Conference Presentations

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
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.
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.
Dissecting the Impacts of Alcohol And Other Drugs In Our Communities
Targeting Alcohol Use and Abuse to Reduce Crime in a University Town
Dissecting the Impacts of Alcohol And Other Drugs In Our CommunitiesUnderstanding the Liquor Laws in Pennsylvania and the role of The Bureau of Liquor Enforcement
Understanding the Liquor Laws in Pennsylvania and the role of The Bureau of Liquor Enforcement
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.
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.
Educating and Engaging: Developing Responsible Off Campus Students
Educating and Engaging: Developing Responsible Off Campus Students
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.
Elevating Social Justice and Civility to Enhance Our Environments
Elevating Social Justice and Civility to Enhance Our Environments
Elevating Social Justice and Civility to Enhance Our Environments
Strategic Community Policing
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
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.
Engaging Students as Residents. Citizenship in a College Town
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.
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.
Enhancing Neighborhood Livability through Town & Gown Relations
Created in the early 1990's, the Neighborhood Action Team is comprised of staff from the Town of Normal and Illinois State University. By engaging with neighborhood associations, landlords, and students, the Neighborhood Action Team has increased livability in near campus neighborhoods, helped students understand their role as community members.
Enhancing Quality of Life in Our Towns Through Sustainable Planning and Efforts
Enhancing Quality of Life in Our Towns Through Sustainable Planning and Efforts
Enhancing the University Community Through Inclusive Outreach Efforts:
Enhancing the University Community Through Inclusive Outreach Efforts:
Envisioning an Equitable College Community: Addressing Injustice Through Partnerships in Planning
Envisioning an Equitable College Community: Addressing Injustice Through Partnerships in Planning
Equitable practice Educated Landlord and Tenant Education
Equitable practice Educated Landlord and Tenant Education
Equitable practice: Educated Landlord and Tenant Education
Equitable practice: Educated Landlord and Tenant Education
Equitable practice: Educated Landlord and Tenant Education
Equitable practice: Educated Landlord and Tenant Education
Examining Off-Campus Students’ Sense of Belonging and Behaviors
This session will share insights and recommendations gained through quantitative dissertation research focused on off-campus students. Specifically, the presenter examined the relationship between off-campus students’ sense of belonging and their behavioral choices in a college-town context.
Expand Your Digital Horizon: Enhance Your Off-Campus Outreach with Free and Engaging Online Tools
This presentation identifies free online resources and opportunities for you to create thoughtful and accessible content and enhance your outreach.

Expanding Upon Partnerships in the Classic City
In Athens-Clarke County, the University of Georgia, county government and community have expanded upon existing initiatives and found success in enhancing conversations and events that bring people together, including student/elected official breakfasts, downtown-by-day events, hosting a polling place on campus and making construction project discussions engaging and worthwhile endeavors. 
Exploring Solutions Together – Dealing with Complex Planning Problems in a University Town
The Town of Wolfville and Acadia University created a series of background research papers on contemporary issues and conflicts and gathered experts together at a symposium on housing issues so that planning documents would be informed by a variety of viewpoints and proposed solutions.
Facilitating Higher Quality Town-Gown Relationships through Data-Driven Alcohol Prevention Planning Efforts
This session begins with a comparison and contrast of the data gathered from campus and community participants in each pilot site. Representatives from each town-gown relationship then describe how this quantitative and qualitative information was used to develop a tailored alcohol prevention plan.
Fair Share vs. Fair Shot: Squaring What Cities Want and What Nonprofits Should Pay to Make a Fair Deal
Finding a way to reach a fair economic plan between cities and nonprofits.
Far Beyond
Far Beyond: COVID-19 DONATION DRIVE: CAMPUS & COMMUNITY
COME TOGETHER
Findings from the UK Town and Gown Association ‘Town and Gown: Today and Tomorrow’ Conference November 2016: The Best of British
The session discusses the key highlights from the UKTGA Conference and provide an overview of strategic approaches developed by British based University Towns and Cities. 
Food waste collection in Eugene Supports a Sustainable Campus
This presentation will highlight the innovative public/private partnership that is a vital component of this program, and discuss how the LFNW program provides resources for organizational and event related sustainability initiatives.
Forward Together: How cities and universities can work together for real change
Forward Together: How cities and universities can work together for real change
Fraternity and Sorority Event Registration & Fire Safety: Pre-registration and inspection of fraternity & sorority in-house events:
This session will highlight the importance of a strong and united partnership between campus and local fire officials and some tips on how to secure that positive relationship.
Freshman Service: Making an Impact from Day One
Getting new students positively involved in the local neighborhoods.
Friday the 13th A Canadian Case Study on Communications and an Integrated Community Response in the Time of Covid 19
Friday the 13th A Canadian Case Study on Communications and an Integrated Community Response in the Time of Covid 19
From a College in the Park to a University in the City
While home to almost 38,000 students and employing almost 10,000 faculty and staff, College Park has never developed into a vibrant college town. To address this, the University of Maryland and the City of College Park have formed a powerful working alliance to revitalize College Park and the Route 1 commercial corridor.
From Co-working to Tech Parks: Chicago’s Universities Create Spaces for Innovation and Entrepreneurs
Many of Chicago’s universities have boldly embraced the national movement to introduce innovation and entrepreneurship into curricula and to realize the results by developing spaces to support start-up companies from students, faculty and the broader community. These initiatives have gained the support of Chicago’s mayors, the business leadership of the city, and state and federal government.
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