Conference Presentations

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. 
Collaboration on Vice Presidential Levels
On October 4, 2016 the U.S. Vice Presidential Debate was hosted on the campus of Longwood University in Farmville, Virginia. This large scale media event took significant preparation and solid partnerships to host an event of this magnitude. This presentation will discuss the timeline of events, partnerships utilized, and how this event has continued to foster collaboration in the community. Presenters: Jen Cox, Director of Local and Community Relations; Sheri McGuire, Associate Vice President for Community and Economic Development, Longwood University; Louise Waller, Associate Vice President for Capital Planning and the Real Estate Foundation; David Whitus, Mayor, Town of Farmville
Collaboration within the Opiate Action Plan
Interested in learning about the Franklin County Opiate Action Plan? Come and find out how we have leveraged partnerships with government entities, corporate partners and community organizations to encourage prevention and address local barriers to treatment and recovery. We will also give you the tools we use to create these partnership for you to apply in your cities and organizations. Presenter: Amy O’Grady serves as the Chief of Addiction Services for City Attorney Zach Klein
Coloring Page - Peace.Love.Kutztown: A towns’ response to hate on campus
Hand out for "Peace.Love.Kutztown: A towns’ response to hate on 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 Coalition 2018: Reimagining a Town & Gown Model Two Decades Later, a Moderated Discussion
For nearly 20 years, the Community Relations Coalition (CRC), a partnership between Michigan State University and the City of East Lansing, has strengthened community relationships, engaged students and residents in community responsibilities, and developed community innovators and leaders. While CRC goals remain relevant today, changes in the college community environment impact its mission and structure. In this session, panelists reflect on milestones, discuss current town-gown needs, and share their plan for adapting their organizational model. Presenters: Erin Luyendyk, Administrative Coordinator for the Community Relations Coalition; Suchitra Webster, Community Liaison; Janet Lillie, Assistant Vice President for Community Relations, Michigan State 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.
Court Street Connects - Tactical Urbanism in Bowling Green, Ohio
The Court Street Connects (CSC) festival was a free community-led event designed to bring attention to a neighborhood between Bowling Green State University and Downtown Bowling Green. Residents and students worked together to envision CSC as a key part of the City’s Community Action Plan. The event utilized tactical urbanism techniques focused on short-term, low-cost, and scalable interventions to catalyze long-term change. Over 45 local volunteers and partners came together to make the event a success and data collected from the event is helping to guide decision-making going forward. CSC was recognized by APA-OH with a 2017 Best Practice Award. Presenters: Adam Rosa, AICP, Principal at Camiros; Heather Sayler, AICP, Planning Director, City of Bowling Green; Paul Valdez, Associate Director – BGSU Center for Community and Civic Engagement
  
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 an Entrepreneur Ecosystem Downtown
As observed by city administration, leadership and university President Steve Scott, the unique town gown relationship between Pittsburg State University and the City of Pittsburg is "the envy of college towns across the nation." This unique partnership led to the creation of Block22, a living-learning entrepreneurial community in downtown. This presentation also touches on the importance of the university in economic development and the city's role in aiding in the success of Pittsburg State University. Presenter: Sydney Anseimi, Director of Community Engagement, Pittsburg State University 
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.
Cultivating Allies
This presentation shares a variety of ideas to turn the tide on university-community relationships in order to take a more proactive approach.
Cultivating Neighbor Relations in Overbrook Farms: Philadelphia, PA
This presentation shows how Saint Joseph's University is improving town gown relations by addressing quality of life issues off-campus.
Culture Clash: Legal Marijuana & the Drug Free Schools Act
This presentation addresses the wide-ranging and often unforeseen impacts of “normalizing” marijuana use. Approaches to preventing and addressing marijuana use consistent with the Drug Free Schools & Communities Act is also discussed.
Data Driven Community Relations: Formulas for Common Vision
This presentation addresses how to use multiple data sets to inform new strategies and practices based on MSU’s case model. Presenters share focus group results, survey outcomes and student mapping data.
Data Driven Innovation: Identifying the Best Strategies for Your Community
This presentations shows how to use data to understand your community.
Data-Driven Community Relations: Using Student Mapping Data to Advance the Conversation
Presenters share outcomes, student mapping data and examples of how some of this information was utilized to take conversations to the next level.
DC's College and University Sustainability Pledge: Lessons Learned from 'the Greenest College Town in America
The panel discussion "DC’s CUSP: Lessons Learned from ‘the Greenest College Town in America’” will bring together key actors in the design and implementation of the innovative 10 section commitment to make the District of Columbia and each of its schools national leaders in sustainability.
Designing and Cultivating Resilient Partnerships
Campus-community partnerships form for a variety of reasons and through a range of formal and informal structures, normally around common goals. In this interactive, discussion-based session, facilitators will provide examples of their own campus-community partnerships and through guided prompts will rely on participants to bring forth their collective expertise. Participants will share effective strategies used to initiate, cultivate, and develop resilient partnerships in the face of challenges. Come prepared to share and learn from others. Presenters: Heather Sayler, Planning Director, City of Bowling Green, Ohio; Paul Valdez, Associate Director, Center for Community & Civic Engagement, Bowling Green State University.  
