Not many Penn State students spend their weekends traveling more than two hours away with their classes, but 14 architecture students in the College of Arts and Architecture’s Stuckeman School did just that during the fall 2023 semester.

Students in the upper-level collaborative community-engaged design directed research studio with Lisa Iulo, associate professor and director of the Hamer Center for Community Design, created urban design proposals for the community of Warren, Pennsylvania. Their plans focus on improving the waterfront and central business district of the small city located in northwest Pennsylvania along the Allegheny River, and address issues and concerns of community residents.

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