The university and its neighborhood

A study of place-making and change

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Abstract

Universities are looking beyond their campuses, reconceiving of neighborhoods as assets rather than liabilities. But what does this mean for the neighborhood? This study evaluates place-based change in 22 university neighborhoods with revitalization investments. Using census housing value and rent data, the study employs a multidimensional typology to analyze changes by city markets and university strategy. The cases demonstrate how university revitalization initiatives, regardless of their intensity or place-based focus, are meaningfully correlated with neighborhood change. The associations are most visible in places with strong city-level housing markets but also in other cities when university efforts emphasize place-based investment. These observations highlight the potential for university market-boosting effects but also the unique opportunity to moderate housing market pressures alongside anchor institution investments.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalJournal of Urban Affairs
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StateAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2018

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The university and its neighborhood : A study of place-making and change. / Ehlenz, Meagan.

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