The State of University City 2018

Nov 09, 2017 4 years ago

On Thursday, November 9, more than 300 guests attended our annual State of University City event at World Cafe Live. This event served as an opportunity to celebrate UCD's 20th anniversary, while highlighting the major advancements in the neighborhood. Drexel President John Fry and University of Pennsylvania Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli, the respective founding and current chairs of the UCD Board of Directors, joined UCD President Matt Bergheiser as speakers during the event.

The State of University City event serves as the official release of The State of University City publication, a report made up of nearly 80 pages of charts, statistics, photographs, and stories demonstrating why University City and its concentration of development activity are setting a national pace for economic opportunity. The report gives an in-depth guide to the developments – academic, commercial, public, residential and more – that are driving the growth and expansion in the neighborhood. To obtain physical copies of the publication, please stop by our office at 3940 Chestnut Street or email us at [email protected].

At the event we also screened a short film featuring two local women--Shanise Hicks, graduate of our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative, and Rosemary Certo, owner of Dock Street Brewery--who UCD has assisted through its various programs and who represent the entrepreneurial spirit of our community. UCD works every day to change places and change lives, and we are proud to have supported so many tremendous individuals who make this neighborhood and city a remarkable place.