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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.

 

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
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  1. Title Page, Copyright, Dedication
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  1. Contents
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. ix-xiv
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xv-xx
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  1. 1. Cities and Their Universities: Logical Places to Search for Hope
  2. pp. 1-12
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  1. 2. West Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Rough Road to Revival and Cooperation
  2. pp. 13-50
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  1. 3. Early Returns on Dramatic Efforts to Change: The West Philadelphia Initiatives, 1990–2005
  2. pp. 51-78
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  1. 4. The Dual Nature of Revitalization in the Twenty-First Century
  2. pp. 79-94
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  1. 5. Comparative Views of Contemporary University-Driven Neighborhood Change
  2. pp. 95-110
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  1. 6. Conclusion: Lessons from West Philadelphia
  2. pp. 111-130
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 131-152
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 153-166
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 167-170
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  1. About the Author
  2. pp. 171-171
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781439900703
Related ISBN
9781439900680
MARC Record
OCLC
816351447
Pages
192
Launched on MUSE
2012-11-02
Language
English
Open Access
No
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