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University and Urban Revival Out of the Ivory Tower and into the Streets

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ISBN-10: 0812240227

ISBN-13: 9780812240221

Edition: 2007

Authors: Judith Rodin

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In the last quarter of the twentieth century, urban colleges and universities found themselves enveloped by the poverty, crime, and physical decline that afflicted American cities. Some institutions turned inward, trying to insulate themselves rather than address the problems in their own backyards. Others attempted to develop better community relations, though changes were hard to sustain.Spurred by an unprecedented crime wave in 1996, University of Pennsylvania President Judith Rodin knew that the time for urgent action had arrived, and she set a new course of proactive community engagement for her university. Her dedication to the revitalization of West Philadelphia was guided by her…    
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Book details

Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 8/21/2007
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 232
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

Mobilizing for Action
Why Neighborhood Revitalization
The Growth of University City
Policy, Organization, and Planning
Making the Neighborhood Clean and Safe
Reclaiming Housing
Invigorating the Local Economy
Investing in Public Education
Civic Leadership
Projects Developed Under West Philadelphia Initiatives