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ERIC Number: ED377771
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Pages: 16
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
University Impact on Community Development.
Hampton, George; Higham, David
This paper describes how four institutions of higher education, local businesses, and community leaders cooperated to work for change in University Heights (Newark, New Jersey). Initial sections describe the community and the economic and social changes it has seen in recent decades. These sections also review how the four institutions established a consortium, the Council for Higher Education in Newark (CHEN), to work for community development. Member institutions are Essex County College, New Jersey Institute of Technology, Rutgers-Newark,and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. Other sections describe community stakeholders, persuasion of people outside the area to invest in development, early local neighborhood opposition, and work with city and state officials. One section describes the development program itself, three community-based corporations formed to oversee and ensure the plan's implementation, and increased public and private investment. A list of specific successful projects includes housing developments, a supermarket, a movie theater, and a mall. Direct contributions of the institutions are identified including campus construction projects and provision of increased employment opportunities. The planned development of a science park in the area is noted. (JB)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey (Newark)