Developing a Community Coalition to Address High Risk and Underage Consumption
This program provides an overview of the coalition's work and will highlight their efforts to work with law enforcement, the regional high school, and the alcohol establishments. The strategies discussed in this program can be easily implemented in other communities.
Developing a Comprehensive County-Wide Economic Development Plan with a Town & Gown Touch: EKU
This presentation describes how how EKU, Richmond and Berea developed a comprehensive economic development plan.
Does Crime Really Pay?
This session will cover the Community Living Class, which is a partnership between Off- Campus Housing & Neighborhood Relations, CU’s Student Conduct and Restorative Justice program, and the Boulder Municipal Court.
Don't Put the Cart Before the Horse: How to Successfuly Perform a Town-Gown Charrette
There are key elements that need to be in place to perform a successful town-gown charrette for optimal collaboration and productivity.
Downtown Engagement 7 Years on Survey Data, Best Practices, Lessons Learned & Next Steps
This workshop will review a longstanding program to connect The University of Scranton campus with its downtown business community, including best practices, lessons learned and next steps, focusing on a recent survey that highlighted progress and opportunities for improvement. The presentation will also look at how these engagement efforts have helped to foster new strategic city-university partnerships, including targeting of the university’s voluntary contribution in support of a process to create a Business Improvement District. Presenter: Julie Schumacher Cohen, Director, Community & Government Relations, The University of Scranton
Downtown Engagement: A Model for Campus Community Collaboration: The University of Scranton
This presentation highlights the downtown engagement initiative between the University of Scranton and the City of Scranton.
Dr. Bruce Yandle: Town & Gown and the Knowledge Economy
A discussion on the value of Town & Gown issues in the knowledge economy.
Dr. Donald Mish & Judge Linda Cooke - In the Weeds: The Wild and Wacky World of Legal Marijuana
A presentation on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
Dr. Jeff Martin, Dr. Steve Gavazzi, Dr. Michael Fox: A Town Gown Typology
Understanding town-gown issues through the use of marriage metaphors.
Dr. Thomas Workman - In This Together: Collaborating to Address Alcohol and Other High Risk Problems
Working together to tackle alcohol and other town-gown issues.
Economic Situation Report June 2014
An economic situation report by Dr. Bruce Yandle, distinguished adjunct professor of economics at George Mason University.
Elevated Partnerships: A 40-year Partnership Between Colorado State University-Pueblo and Rocky Mountain PBS: Colorado State University, Rocky Mountain PBS
Learn best practices for how to maximize the student learning experience through strategic community partnerships.
Engagement in Revisioning and Planning for a Near-Campus Neighbourhood in the City of Waterloo, Canada
A case study on the evolution of public participation in planning for land use in the City of Waterloo, Canada.
Engaging In Stakeholder Consensus Building Processes To Enact New Ordinances
In this session, attendees will hear about how the city of Berkeley, CA and the University of California, Berkeley and 16 other stakeholders collaborated through a consensus building process to produce ordinance revisions approved by the Berkeley City Council to address the problems associated with student alcohol consumption.
Engaging Neighborhood Associations - Neighborhood Partnership Committee: The University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa
The mission of the Neighborhood Partnership Committee (NPC) is to improve the relationships among students, law enforcement and off-campus neighbors. This session will detail the establishment of the NPC and explore the ways The University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa reached a unique degree of cooperation, improved quality of life, and fostered the establishment and engagement of neighborhood associations. Presenter: Dr. Nicole Prewitt, Director of Programs and Partnerships for Community Engagement, Center for Community-Based Partnerships, The University of Alabama  
Engaging Neighborhood Associations - Neighborhood Partnership Committee: The University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa 
The mission of the Neighborhood Partnership Committee (NPC) is to improve the relationships among students, law enforcement and off-campus neighbors. This session will detail the establishment of the NPC and explore the ways The University of Alabama and the City of Tuscaloosa reached a unique degree of cooperation, improved quality of life, and fostered the establishment and engagement of neighborhood associations. Presenter: Dr. Nicole Prewitt, Director of Programs and Partnerships for Community Engagement, Center for Community-Based Partnerships, The University of Alabama.  
Engaging Students as Residents. Citizenship in a College Town
They move in. They wreak havoc for four years. They move out. Wash, rinse, repeat. This is the (mostly) false narrative shared by many community members in college towns everywhere. Learn what Oxford and Miami University do to meet students where they are (developmentally AND physically) to help them learn about their new community, integrate as residents, and develop into engaged student citizens. We’ll share what we have learned from four distinct programs, and provide the “highlight reel” of many others. Presenters: Jessica Greene, Director of Enjoy Oxford; Jen O’Brien, Director of Off-Campus Outreach, Miami University 
Engaging Students to Bridge the “Real World” Gap between Campus and Community
In partnership with the City of Eugene, this class gives undergraduate students the opportunity to delve into current Town & Gown issues as they generate creative solutions unique to a younger generation.
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