Conference Presentations

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.
High-er Education: Marijuana In Colorado
Considerations on the legalization of marijuana in Colorado.
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.
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 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.
ITGA Survey Summary 2014
View a presentation summarizing the results of the 2014 ITGA survey.
ITGA Survey Summary 2015
This is a summary of the 2015 ITGA Survey responses.
ITGA Survey Summary Condensed 2014
In 2014, the second iteration of the annual iTGA survey incorporated changes to collect more comprehensive data on town-gown relationships. This report provides a summary of the process and analysis of the results.
ITGA Town Gown Assessment 2014
This is a summary of the survey results for ITGA members.
Joint Police Advisory Council: A Tale of Two Police Forces: Ohio University
In an all too familiar economic climate of continuous budget cuts, cities and universities must identify ways to do more with less. The City of Athens, Ohio and Ohio University (OU) have developed a way to capitalize on the symbiotic relationship between their law enforcement agencies.
Joint Safety Services: Kent Ohio Case Study
A case study in joint safety services.
Keeping the Social in Sociability: Nightlife Challenges in College Cities
Learn about four primary risk areas and how city and campus police are working together in Pittsburgh with colleges, residents, nightlife venues and party planners to bring positive solutions for enhancing sociability and reducing risk and disorder.
Large-Scale Parties: Can They Be Stopped?
Leap Day. Cherry Stock. Around The World. These are some of the large-scale, off-campus parties organized by students in our community. Illinois State University and the Town of Normal have developed a proactive strategy to address and educate student organizers before the event about the inherent risks of these events.
Let the Citizens speak! Using research to identify community and campus issues relating to planning and land use
The JCUAB engaged College Town Assessmwnt (CTA) to administer the OCTA tool to gather this data. Results from 2,783 respondents indicated a strong relationship between the campus amd community with deep concerns over growth related to off-campus student housing, parking, and loss of affordable housing for faculty and staff and strain on the general infrastructure of the community.
Leveraging A Community's Image As A Student Recruitment Tool
The city’s image plays a significant role in the attractiveness of a university to prospective students as they evaluate off-campus quality of life. Making a dedicated effort to market the city as a great place to attend college can boost recruitment efforts.
Leveraging Partnerships to Fund Law Enforcement Efforts in a University Business District
About 20 years ago, a contract officer position was created, currently funded in part by the City of Eugene, the University of Oregon, and the University District Business Association. Presenters from each stakeholder will review their role, lessons learned over the years, and current improvements in utilizing limited public safety sources efficiently.
Leveraging your Civic Engagement Events and Programs for Community Relations
Learn how civic engagement events and programs in higher education are meeting community needs while also developing the leadership and civic skills of the students that participate.
LION: Living In One Neighborhood by Integrating Penn State Students into the State College Community
LION: Living In One Neighborhood by Integrating Penn State Students into the State College Community
Lions Clubs International Campus Clubs: How to build campus and community partnerships through service
Lions Clubs International Campus Clubs: How to build campus and community partnerships through service
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