Conference Presentations

[Handout] Engaging Students to Bridge the “Real World” Gap between Campus and Community
Handout for the presentation.
10 Proven Strategies for Creating Vibrant College Town Retail Districts
10 Proven Strategies for Creating Vibrant College Town Retail Districts. Presenter: Adam Ducker, Managing Director, RCLCO
A 14 City-University-Convention Bureau Collaboration
The power of partnership can extend beyond your university and city borders. Learn how this collaboration came to be and the value of pursuing similar alliances.
A Student to Citizen Collaboration: how the City of Bozeman and Montana State University have come together to turn their students into contributing citizens.
Learn how the City of Bozeman and Montana State University partnered to improve the relationship between students and full-time residents.
A Tale of Two Campuses Creating and Sustaining a Culture of Service in Campus Communities
The University of Colorado and the University of Oregon each have a history of implementing large scale student days of service in their local communities. Presenters share the goals, objectives and outcomes for these events as well as the challenges and successes these collaborations create.
A Tale of Two Cities; Patrolling the Neighborhood – Education, Enforcement and Building Community
Georgetown University and Boston College provide services to the students and surrounding community members after regular operating hours. Learn how these programs not only support the mission of the institution, but also how it supports quality of life issues in the neighborhood.
Achieving Mutual Success Through High-Touch and High-Tech Engagement
This action lab explores engagement best practices and allows attendees to engage via a Twitter Town Hall and a gallery walk of case studies covering educational issues in communities around the country.
ACT San Marcos: The Evolution of Solutions
Learn how the city/university collaboration, Achieving Community Together (ACT) San Marcos, evolved from a traditional to innovative response mechanism, incorporating individual and community core values.
Addressing Campus Neighborhood Livability Issues through Partnerships in Education and Enforcement
In 2011 a task force of neighbors, city staff, University of Oregon staff, students and property managers recommended a number of strategies to improve neighborhood livability in the residential areas surrounding the university campus.
America's Urban Campus: Chicago a Global Academic Hub
A recently released economic and social impact report by America’s Urban Campus, with funding from The Chicago Community Trust, makes the case for the collective strength and impact of Chicago’s higher education sector.
An Effective Intergovernmental Agreement and Tiered Intervention Strategies for Off-Campus Behavior
Alcohol, parties and noise…the age old town-gown issue. This presentation will discuss how the IGA is operationalized and how university staff from conduct and off-campus services, town staff from police and inspections, and landlords partner in this process.
Balancing Neighborhood Identity with Economic Development: A Parking Story
This is a story about town and gown relationships between campus, neighborhoods, and the city to manage campus area parking. The story transgresses a decade of communications, building relationships, crucial conversations, and measurable outcomes that have led to creating North America’s only market based pricing of residential parking permits and tailored parking districts to meet neighborhood and campus needs. 
Beer, Bikes, Bingo, Bedpans and Be the Difference
MU's president and Harley-Davidson's CEO convened the leaders of the area's major employers, resulting in the formation of the Near West Side Partners, a nonprofit dedicated to revitalizing the neighborhood, with a special focus on economic development, housing, safety, and neighborhood identity and branding.
Belmont University Supplier Diversity Pilot Program – Developing capacity and commitment in Nashville
The program underscores Belmont’s commitment to diversity and cultural inclusion in Nashville.
Best Practices In Nurturing Strong Relationships For Economic Development
Practices and strategies to develop strong relationships for economic development.
Beyond Welcome Week- Opportunities for Shared Experiences between Community Members and Students
Learn what Miami University and the City of Oxford have done to shift the narratives and to introduce new appreciation and opportunities for shared experiences between community members and students.
Blurring the Borders between Campus and Community: How the Creation of a Town-Gown Committee Leads to Shared Success
The creation of the Town Gown Steering Committee was a historic effort by the Town of Amherst and the University of Massachusetts Amherst. By engaging a large number of stakeholders in the process, the group has catalyzed a cultural shift in an oft-strained relationship by working together to create a mutually beneficial future.
Bridge Over Troubled Waters: How to Share Stories Druing Tense Times
Panelists discuss the "tense times" that led to a multi-campus initiative and the engagement of an outside expert, Econsult Solutions, to tell the universities' collective story in the best light.
Bridging the Gap: How a Student Housing Overlay District Can Span Differences between Renters and Residents, Campus and Community
"Bridging the Gap" illustrates how a city-imposed Student Housing Overlay District restricted the number of student rentals around a campus and dramatically slowed the conversion of owner-occupied housing to student rental housing.
Building It Together - Off-Campus Living and Community Policing
This presentation shares the innovative approach taken at Rutgers University to community policing and the art of being a good neighbor.    
Building Resilience on Campus and in the Community
This session focuses on building resilience with particular attention to recovery – what it takes to restart a college after a traumatic event and regain momentum and commitment to student success, completion, and equity.
Building Strategy for Campus Relations: The Building Blocks, The Partners, and The Successes
Learn how one higher education institution changed its outlook on community/campus relations, how they strategized a corporate wide approach, and the successes and budget savvy ideas they have had related to campus relations across 50 different campuses.
Building Understanding: Town and Gown Perceptions through the Media Lens
This workshop focuses on the value of fostering proactive and positive relationships with news outlets to enhance understanding between town and gown partners, as both work to embrace the presence of a student population grappling with what it means to be an adult.
