Multiple city hubs, dispersed parks keep metro areas cooler

“Polycentric” development patterns can mitigate the urban heat island effect by distributing urban density and curbing the sprawl of impervious surfaces, a Cornell analysis finds.

Building labor into architectural history

"Labor Un:Imagined," this semester's Preston H. Thomas Memorial Symposium, brings scholars together to explore how the field has addressed building labor in architectural history and pedagogy.

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Spring 2024: your essential guide to the semester ahead at AAP

The 2024 spring semester begins with a flurry of activity that will introduce new classes and workshops, showcase exemplary creativity and research, and bring a roster of exciting guests to AAP campuses in Ithaca, Rome, and New York City.

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NIH-funded initiative to study health disparities among rural youth in NY

With new funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Cornell faculty will investigate how SBHCs are not only leaving a positive impact on students, but also on the wider community’s well-being and public services across four counties in upstate New York.

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Housing futures NYC

AAP NYC architecture faculty Dana Getman and Steven Garcia and students in their fall studio not only asked how to keep pace with New York City's need for more affordable housing but also how to better the lives of people who live in the homes they design and the future they build.

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Remaking the built environment by reimagining waste

CRP Associate Professor Jennifer Minner and the Just Places Lab team at Cornell AAP map local sites demonstrating the challenges of creating circular construction economies and the opportunities there are in reusing building materials.

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Entrepreneurs talk about disruption, growth and the power of AI

Cornell entrepreneurs shared wisdom, advice and ideas during Eclectic Convergence 2023 at Cornell Tech in New York City.

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Student project adds whimsy to downtown parking

An interdisciplinary team of students designed a new signage system for a downtown Ithaca parking garage that employs colors and animal imagery to help drivers.

Designed with care: improving community well-being through planning

A Q&A with Jocelyn Poe, a Provost New Faculty Fellow and visiting assistant professor in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cornell AAP.

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