The Southeast Section announced its 2016 student scholarship awards at the Annual Event at the Lucky Dog Saloon on November 3rd. The winners were selected by a sub-committee of the section council using a set of criteria that included topic originality, thoroughness of research and quality of analysis and conclusions. This year the program was very competitive with eleven submissions.
The winners are as follows:
1st Place- Group Award– TEMPLE- Community Engagement- Kensington (3 students)
Michelle Atherton/Leonard Bonarek/Ted Mullen
2nd Place- Group Award– TEMPLE- Division Street Revitalization (3 students)
Corey Brown/Michelle Goddard/Mark Huber
3rd Place- Individual Award– WCU-3D Modeling in Land Development Planning
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APAPASE is looking for Graduate School program papers (individual and group) about topics and issues relevant to the Delaware Valley Region. Eligible papers can address contemporary planning-related topics, such as sustainability, Smart Growth, and energy planning, and include methods for achieving implementation. Papers must be generated through graduate level studios and/or class/course assignments.
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Announcing the 2013 APAPA Southeast Section Student Scholarship Awards
This year, three projects were recognized by the Section. Each represents excellence in research projects at the graduate level from area universities.
First place- Best Group Project
New Life for Old Schools Plan
University of Pennsylvania
This research paper explored use opportunities for City schools that were programmed for closure. The project thoroughly investigated the neighborhoods in which they were located and proposed a series of realistic alternative uses.
The policy recommendations in this report outline a new framework for school disposition and reuse in Philadelphia.
“With smart planning, vigorous community engagement, strong public leadership, and savvy private investment, closed public school buildings can be repurposed as assets enabling Philadelphia to catalyze positive neighborhood change”
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