Conference Presentations

The Community Engagement Office: Enhancing and Expanding Engagement through a Town-Gown Partnership
Gain insights from the partnership formed between the Pennsylvania State University and Borough of State College and how this partnership resulted in a Community Engagement Office
The Economics of Collaboration: Turning Challenges Into Opportunities in a College Town Environment
Learn about the prospects for collaboration in a small city campus.
The Educated Renter Certificate Program
The Educated Renter Certificate Program. Presenter: Kimberly Espino, Off-Campus Coordinator, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
The Evolution of Cornell’s Local Economic Reporting: From Useless to Essential
The Evolution of Cornell’s Local Economic Reporting: From Useless to Essential
The First Steps Are the Hardest: Ames’ Journey Toward Inclusion
The First Steps Are the Hardest: Ames’ Journey Toward Inclusion
The geographies of town and gown and lessons for policies and practices: from Clemson to New York City
The geographies of town and gown and lessons for policies and practices: from Clemson to New York City
The Good Neighbor Policy - A Strategy to Reduce High Impact / High Visibility House Parties Off Campus
Miami University recently established a protocol on how to handle off-campus noise, litter, and nuisance party citations. The new protocol involves escalating interventions upon multiple citations and aims to reduce the negative impact of front-yard, highly visible house parties, while educating students about their responsibilities as community members and establishing strategies for being a better neighbor.
The Great British Approach: Supporting The Transition From Halls 2 Home, A UK Flagship Programme For Managing Off Campus Issues, Against An Integrated Neighbourhood Model
Based in Manchester, England, MSH is a free, university-run housing service for students. Attendees will learn how Manchester has paved the way for best practice in the area of off campus management via the development of a student strategy partnership.
The Great British Approach-Sharing Best Practice in Off-Campus Housing Areas: Where Town Meets Gown
This session will enable delegates to learn more about the unique ways the UK institutions are responding to the impacts on neighborhoods where students have a strong presence.
The Impact of Campus Misbehavior Related to Athletic Events: WVU, City of Morgantown
Colleges and universities across the country, as well as their home communities, have struggled with both the management and prevention of campus misbehavior related to athletic events. This presentation highlights strategies and tools to address this behavior.
The Off-Campus Housing Excellence Program
This presentation includes Information on Ohio State University's Off-Campus Housing Excellence program and its formation.
The Off-Campus Housing Excellence Program: Our Story
In this session, Ohio State’s Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services will tell the story of an unique approach to partnering with stakeholders from across the university and city to enhance the safety, security and sustainability of students’ lives off-campus through the Off-Campus Housing Excellence Program.
The Point at Otterbein University: An Innovation Collaboration Between Private Higher Education, Community and Business
The Point is a catalyst for growth—for Otterbein, the City of Westerville and surrounding area. The Point came about by public officials at all levels of government, local business and community leaders, and creative faculty and students working together. As a result, we are preparing our students for success in a new economy and modeling collaboration for community impact.
The Role of Universities as Anchor Institutions: A Tale of Two Cities
A Tale of Two Cities: Beginning with a discussion of national best practices and the idea of an "anchor mission," this panel presentation will then delve into two case studies: The City of Baltimore, Maryland and the Johns Hopkins University and the City of Ogden, and Weber State University.
The RWU Community Partnership Center: Nexus of Community/Academic Collaboration
In 2010, RWU established the Community Partnerships Center (CPC), a nexus for community-engaged, project-based learning. Attend this session and learn how to better understand and connect with local government agencies and elected officials on projects of shared interest.
The Sociable City
Learn the latest research on male-on-male and male-on female aggression in nightlife venues, the impact of "pre-loading" and how the nightlife industry is an important partner in prevention.
The Sustainable Communities Collaborative
A Model for Applying University Expertise to Local Challenges and Priorities
The Sustainable Communities Collaborative: A Model for Applying University Expertise to Local Challenges and Priorities
The Sustainable Communities Collaborative: A Model for Applying University Expertise to Local Challenges and Priorities
The Ten Commandments of Town Gown Relationships How University Presidents and City Managers View their Leadership Roles
Four university presidents and four city administrators participated in a semi-structured interview focusing on the ways that campus and community leaders impact town-gown relationships. The commandments underscore the central belief that town-gown relationships can and should be mutually beneficial, an outcome that is assured only when leaders treat each other as equal partners.
The Town-Gown Awards: Celebrating and Educating
Cornell University’s annual Town-Gown Awards honor five town-gown partnerships, and recognize community leaders who are leaving high-profile appointed or elected service. Over the years, it has touched on town-gown-related tourism, business, housing, planning, equity, inclusion, safety, shared values, off-campus partying, food security, and public service.
The Trent Lands Plan: Community Consultation in Land Planning for Mutual Success
At its founding in 1964, Trent University was gifted 1400 acres of land. In 2012-13, the Trent Lands Plan was created to guide decision making on the development of these lands to enhance student life, respond to community needs and to increase revenue streams for Trent.
The Two Minute Drill: 10+ Quick Ideas for Engagement
This session highlights examples of town/gown initiatives that range in size and scope, and include programs, events, and publications.
The University “Front Door”- A Corporate Engagement Ecosystem-Opportunities and Challenges
This will be a presentation of Ohio State’s new Corporate Engagement Framework and Corporate Engagement Office.  A brief overview of each area of the office will be presented: Strategic Partnerships, Economic Development, Tech Transfer, and Smart Cities.
