Pushing back the gates : neighborhood perspectives on university-driven revitalization in West Philadelphia /

As college and university administrators expand and develop their urban campuses, they have also become developers of neighborhoods-and primary drivers of change. But how do institutions contend with urban real estate needs, revitalization opportunities, and community outreach? And how do the reside...

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Author / Creator: Etienne, Harley F., 1974-
Format: eBook Electronic
Language:English
Language notes:English.
Imprint: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2012.
Series:Philadelphia voices, Philadelphia visions.
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Summary:As college and university administrators expand and develop their urban campuses, they have also become developers of neighborhoods-and primary drivers of change. But how do institutions contend with urban real estate needs, revitalization opportunities, and community outreach? And how do the residents benefit? Pushing Back the Gates provides a lively discussion of neighborhood-level perspectives of the dynamic changes brought about by institutions' urban planning efforts. In the series Philadelphia Voices, Philadelphia Visions, edited by David W. Barte.

As college and university administrators expand and develop their urban campuses, they have also become developers--and primary drivers--of neighborhood change. But how do institutions contend with urban real estate needs, revitalization opportunities, and community outreach? And how do the residents benefit? Pushing Back the Gates provides a lively discussion of neighborhood-level perspectives of the dynamic changes brought about by institutions' urban planning efforts.

Harley Etienne outlines the rationale for university-driven development and neighborhood revitalization balanced by caution for the limitations of the model. He provides a summary of the University of Pennsylvania's West Philadelphia Initiatives and the challenges and successes of this unique plan. Etienne also examines the implementation of similar efforts at different universities around the country.

Pushing Back the Gates speaks to communities, university leaders, and urban developers who navigate the boundary between neighborhood revitalization through physical development and investments in incumbent populations and human capital.

Item Description:Title from PDF title page (viewed Nov. 7, 2012).
Physical Description:1 online resource (xvii, 170 pages)
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:9781439900703
1439900701
Author Notes:

Harley Etienne is an Assistant Professor, jointly appointed to the City and Regional Planning Program and the School of Public Policy at the Georgia Institute of Technology.