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N.Y.U. Expansion Plan Wins Final City Council Approval

N.Y.U. Expansion Plan Wins Final City Council Approval | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

A vigorous town and gown discussion went before this:


"By an overwhelming 44-to-1 vote, the Council approved a series of zoning amendments, permits and map changes that will allow the university to erect four buildings that together will add a skyscraper’s worth of classrooms, dorm rooms and office space to a leafy 12-block parcel occupied by two university apartment complexes — Washington Square Village and Silver Towers — south of Washington Square Park."

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The rise of downtown campuses | University Affairs

The rise of downtown campuses | University Affairs | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

It may not let you forget all your troubles and cares, as Petula Clark once sang, but going downtown is proving popular for many universities.

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Back to the City by Howard Husock - City Journal

Back to the City by Howard Husock - City Journal | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Young millennials prefer urban living, says Alan Ehrenhalt.


Little known past attempts:


"Ehrenhalt tellingly cites how officials in Phoenix strove to create a “network of nine urban villages . . . ringing the city . . . that could have separate identities . . . and a general sense of community that many felt was slipping away.” He continues: “It was an intriguing idea but it was also a huge flop,” noting that a decade later, only a third of area residents even knew the experiment had been tried. Though generally skeptical, Ehrenhalt believes that less prescriptive public policies fare better and often exceed expectations, such as the vast rezoning of New York under Michael Bloomberg, which helped spark a population boom in lower Manhattan, or Philadelphia mayor Ed Rendell’s lessening of the tax burden on Center City, which encouraged construction, nightlife, and repopulation."

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