The expansion effect : moving colleges into the neighborhood

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Margaret E. Reliford (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Zachary Levenson

Abstract: The purpose of this study is to get a better understanding of the impact that anchor institutions like colleges and universities can have on the neighborhoods they expand into. More specifically, I look at the impact that a college or university’s expansion can have on the vitality of local neighborhoods. Through interviews and document analysis, I first explore the definition of gentrification and then apply it to the relationship between The University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the Glenwood community that they expanded into. The results of this study touch on some of the implications of gentrification concerning institutions of higher education. While the implications of anchor institutions expanding have been referenced as a “necessary evil,” I argue that some of these “evils” are only necessary in the eyes of the institution in power. This study looks at the goals of UNCG in relation to Glenwood, to see where community vitality is incorporated into expansion plans as well as identify areas where it was left out.

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Language: English
Date: 2022
Anchor institution, Campus expansion, Gentrification, Neighborhood change, Vitality
University of North Carolina at Greensboro $x Buildings
Community and college $z North Carolina $z Greensboro
Gentrification $z North Carolina $z Greensboro

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