Conference Presentations

Student Run Business as Economic Engine in Community
Attendees will understand how to engage undergraduate students in economic development initiatives and help city officials see the potential students can have on long-term community success.
Student Volunteers: University of Virginia
Improving relations through student involvement in the community.
Studentification Guide for North America - Handout
Handout for the presentation "Studentification Guide for North America".
Studentification National HMO Lobby
Learn more about studentification (a term coined by Darren Smith in 2002) and the result of demographic imbalance in neighbourhoods in the UK.
Studentification: The Core And / Or Root Issue In Town And Gown Relations?
The term ‘studentification,’ defined by Smith (1999) as the urban changes tied to high concentrations of student populations in distinct neighbourhoods, is slowly gaining wider usage across North America. Presenters explore some of the studentification trends in North American contexts and the ways that universities have engaged in the studentification process.
Supporting and Advocating for the diverse and unique needs of off-campus and commuter students
Supporting and Advocating for the diverse and unique needs of off-campus and commuter students
Sustainability Theory and Practice: Partnering with DC Water to Pilot a Sustainability Course
This partnership offers a model for universities to deepen their sustainability commitments, strengthen community partnerships, and provide experiential learning opportunities for students.
Takin’ it to the Streets: Innovative University-Town Police Collaboration to Better Neighbor Relations
A new, innovative collaboration between Amherst Police and UMass Amherst External Relations seeks to improve town-gown and neighborhood communication and relations under a community policing philosophy, which emphasizes community engagement, partnerships and a problem-solving approach.
Taking The Housing Leap: Sharing The Experience Of Our Aspiration To Improve Student Housing By Being Part Of The Market – A University Run Lettings Agency
This presentation provides a summary of key issues affecting Nottingham’s student accommodation sector.
Targeting Area Graffiti (T.A.G.) Team: Strategies to Effectively Address Graffiti in Athens, Ohio
Over the past two years the T.A.G. team has significantly reduced graffiti within the city. T.A.G. accomplishes its efforts largely through the work of student volunteers from Ohio University which provide an excellent opportunity for to develop their skills as active citizens while meeting this community need. Please join us to learn more about the accomplishments of T.A.G. in Athens, Ohio and how you might develop a similar effort in your community.
Telling Scranton’s Story: Partnering with Faculty & Students on Multi-Media Projects
This session will detail collaboration between The University of Scranton’s Office of Community and Government Relations and the Department of Communication to tell Scranton’s story in ways that bolster downtown business and neighborhood park revitalization efforts.
Ten Proven Strategies for Creating Vibrant College Towns: RCLCO
Understanding college town retail through a public/private lens-an excellent RCLCO presentation.
TGIT: Constructing a Sustainable Town-Gown Partnership (not a nod to Thursdays) 
This session will review how Oxford, Ohio and Miami University leveraged previous champions, an excellent working relationship among individuals, and a mobilizing issue to develop a statement of purpose and a formal structure for promoting sustainable “harmony” in town-gown relations through recognizing and serving existing efforts and entities.
The Amherst Business Improvement Distric: How an Economic Development Tool Improved Town Gown Relations
Learn how to engage institutional stakeholders in the creation of a BID and how BIDs can engage disparate constituencies to improve town/gown interaction.
The Blueprint: Establishing a Functional Town and Gown Advisory Board
The Blueprint: Establishing a Functional Town and Gown Advisory Board
The Blueprint: Establishing a Functional Town and Gown Advisory Board
The Blueprint: Establishing a Functional Town and Gown Advisory Board
The Blueprint: Establishing a Functional Town and Gown Advisory Board Powerpoint
The Blueprint: Establishing a Functional Town and Gown Advisory Board Powerpoint
The Campus 2050 Initiative: How Campuses and their communities are planning for the next 30 years
The Campus 2050 Initiative: How Campuses and their communities are planning for the next 30 years
The Campustown Renaissance: A Town and Gown Partnership to Revitalize Ames' Student Business District
Due to unprecedented development in the district over the last two years, Campustown is currently in a transformative mode with millions of dollars in private development, a new facade grant program funded and administered by the City of Ames, and new initiatives in the district, led by CAA, a non- profit organization funded in part by ISU and the City of Ames.
The Canterbury (UK) Street Marshal Scheme: keeping students safe and communities engaged
The session highlights the Canterbury Street Marshal Scheme, a joint initiative between Canterbury Christ Church University and the University of Kent that sees trained Marshals patrolling areas of high student footfall to keep students safe while they move around key areas of the city, and quiet as they transit residential neighbourhoods.
The Collegiate Visitor Center: Serving the Greater Region, Facilitating Partnerships in and around the Community
Learn and share how a collegiate visitor center can contribute to the goals of the institution and the community through the programs and services it offers and the variety of constituents it serves.
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 Rise of Purpose-Built Student Housing and Installment Leases
1,000 Cuts: The Rise of Purpose-Built Student Housing and Installment Leases
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.
Then & Now: 50 years since May 4, 1970 at Kent State
Then & Now: 50 years since May 4, 1970 at Kent State
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.
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