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The university & urban revival : out of the ivory tower and into the streets

Author: Judith Rodin; University of Pennsylvania.
Publisher: Philadelphia : University of Pennsylvania Press, ©2007.
Series: City in the twenty-first century book series.
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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  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Judith Rodin; University of Pennsylvania.
ISBN: 9780812240221 : alk. paper) 0812240227 ((hardcover) : alk. paper
OCLC Number: 124074782
Description: x, 222 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.
Contents: 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.
Series Title: City in the twenty-first century book series.
Other Titles: University and urban revival
Responsibility: Judith Rodin.
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