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 notes:English.
Imprint: Philadelphia, Pa. : Temple University Press, 2012.
Series:Philadelphia voices, Philadelphia visions.
Online Access:Click here for full text
Table of Contents:
  • Cities and their universities: logical places to search for hope
  • West Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the rough road to revival and cooperation
  • Early returns on dramatic efforts to change: the West Philadelphia initiatives, 1990-2005
  • The dual nature of revitalization in the twenty-first century
  • Comparative views of contemporary university-driven neighborhood change
  • Conclusion: lessons from West Philadelphia.