Pushing Back the Gates

Neighborhood Perspectives on University-Driven Revitalization in West Philadelphia

Harley F. Etienne
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192 pages
5.5 x 8.25

Table of Contents

Preface Acknowledgments 1 Cities and Their Universities: Logical Places to Search for Hope 2 West Philadelphia, the University of Pennsylvania, and the Rough Road to Revival and Cooperation 3 Early Returns on Dramatic Efforts to Change: The West Philadelphia Initiatives, 1990–2005 4 The Dual Nature of Revitalization in the Twenty-First Century 5 Comparative Views of Contemporary University-Driven Neighborhood Change 6 Conclusion: Lessons from West Philadelphia Notes Bibliography Index

About the Author(s)

Harley F. Etienne is an Assistant Professor of Urban and Regional Planning in the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning at the University of Michigan.


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    Philadelphia has always been a city that has embraced a richness of voice and vision, defying attempts to define it in a one-dimensional frame. Books in this series, Philadelphia Voices, Philadelphia Visions, edited by David W. Bartelt, will give voice to the diverse communities and perspectives that help define the city, and to address public issues that the city's community, civic and academic leadership raise in the public arena. The series is interdisciplinary, encompassing discussions of social divisions, cultural heterogeneity, and the importance of popular culture as expressions of communities that critique, celebrate, and continually reconstitute the Philadelphia region.