Can urban colleges and universities find revitalization lessons in our neighborhood, West Philly? A professor and administrator at St. Joseph College in West Hartford, CT thinks so. In "Town And Gown: Philadelphia’s Success Story," a recent Hartford Courant commentary, Dennis Barone writes:
Over the past decade, several colleges – including Trinity and Yale – have made substantial efforts to improve their urban neighborhoods. Judith Rodin has literally written the book on this topic. "The University & Urban Revival," based on her experience as president of the University of Pennsylvania, ought to be required reading for community organizers, city and regional leaders, business executives and educational administrators in Connecticut’s capital region.
For the complete editorial, visit Courant.com.