The Urban University as a Catalyst for Economic Growth & Community Development
In partnership with elected officials, city officials and community groups, DePaul University has been uniquely positioned to revitalize communities and contribute to the economic growth and workforce development. Leaders from the institution will discuss the successes and challenges the institution has had to overcome.
Things that Go Bump in the Night: Managing Late Night Resources to Benefit the Students and the Community
Georgetown University’s community partnership has created numerous changes within the university and surrounding community since its 2010 implementation. Through collaborative relationships with students, community members and government officials, late night resources were implemented to educate students and neighbors about quality of life issues, create a safer environment, and enforce local laws, statutes & the university Code of Conduct.
This is what happens…when you let it happen: Planning for off-campus student housing
This session combines police and planning perspectives in mistakes made and the future focus on smaller scale, missing middle housing types to address some of the complex housing needs.
Thoughtful, Integrated Disaster Aid Efforts Yield Ample Benefits for Localities, Students and Academic Vitality
View this presentation and learn about dealing with Superstorm Sandy-Three phases of higher education institutions' helping efforts.
Town & Gown Relations in the 21st Century Checklist for Town and Gown Stakeholders
This list provides a resource for those concerned with the challenges of having a college/university in their community. It is not intended to be prescriptive, but rather, to stimulate consideration and discussion.
Town & Gown: A Student Initiated Approach
This session will explore the benefits and challenges of the campus’ unique “student initiated” approach to town & gown.
Town and Gown Benefits of a Good Neighbors C.A.R.E. Program
Off Campus Student Services at Towson University
Town and Gown Measurements: Creating Metrics for College Town Success
This session details the university/city efforts to develop a series of metrics that will measure their college town initiative's mission to "mutually pursue economic, educational, recreational, social, and cultural initiatives."
TOWN AND GOWN RESILIENCY: Preparing Campuses And Communities To Mediate Risks And Meet The Future
Resiliency is breaking rapidly across campuses and communities to form the next wave of sustainable policies, partnerships, planning, design and construction. Attendees will leave with an actionable understanding and access to Resilient Design tools.
Town And Gown: A Vital Partnership In The New Knowledge Economy
A discussion on the value of town gown relations in the new knowledge economy.
Town and Gown-The Best Practices in the World
The UniTown Network just held its first annual Town-Gown Relations Conference for representatives of cities and universities in the European Union. The case studies came from joint projects and programs being undertaken by cities and universities located in North America.
Town Gown Relations in DC
This roundtable discussion will feature University administrators focusing on the town-gown issues faced by institutions in the nation's capital.
Town meets Gown on Immigration Policy
Town meets Gown on Immigration Policy
Town-Gown Collaboration To Build A Startup Community
Learn how the Cal Poly Center for Innovation & Entrepreneurship opens the world of entrepreneurial opportunity to Cal Poly students and faculty on campus.
Town-gown diversity and inclusion: Two steady, doable resources
Hot-button topics tied to diversity, equity and inclusion increasingly envelop town-gown climates and responsiveness. When challenges emerge from a local or national event, protests and divisiveness can develop in quick order, and a campus and-or community may be forced to develop relations in a crisis.
Town-Gown Partnerships for Success
The goal of this PAS memo is to help community and university planners understand their environment. The memo includes case studies from urban areas and small towns.
Town-Gown Relations in a Rural Setting
Relationships between a small college and the rural community in which it resides are very much different from those of the large university located in a metropolitan area. None-the-less, town-gown relations in the rural areas suffer some of the same challenges as in the big cities and schools. Probably one the most important issues in fostering good town-gown relations is open communications.
Town-Gown Relations: Collaboration, Challenges and Successes
This presentation focuses on Northeastern's efforts to improve quality of life issues in off-campus living.
Town-Gown Relations: Six Factors to Make It Stronger...The Good, The Bad & The Ugly!
In the heat of a massive local redevelopment and revitalization undertaking, the Office of Community Engagement at the University of Maryland intensified its mission by working closely with members of the surrounding communities to learn, explore and find ways to address social needs, community assets, and quality of life issues, as expressed by our community partners. 
Town-Gown Report 2013: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
2013 Town Gown Report from MIT
Trading Spaces: The Role of Non-traditional Institutions in Traditional Town and Gown Relations
Thomas Edison State College expands their mission to include a deeper commitment to community engagement.
Transformative Partnerships: Realigning Campus Resources to Attain Higher Standards of Neighborhood Livability
Uniquely positioned in the Office of the Dean of Students, the Substance Abuse Prevention Program and the student CommUniversity Program join together to address the root cause of these issues by empowering students to become active participants in the community, creating partnerships with community organizations that build and improve relationships, and utilizing evidence-based strategies to transform neighborhood livability.
Transforming an All-American City into a Knowledge Town
This multi- media presentation shows how traditional partners (and some rivals) created a shared vision and ushered in a period of unprecedented growth that already includes two new downtown hotels, a business incubator, a high-tech start-up, five restaurants, four dorms and a new athletic complex.
Transforming Municipalities Through Student Partnerships
How a student partnership helped bring about a positive change in municipality.
Transforming The Perception – How The University Of Ottawa Successfully Changed The Dialogue: Promoting The Social And Economic Value Of Its Students To Its Neighbouring Communities
In this session you will learn how uOttawa successfully added 1400 beds off-campus (opening 4 new residences) in the span of 24 months with the support of its neighbouring communities and transformed the perception of what it is like to be uOttawa's neighbour.
Transforming The Riverfront In Eugene, Oregon – A City And University Partnership
The presentation will include a history of the city and university’s connections to the riverfront, a summary of complex values and concerns community members express about riverfront development and how these concerns and values have been incorporated into the planning process.
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