Town and Gown Relations

A Handbook of Best Practices


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About the Book

This is a timely work on a very dynamic field. It provides more than 40 best practice case studies from nearly half the states in America, and discusses current and evolving trends in the relations between educational institutions and cities, towns and other municipalities. The schools include public and private universities and colleges, public school districts, and other local school systems. Case studies examine current and evolving state-of-the-art practices. Appendices include a glossary; regional, national and international resource directories; bibliographic sources; model agreements and documents; a state municipal league directory; a state public library directory; and a summary of distance learning resources. The handbook is indexed. The future of America’s cities and schools depends upon the proper management of resources through the use of state-of-the-art town-gown planning practices. Both public officials and taxpayers, faculties, as well as students, benefit from town and gown best practices.

About the Author(s)

Roger L. Kemp, Ph.D., ICMA-CM, has been a city manager on both the East and West coasts for more than 25 years. He is presently Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Public Administration at Golden Gate University and a Fellow of The Academy of Political Science.

Bibliographic Details

Roger L. Kemp

Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 284
Bibliographic Info: glossary, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2013
pISBN: 978-0-7864-6399-2
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0170-0
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments viii
Preface 1

Part I. Cities and Schools
1. Evolving Relations  Yesim ­Sungu-­Eryilmaz 7
2. Social Responsibilities  Mary Filardo, Jeffrey M. Vincent, Marni Allen and Jason Franklin 10
3. Opportunities and Risks  Paree Roper 20
4. Land  Yesim ­Sungu-­Eryilmaz 23
5. Sustainable Communities  Deborah McKoy 25
6. Career Alternatives  Laurence Sprecher 31
7. Revenues  Anthony Flint 36

Part II. Best Practices
8. Amherst and Hampshire College Work Together to Enhance the Entire Community  Gregory S. Prince, Jr. 39
9. Aspen and Partners from the University of Michigan and Other Schools Protect Research Lab  Joshua Zaffos 44
10. Boston, Northeastern University and Other Cities and Schools Are Building “Collegetowns”  James Martin and James E. Samels 48
11. Bridgewater and Other Cities Seek More Revenues from Bridgewater University and Other Schools  Christine Legere 51
12. Canton and St. Lawrence University Work Together to Maintain a Positive Relationship  Daniel F. Sullivan 53
13. Chapel Hill and the University of North Carolina Cooperate on a Positive Planning Process  Roger Stancil and Mary Jane Nirdlinger 55
14. Charlottesville and the University of Virginia Work Together to Solve Community Problems  Tracy Clemmons 58
15. Chicago and the University of Illinois Revitalize ­Inner-­City Neighborhoods  David C. Perry, Wim Wiewel and Carrie Menendez 61
16. Cutler Bay and ­Miami–­Dade County Public Schools Create Emergency Response Vehicles  Steven Alexander 67
17. Elmira Benefits from Elmira College Students Learning About Disaster Management  Adam Prestopnik 70
18. Emeryville and the Emery Unified School District Jointly Improve the Quality of Life  Deborah L. McKoy, Ariel H. Bierbaum and Jeffrey M. Vincent 73
19. Gainesville and the University of Florida Implement Neighborhood Action Plan  Charles E. Young 84
20. Greencastle Benefits from DePauw University’s Efforts to Strengthen Community Relations  Luke Beasley 94
21. Hamilton and McMaster University Jointly Provide Community Policing Center  Phil Wood 96
22. Kannapolis and the University of North Carolina Jointly Create a Downtown Research Campus  Mike Legg 99
23. Kingston and Queen’s University Work Together to Improve Neighborhood Security  Michael Fox 104
24. Los Angeles and University of Southern California Officials Train Future Public Managers  P. Michael Paules 108
25. Mentor Citizens Benefit from the Mentor Public School District’s Budget Daniel L. Wilson 111
26. Meredith Works with Plymouth State University to Provide Housing for Internship Program  Rob Baker and Carol Granfield 113
27. Middletown Works with Wesleyan University to Develop ­Long-­Term Neighborhood Plan  Laura Brown 117
28. New York City Benefits by Columbia University Working with Local Neighborhoods  Michael Porter and Paul Grogan 120
29. Newark and Its Public School District Improve Their Environment and Economy  Todd Wilkinson 127
30. Orange and Chapman University Jointly Plan for the Future  John W. Sibley 132
31. Phoenix and Arizona State University Receive Voter Approval for New Downtown Campus  Debra Friedman 135
32. Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh and Other Cities and Schools Learn to Include Citizens in Their Planning Process  Yesim ­Sungu-­Eryilmaz 142
33. Plano and Collin College Provide Student Internships, and Everyone Benefits  Robin Popik 145
34. Portland Works with Portland State University to Create a University District Plan  Yesim ­Sungu-­Eryilmaz 148
35. Richmond and Other Cities Work with Their School Districts to Make Students Better Citizens  Deborah L. McKoy, David Stern and Ariel H. Bierbaum 153
36. Richmond Citizens Benefit from Virginia Commonwealth University’s Investments  Michael Porter and Paul Grogan 164
37. Roanoke’s Eat for Education Program Helps Fund Its Public School System Ann H. Shawver 171
38. Rockland Students and Others Benefit from Public School’s Use of Business Model  Irving H. Buchen 176
39. Sacramento and Its Public School Districts Have Model for Joint Infrastructure Planning  Deborah McKoy, Jeffrey M. Vincent and Carrie Makarewicz 183
40. St. Paul Public Agencies Benefit from University of Minnesota’s Technologies and Software  Carissa Schively Slotterback 188
41. San Francisco Area Benefits from Center’s Studies Linking Transit Development, Families and Schools  Ariel H. Bierbaum, Jeffrey M. Vincent and Deborah McKoy 192
42. San Jose and San Jose State University Build Joint Public Library  Lorraine Oback 198
43. San Pablo and Its School District Partner to Revitalize a Neighborhood  Ariel H. Bierbaum, Jeffrey M. Vincent and Erika Tate 200
44. State College Officials Seek Student Liaison from Pennsylvania State University  Adam Smeltz 204
45. Sugar Land and the University of Houston Work Together on New Campus for Educational and Economic Reasons  Allen Bogard 206
46. Tampa Benefits from University of Florida Bringing More Students Downtown  Yesim ­Sungu-­Eryilmaz 209
47. Warrensburg Benefits from Central Missouri State University’s Economic Contributions  Bob Adebayo 212
48. Washington, DC, and Georgetown University Try to Relieve Town-­Gown Tensions  Kara Brandeisky and Jake Sticka 215
49. Williamsburg and the College of William and Mary Form Joint Neighborhood Relations Committee  Brian Whitson 219

Part III. The Future
50. Urban Renewal  Michael Porter and Paul Grogan 223
51. Citizens  John Esterle and Chris Gates 228
52. Students and Change  Deborah McKoy, Ariel H. Bierbaum, April Suwalsky, Erica Boas and Alissa Kronovet 236
53. Public Service  Zach Friend and Scott Collins 239
54. Technology  Maria H. Andersen 243
55. Education  John Dew 250

A. Glossary of Terms for Cities and Schools 255
B. Regional Resource Directory 257
C. National Resource Directory 258
D. International Resource Directory 260
E. Bibliographic and Reference Sources 260
F. Model Agreements and Documents 261
G. State Municipal League Directory 262
H. State Library Directory 263
I. Distance Learning Resources 263
About the Contributors 265
Index 267