Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Community Planning

First Advisor

Marcia Marker Feld


In 1992, the U.S. Department of Housing and Community Development (HUD) created the Office of University Partnerships. This office is responsible for funding and overseeing the over 180 University-Community Partnerships around the country. University-Community Partnerships where developed in response to the issues that plague many American cities, such as poverty, decay, and disinvestment. They were specifically developed to tap the resources of higher education to facilitate the revitalization of these areas. The University- Community Partnership initiative was designed to link together the assets of both university and community to address urban problems through planned social change.