Much has been written in the past few years about the need for universities to become involved in partnerships with other organizations to address societal problems more directly.
University Involvement in the Community: Developing a Partnership Model GCP-97-3
University involvement in the community is not a new phenomenon. Historian Thomas Bender describes initiatives supported by Columbia University in the 19th century, as well as John Dewey's prescriptions for the University of Chicago at the beginning of the 20th century.
Lessons from the Field: Three Case Studies of Mixed-Income Housing Development GCP-96-4
This report presents three case studies of mixed-income housing development in three very different settings: Montgomery County, Maryland; Atlanta, Georgia; and Boston, Massachusetts.