Conference Presentations

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.
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.
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.
Crisis Management and the Town-Gown Story: A Case Study at Michigan State University
Crisis Management and the Town-Gown Story: A Case Study at Michigan State University
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
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
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