The State of University City 2020

Dec 05, 2019 2 years ago

On Wednesday, December 4th, hundreds of guests attended our annual State of University City event at World Cafe Live. This year, the event focused on how the ambitious institutional dreams for the neighborhood from a decade ago have taken dramatic leaps forward. UCD Board Chair Craig Carnaroli, Councilperson Elect Jamie Gauthier, and UCD President Matt Bergheiser spoke about the status of the neighborhood, and presented details on recent milestones and plans for the future.

We also used the event as an opportunity to share the stories of three graduates of our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative program who are on the path to realizing their career dreams with major Philadelphia employers. Please click below to meet Justin Bradley (Green City Works), David Slaffey (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia), and Amanda Rubiano (SEPTA). Click below to hear from them, and feel free to share with your networks.



The State of University City event served as the official release of The State of University City 2020, our annual report made up of nearly 90 pages of charts, statistics, photographs, and stories demonstrating the development and progress within University City over the past year.

The publication also provides an in-depth guide to the development projects - academic, commercial, public, residential, and more - that are transforming University City, along with other critical economic development indicators. The State of University City is an important resource for those seeking to business in the neighborhood. 

Below, we have created an online version of our development map highlighting 30 projects within the neighborhood which were advanced or completed in the past year. Click here to view an interactive map


To obtain physical copies of the publication, please stop by our office at 3940 Chestnut Street or email us at [email protected]You can also download a PDF here