Conference Presentations

From Fractured to Friendly: Building Off-Campus Relationships in a Challenging Housing Environment
The economic downturn of 2007 created unique housing opportunities in the sleepy bedroom community surrounding Stony Brook University. Unscrupulous landlords illegally converted 3 and 4 bedroom homes into unsafe rooming houses, renting to 8-10 students each semester. Three years later, community leaders sent a letter in December thanking Stony Brook for its responsiveness.
From GREIGE GOODS to GIGABIT Knowledge Park Master Plan Handout
In preparing a Request for Qualifications for a major downtown project, the city of Rock Hill., S.C., successfully employed a range of strategies that increased the number and caliber of developers who responded – as well as their investment in pursuing the project and producing results
FROM INCIDENTAL TO INTENTIONAL: positioning UTHSC to anchor change and transform its neighborhood
This session will highlight the integrated planning process for University of Tennessee Health Science Center, focus on community engagement, and reveal the resulting new partnerships and place-based implementation strategies in the Memphis Medical Center.
From Jackhammers To Late Night Parties: Communicating In Challenging Solutions
Learn best practices in communicating methods for involving constituents and students in positive outreach for improving town gown relations.
From Litigants to Partners: A Case Study of the Georgetown Community Partnership:
Universities and their communities are often positioned as opponents in planning and neighborhood life issues. Georgetown University has had a contentious history with its community, which involved decades of litigation over the university’s campus plans. The presentation will provide lessons for university staff in community relations, student affairs, or campus planning, and for community and civic leaders.
From Riots to Quiet Streets.
From Riots to Quiet Streets.
FROM VACANT LOTS TO GATEWAY HOUSING: Positioning university property to anchor redevelopment and transform connectivity
This session highlights the new and evolving public private partnership planning process for University of Tennessee Health Science Center.
Game Day : alcohol use and misuse before, during and after college sporting events
William Georges, a consultant to both major league and college sports on fan conduct and alcohol issues, will lead a discussion about alcohol use and misuse before, during and after college sporting events, and the experience of colleges that have introduced alcohol sales into their stadia. 
Give Back - Go Forward: Senior citizens volunteering for gift able tuition credit vouchers
This session will discuss the best practices of implementing the model while highlighting Ohio State University’s program. Audience members will be exposed to a framework that supports students, senior citizens, alumni affairs and local non-profits.
Global Cities Initiative: DC’s College and Universities Go International
14 members of the Consortium of Universities of the Washington Metropolitan Area entered a partnership which led to Washington, DC becoming one of 29 cities worldwide focused on an improving its regional export economy in order to enhance overall regional growth.
Good Neighbor Program
The Good Neighbor initiative’s primary goal is to enhance the quality of life for both permanent and student residents of the community by addressing the situations that occur, facilitating discussions to remove any barriers that are present, and fostering positive neighborhood relationships among all participants.
Good Neighbors, Great Partners: Building the Northwestern University – Evanston Township High School Partnership on STEM Education and Beyond
This session will outline the history and development of the partnership; describe its programs and activities; highlight how the partnership works and its outcomes and impacts; and define and demonstrate best practices for school-university partnerships.
Great Plays: An Industry Initiative to Promote Alcohol Prevention in Campus Communities-Strategies Addressing Alcohol and Other Drug Usage
A panel will describe alcohol prevention programming at three major US universities that is supported by the Great Plays Grant Program funded by brewer MillerCoors, which seeks to encourage the use of evidence-based practices while also promoting the development and testing of new, innovative ideas.
GreenBuild & the Energy+ Program Reference Sheet
Sustainable Affordable Housing Solutions Through Community-University-Industry Collaboration
GreenBuild & the Energy+ Program: Sustainable Affordable Housing Solutions Through Community-University-Industry Collaboration
GreenBuild & the Energy+ Program: Sustainable Affordable Housing Solutions Through Community-University-Industry Collaboration
Growing a Campus in the City: Integrating Planning at the College of Charleston
Attend this session and learn strategies for integrating neighborhood development and master planning.
Gun Girl
Gun Girl:
Handout-Bridging Campus and Community Together Through Entrepreneurial Spirit
Handout for "Bridging Campus and Community Together Through Entrepreneurial Spirit"
Healthy Communities: Collecting, Analyzing, and Sharing Data
This session explores the resources which allow cities and universities to obtain data about themselves. We will also see how this data can be further processed, analyzed, and translated into bylaws, legislation, and regulations, as well as reveal discrimination and negligence.
Hello Neighbor!
Anchor Institution Responses to COVID 19
High-er Education: Marijuana In Colorado
Considerations on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
Hillsborough Street Community Service Corporation
A Transformation
Hit the Road Jack (the Bulldog) - Helping Students “Repurpose Their Packing” through Georgetown University’s annual Move Out Drive
For twelve years, Georgetown University and KEYS for the Homeless have partnered to collect over 28 tons of donated goods each spring from students and community members who want to make a difference to families living in poverty in the DC region.
