Active Research

Universities, economic development and gentrification

I’m currently researching the influence of universities and local development partners on neighboring communities of color. This research includes a review of strategies and tactics by universities. The first case study I’m preparing addresses the interaction between the University of California at Davis and the historic black community of Oak Park in Sacramento, California. Following this review I’ll be looking at building programs at Virginia Commonwealth University, the University of Maryland, and Chicago University. Based on the availability of data I may remove and add universities to my project.