The International Town & Gown Newsletter
October 5, 2017
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Campus and Community Celebrate First CommUniversity Day
Stony Brook University launched a new campus tradition, CommUniversity Day, on Saturday, September 23. More than 20 University faculty, staff and students volunteered their time to share some of their areas of the campus with the community. Families, friends and neighbors enjoyed exploring roughly 80 interactive exhibits during the four-hour event. Rising out of the Campus Plan for Diversity, Inclusion and Equity, the goal was to create community and campus interactions by showcasing some of the many facets of the University. CommUniversity Day offered one-on-one interactions for nearly 1,800 guests. Stony Brook University
How Land Use, Environmental Laws Mediate Desputes between Universities, Colleges and Communities
There are more than 150 four-year colleges and universities currently operating in the State of California. Successful colleges and universities are juggernaut drivers of the local economy. They bring with them hospitals, libraries, sports teams, and cultural event centers. They employ a highly skilled workforce and they incubate and attract new ideas and new industries. However, sometimes these benefits come at a price for college towns, especially in the form of spillover effects. Luckily for local agencies, California planning, zoning and environmental laws provide a myriad of tools to ease the tension.
Call for Proposals for the ITGA City & University Relations Conference
The Ohio State University and City of Columbus are excited to host The 2018 ITGA City & University Relations Conference,  May 29-June 1. The comprehensive theme and tracks allow for a broad range of discussions to promote efforts supporting economic development, neighborhood revitalization, strategic planning, engagement and the saftey and well-being of stakeholders. To submit a proposal, click here. Proposals are due on or before February 1, 2018.
City of Lincoln Committee and Law Enforcement to Tour Gameday Tailgates
The City of Lincoln's Internal Liquor Committee is partnering with the University of Nebraska-Lincoln for a tailgate tour before the Nebraska football game against Wisconsin on October 7. ILC chair Carl Eskridge said the committee is responsible for collecting data regarding alcohol consumption from a variety of places, including the Lincoln Police Dept, ULN Police Dept. and local businesses. Linda Major, assistant vice chancellor for student affairs at UNL, is responsible for facilitating a broader conversation between campus and community regarding how the campus responds to high-risk drinking. Daily Nebraskan
Students Map Out Ways to Make L.A. a Friendly Place for the Elderly
Students in the new class "Age-Friendly L.A.," a Wicked Problems Practicum sponsored by USC Provost Michael Quick, aims to help make Los Angeles a better place to grow old. Los Angeles County is home to one of the world's largest concentrations of older adults, a population that is expected to almost double, from approximately 1.1 million in 2010 to more than 2.1 million individulals by 2030. City officials, students, professors, seniors and other stakeholders gathered for this first-of-its-kind charrette, a solution-design practice common in the field of architecture, to address housing, transportation, engagement and other measures that affect quality of life for older adults. USC News
USI Partners with Great Plains Development Authority
As part of a Federal Office of Economic Adjustment grant, Great Plains selected USI to assist in analyzing and developing a new business model that can be supported both locally and regionally. The industrial park, which is located just outside of Parsons in Labette County encompasses 13,951 total acres, of which approximately 6,800 acres are owned by Great Plains Development Authority. Led by Chief Strategy Officer Shawn Naccarato, USI will research and explore a minimum of three potential business models that are economically, environmentally, and politically supported. Pittsburg State University
Join us on Social Media
A growing and impressive group of professionals from campus communities continue to network and share strategies for improving town-gown relations. Join us on  Twitter and  LinkedIn. The Conference hashtag is #ITGA18.
ITGA News and Announcements
Save the Date for The 2018 ITGA City & University Relations Conference, May 29-June 1, in Columbus, Ohio.

Submit your proposal to present at the ITGA Conference before February 1, 2018.

Next week, the Call for Bids to Host the 2019 ITGA City & University Conference will open.

Visit to stay updated on current events.
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City of Davis & University of California, Davis
Village of Brockport and The College at Brockport, SUNY
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