Housing or Community Officer? Both! How positive Town and Gown relationships can be forged from a University Housing perspective
This session will take you through the journey that University of Sussex have made out into the communities that surround their campus, from a University Housing perspective.
How a campus University reached out to its city community through a new community base – University of Sussex: a new initiative from the UK
Learn how a campus University in the UK opened an off-campus community base to bring local community groups together at a time when the university was expanding from 13,000 to 18,000 students in a densely populated beachside city.
How Community Colleges Can Use Community Partnerships to Lead and Ignite Economic Revitalization
The project, built on a site that had for years included an unsightly pit where a former building had been, included student housing and helped ignite local economic revitalization.
How Different is it? Using Data to Better Understand the Current Fraternity and Sorority Experience
How Different is it? Using Data to Better Understand the Current Fraternity and Sorority Experience
How re-evaluating zoning regulations can assist in revitalizing older Downtowns
In 2007 and 2008 a small task force of citizens, the Mayor and City staff members recommended to the City of Oxford Ohio sweeping changes to the Oxford Charter and Zoning regulations to promote redevelopment in the old original Oxford Uptown. 
How to Live in the Community
Nottingham, England, is home to over 35,000 students studying at the University of Nottingham, with over 14,000 students living in the private rented sector. We will identify and show how we tackle challenges in the UK.
Hungry for More: Understanding the impact of food insecurity on college campuses
Hungry for More: Understanding the impact of food insecurity on college campuses
Implementing Bike Share: A Partnership between the City of Eugene, Lane Transit District, and the University of Oregon
After joint efforts to secure funding and complete a feasibility study, the City received a state grant in 2015 that would make bike share possible, along with earlier funding from the Associated Students of the University of Oregon.
Improving Community And Municipal Relationships By Partnerships Through Research Grants
Learn how Rutgers improved relations between the university and city through research grants.
In The Weeds The Wild And Wacky World Of Legal Marijuana 1
Part one of a discussion on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
In The Weeds The Wild And Wacky World Of Legal Marijuana 2
Part two of a discussion on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
In This Together: Collaborating To Address Alcohol And Other Problems
Working together to tackle alcohol and other town-gown issues.
Increasing Off-Campus Student Safety
This presentation will share how a community committee, an online module, the Rave Guardian App & the Community Crime Map are helping us overcome the communication & outreach challenges of our multijurisdictional environment.
Innovation CampusBuilding a Partnership-Driven Innovation Ecosystem
Building a Partnership-Driven Innovation Ecosystem
Innovations in Party Crawl Prevention Strategies
Learn how UMass implemented environmental management strategies to improve the quality of life in off-campus living.
Innovative Multi-Sector Partnership Turns Students’ Trash to Treasure
Responding to the perennial question of students: “What do I do with all of this stuff that I don’t want?!” led to an innovative, multi-sector partnership to manage student move out.
Insight2050: Leveraging Public-Private Partnerships to Promote Focused Growth and Regional Mobility in Central Ohio
Insight2050 is a public-private initiative designed to help the communities of Central Ohio to prepare for unprecedented population growth and demographic changes.
Inter-City Visits-Going Away to Come Together
Inter-City Visits are great tools for bringing together university leadership, elected officials, local non-profits and community members to consider serious community issues in a fun, positive environment.
Interdepartmental Communication: Tools from the Nation's Capital: George Washington University
Learn about communication and outreach strategies and initiatives at George Washington University.
International Geographies of Studentification
This session will draw upon research findings from studies of studentification in UK and Ireland, Australia (Melbourne), Canada (Montreal), China (Beijing), and Norway (Oslo) to show that urban places across the globe are being transformed by concentrations of student housing in distinct parts of university towns and cities.
International Students and Your Community The Challenges and Opportunities: Michigan State University
Learn about the challenges and opportunities related to international students at MSU.
Is This Real Life? Social Media in Policy & Practice
This exciting and interactive session will explore thoughtful high-tech engagement opportunities that supplement effective high-touch engagement methods. We’ll cover how to cultivate an authentic community online and explore how to create innovative engaging content. 
ITGA - RRForum Strategic Alliance: an update on the development of an alcohol responsibility program for ITGA members
This session will focus on the evidence and challenges relating to alcohol in college communities and how the Alcohol Responsibility Program that RRForum is developing for ITGA is responding to some of these challenges.
ITGA 2015 Conference Program (Schedule Only)
The 2015 ITGA Conference Program schedule.
ITGA Data Digest Exploring COVID 19 Intersections with the Town Gown Relations
ITGA Data Digest Exploring COVID 19 Intersections with the Town Gown Relations
ITGA Data Digest Exploring COVID 19 Intersections with Town Gown Relations
ITGA Data Digest Exploring COVID 19 Intersections with Town Gown Relations
ITGA Survey Summary 2013
In February 2013, the International Town-Gown Association (ITGA) partnered with Brailsford and Dunlavey (B&D) to conduct a pilot survey about the unique issues and opportunities facing universities and the communities in which they reside. This report provides a summary of the process and an analysis of the results.
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