University and Urban Revival Out of the Ivory Tower and into the Streets
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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…
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
Publication date: 8/21/2007
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
|Mobilizing for Action|
|Why Neighborhood Revitalization|
|The Growth of University City|
|Policy, Organization, and Planning|
|Making the Neighborhood Clean and Safe|
|Invigorating the Local Economy|
|Investing in Public Education|
|Projects Developed Under West Philadelphia Initiatives|