45 Urban Design Patents / by Usen Esiet

Students in Stefan Al's Research Methods in Urban Design class at the University of Pennsylvania published "45 Urban Design Patents," a collection of urban design innovations, from the scale of the neighborhood block to street furniture. It showcases projects, built and unbuilt, including perimeter block apartments, photovoltaic trees, green walls, painted tree-holes and favelas, parklets, mobile buildings, repurposed containers, and even a “Moses” bridge.Students in Stefan Al's Research Methods in Urban Design class at the University of Pennsylvania published "45 Urban Design Patents," a collection of urban design innovations, from the scale of the neighborhood block to street furniture. It showcases projects, built and unbuilt, including perimeter block apartments, photovoltaic trees, green walls, painted tree-holes and favelas, parklets, mobile buildings, repurposed containers, and even a “Moses” bridge.