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Wednesday, October 23 • 8:30am - 9:00am
Anchor Districts: Best Practices for Institutions and the Positive Outcomes that can be Engendered by their Creation

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When universities and hospitals share a common geography, they can transform their neighborhood into a unique urban typology – an Anchor District. Anchor Districts are somewhat like hybrids of neighborhood improvement and business improvement districts, in which proximate institutions leverage their collective demand to deliver economic, cultural, and equitable benefit to their surrounding communities. The positive impacts of several existing Anchor Districts are well documented -- University City (Philadelphia), Midtown (Detroit), University Circle (Cleveland). However, the raw ingredients necessary to forge new Anchor Districts are present in many more cities throughout the country, from Tampa Bay to Seattle.


Shea O'Neill

Research Manager, U3 Advisors
Shea joined U3 Advisors in 2013 as a research analyst to help build internal capacity for Geographic Information Systems (GIS) research. Since that time, Shea has grown to manage and guide much of U3 Advisor’s analytics, including real estate scans, mapping institutional demand... Read More →

Wednesday October 23, 2019 8:30am - 9:00am EDT