.
In the event of an emergency involving the city, Cheltenham would play a significant role in emergency management.
With such a key role to play, students in the Community and Regional Planning 501: Planning Studio have taken the semester to develop a Shelter-in-Place/Evacuation Manual to supplement the township's emergency management plan. Read more
Spring Community and Regional Planning studio seeks to preserve history
How does a township or borough grow without impacting the environment? What is the best way to preserve open space? How can I make a difference in the future of my community?
These are questions that planners ask themselves every day.
The planning studio is designed to be a cumulative experience for undergraduates in Community and Regional Planning. Working in teams and independently, students are given the opportunity to synthesize the skills, knowledge, and methods of community and regional planning practice by applying them in a real-world setting. Read more
Students explore the world in new ways with GIS technology
Unfold the map in your glove compartment. It might be able to tell you how to get from point A to point B, but not a great deal more.
With state-of-the-art technology at their fingertips, students in Temple University Ambler's Community and Regional Planning undergraduate and graduate degree programs could develop a comprehensive map that tells you not only where you're going but what you'll find when you get there - everything from population densities to pizza places to the best traffic route in the event of an emergency. Read more