Publications

Each year we publish the State of University City, the University City District Annual Report, newsletters, pamphlets, and more, keeping residents and visitors up to date on the happenings of University City and its surroundings.

For publication inquiries or copies of publications, contact Chris Richman, Director of Marketing and Communications, at [email protected] or 215.243.0555 x229.

State of University City

 

We are proud to release The State of University City 2022. This latest edition of our annual publication illustrates University City’s status as an engine of remarkable prosperity, innovation and vibrancy, boasting world-class public spaces and amenities. Our latest State of University City can be downloaded on the left, viewed online below, or is available as a printed book at our office at 3940 Chestnut. To obtain a physical copy, visit our office between the hours of 9 AM and 5 PM, Monday-Friday (excluding holidays).

 

36 Hours in University City


Inspired by the New York Times '36 Hours' series, 36 Hours in University City is a recently created guide filled with suggestions about how to best spend 36 hours in the neighborhood.  It's a great resource for visiting friends and family, and residents looking for something new and different to do in their neighborhood!  

2020 Annual Review

University City District works year-round to change places and change lives. Read about a few of the ways we did so in our 2021 Annual Review.

 

UCD: Changing Places, Changing Lives

20 Years, 20 Stories


University City District launched in 1997, as dedicated residents, institutions and businesses came together to create an organization to help transform their community. Throughout 2017 we celebrated our 20th anniversary by holding community events and reflecting on the accomplishments of our organization, community, and the many people who made the work possible.

20 Years, 20 Stories is a rich compilation of the ways in which UCD has impacted the neighborhood through our work, told by the people who have made University City the vibrant, healthy and diverse community it is today. From UCD founders, to Clean and Safe staff, to residents and more, read about our 20 years of changing places and changing lives.

Help support University City District's next 20 years here.

Inclusive Infrastructure

Connection


Connection is the quarterly newsletter of University City District and is available as a PDF download. To join the mailing list, please email [email protected].

WPSI Impact Report 2017

University City District (UCD) is pleased to announce the release of the 2017 WPSI Impact Report.

The Porch


 

At UCD, we are continually using research, data, and experimentation to inform new projects and initiatives. The Porch at 30th Street Station: 5 Years, 5 Lessons takes stock of our experience since conceiving of and opening The Porch, providing lessons that have informed our own growing public space work while contributing to a national and global conversation about urban amenities and placemaking.

 

The Case for Parklets


The Case for Parklets: Measuring the Impact on Sidewalk Vitality and Neighborhood Businesses.


UCD Clean and Safe

Project Rehab & The Dirt Factory

20 Years, 20 Stories

University City District launched in 1997, as dedicated residents, institutions and businesses came together to create an organization to help transform their community. Throughout 2017 we celebrated our 20th anniversary by holding community events and reflecting on the accomplishments of our organization, community, and the many people who made the work possible.

20 Years, 20 Stories is a rich compilation of the ways in which UCD has impacted the neighborhood through our work, told by the people who have made University City the vibrant, healthy and diverse community it is today. From UCD founders, to Clean and Safe staff, to residents and more, read about our 20 years of changing places and changing lives.

Help support University City District's next 20 years here.