Bursting the Campus Bubble: Transforming Perceptions and Building Student-Community Partner Relationships through the KC Immersion Program
The Kansas City Immersion program at Rockhurst University addresses the need for students to develop a deeper understanding for better interpersonal relations with neighbors in adjoining neighborhoods and communities as well as developing an understanding of local social justice issues.
Campus 2.0: A New Approach to University-City Partnerships
This presentation shares a new model for town-gown planning that is called Campus 2.0.
Campus and Community Evidence-based Solutions to Underage and Harmful Drinking Prevention
Every two years, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) sponsors Communities Talk: Town Hall Meetings to Prevent Underage Drinking to educate communities about underage drinking and mobilize them around prevention.
Campus Master Planning: From Public Review to Public Benefits
University officials, a representative from the District of Columbia Office of Planning, a developer, and neighbor discuss the evolving process and network of relationships that can result in an authentic town-gown synergy beneficial to both the academy and the community.
Clemson University & City of Clemson - A Case Study in Collaboration
Learn about numerous initiatives that highlight the long-standing partnerships between the city and university in terms of law enforcement, public transportation and sustainability, and the implications for alcohol, drugs, and off-campus parties.
Clemson University Gameday
The Clemson University Unified Command Team mobilizes and integrates all resources necessary to conduct a safe, organized and coordinated event before, during and after every home football game.
Closing the Loop: Georgetown University
This powerpoint explains how Georgetown University provides resources to connect students, neighbors and the community.
Closing the Loop: Increasing Neighborhood Livability
We discuss the adoption and implementation of new city ordinances, the expansion of student educational outreach in neighborhoods, increased communication between the university and local residents, landlord engagement and partnering with city law enforcement to hold students accountable off-campus. 
Community Champions: Identifying Key Players in Off-Campus Collaboration
This program aims to discuss how to involve non-university stakeholders to best serve commuting students and the cities in which they live to improve community/campus relations and reduce the prevalence of high-risk behaviors and the negative consequences associated with them.
Community Living: An Innovative Classroom Experience
The session will cover a condensed class presentation, how it was created, innovative data collection, and time for questions and answers.
Community Outreach on a Limited Budget
This presentation highlights community outreach efforts at Western University.
Community Relations the Jesuit Way
This session focuses on community relations strategies at Jesuit institutions that include efforts to create meaningful relationships and experiences in the campus community.
Community Touchdowns: Tourism through Town & Gown Championship Venues
The session focuses on enhancing tourism and economic development through “art of the possible” visioning, developing creative financing models, and fostering community-wide project support. 
Community Wide Inclusion And Accessibility Planning For Persons Living With Disabilities
The presentation summarizes city and university collaborations dealing with the inclusion and accessibility planning for members of the community with disabilities.
Community-Based Learning and the Common Good: Community Engagement as a Core Competency in the Georgetown Curriculum
This presentation will focus on the formal integration of practice, learning, and meaningful community engagement and provide models for other universities looking to integrate community engagement into their curriculum and provide high-impact learning experiences for their students.
Cops, Campus, and Community-Training Campus Police in Washington, D.C.
Community members will also learn how joint training can benefit campus-community communications in what is sometimes a fraught area—policing a college campus within a hosting community.
Cornell's Transportation-focused Generic Environmental Impact Statement: Cornell, VHB
The presentation focuses on improving transportation related issues at Cornell University.
Creating a Town Gown Culture of Mutual Benefit
This session, co-sponsored by the ITGA and ICMA, focuses on the transformation of the relationship between Northern Illinois University and its host community, DeKalb, Illinois. Following decades of separate and siloed planning efforts, the City and University are now working on joint planning initiatives.
Creating a University Footprint
For 130 years the town of Princess Anne and The University of Maryland Eastern Shore have co-existed with highs and lows. Birthed from the need for a sustainable footprint in downtown Princess Anne, aka “The Historic District” UMES is taking strides to reach beyond the confines of their campus boundaries to create an image that is incorporated into the Historic District of Princess Anne.
Creating Businesses and Launching Entrepreneurs
Tech Runway is based on best practices by Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and Stanford University. Resources of FAU with the local business community create an ecosystem that is conducive to the development of successful technology start –ups. Since 2014, Tech Runway has launched 29 companies and collectively raised over $17.9 million in capital and created 239 jobs.
Creating Frostburg's Cooler Future
Frostburg State University focuses on the need to create a non-violent culture through conflict resolution strategies.
Creating Safer Partying Environments: West Lafayette, Purdue University
Purdue University and West Lafayette bring campus and community together to form a bar coalition for a safer partying environment.
Creating Seamless Learning through Partnership Development; a Community Workshop Series
The presentation provides an overview of each workshop and its desired learning outcome.
Creative Relationships- An Australian Experience of Town & Gown Partnerships
With four regional campuses and a metropolitan base, La Trobe University is seeking to capitalize on the characteristics of each of its locations to create unique learning experiences for its students. A close working relationship with the City has facilitated piloting of exciting developments in Bendigo that will provide the blue-print for further innovation.
Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED): A New Strategy to Address Large Off-Campus Gatherings
Through a first-ever collaboration of town and campus police, landlords, town inspections and university officials, the Town of Amherst and UMass Amherst are using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) to combat large, off-campus parties − “day drinks” and “night rages” − that have defied traditional prevention efforts.
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