Resource: Scenario Journal

Scenario Journal is an online project focused on the next generation of urban landscapes. Scenario seeks to create a free and accessible platform for showcasing conversations that spark collaboration, rethink urban landscape performance, and lay down a framework for design innovation. 

The online journal is co-edited by Stephanie Carlisle, Principal at KieranTimberlake and a lecturer of Urban Ecology at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design and Nicholas Pevzner, full-time lecturer in the Department of Landscape Architecture at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design.

The latest issue, Migration, contains fourteen articles ranging from human to plant migration and everything in between. See the list below for specific articles. Visit for more information on future calls, past issues, and more.

Introduction: Migration 
by Stephanie Carlisle and Nicholas Pevzner

Migrations in Our Habitats, Scaling from the Clone to the Continent
by Steven N. Handel

Fluid Geographies: Strategies for the Landscape Left Behind
by Karl Kullmann

The Continental Compact: Eastward Migration in a (New) New World
by Ian Caine and Derek Hoeferlin

Ode to Joy
by Traumnovelle

Flood + Forest: A Migration Corridor for Reconnecting the Brussels Landscape
by Wim Wambecq and Bruno De Meulder

Movebank: An Interview with Roland Kays
by Nicholas Pevzner and Stephanie Carlisle

Trade as Form
by Alex Klatskin

Coding Flux: Redesigning the Migrating Coast 
by Fadi Masoud

Landscape and Displacement: A Practical Intervention on a Syrian Informal Settlement in Lebanon
by Maria Gabriella Trovato

The Spatialization of Migration Policy in Europe
by Tami Banh and Antonia Rudnay

Segunda Vida: an Architecture of Resilience
by Mike Yengling

Travel by Night
by Audrey Burns Leites

Urban Sanctuary Network
by Eduardo Rega

Check out the previous 5 issues on Extraction (5), Building the Urban Forest (4), Rethinking Infrastructure (3), Performance (2), and Landscape Urbanism (1).

To learn more about University of Pennsylvania’s Architecture, Urban Ecology, or Landscape Architecture programs, visit their website.

Cornell Professor named NYC Parks Historian-in-Residence

(via Cornell Chronicle)

Cornell University Professor Named NYC Parks Historian-in-Residence

Faculty member Thomas J. Campanella, MLA ’91, is the new historian-in-residence at the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation. An associate professor and director of undergraduate studies in Cornell’s Department of City and Regional Planning, he was appointed by Parks and Recreation Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver.

In this volunteer capacity, Campanella will conduct independent research on the development of the city’s parks and will assist Jonathan Kuhn, the parks department’s director of art and antiquities, with strategic research projects related to parklands history.

A team of graduate and undergraduate students will assist Campanella with a project to research, write and update brief narratives on the design history and cultural significance of several hundred parks, playgrounds and natural areas throughout the city. The narratives will be used for on-site historical markers and the parks department website, and will be compiled in an official publication co-edited by Kuhn and Campanella, “A Field Guide to the Parklands of New York City.”

Campanella is a Brooklyn native who divides his time between Ithaca and Brooklyn’s Marine Park neighborhood, where he grew up. His writings for popular and scholarly publications include essays in The Wall Street Journal on the 1964 World’s Fair Unisphere and how the London plane became Gotham’s iconic tree, and an article on Marine Park’s design history for the Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians. He is the author of three books including “Republic of Shade: New England and the American Elm” (2003) and has received Guggenheim, Fulbright and Rome Prize fellowships.

He is working on a book about the evolution of his native borough, “Brooklyn: A Secret History,” as well as a study of influential landscape architects Gilmore D. Clarke, Class of 1913, and Michael Rapuano ’27, whose firm, founded in 1934, designed many of New York’s parks and parkways in association with master builder Robert Moses. Clarke (1892-1982) was a Cornell professor of architecture from 1935 to 1950, and dean of the College of Architecture from 1939 to 1950.

(via Cornell Chronicle)

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