Academics of Real Estate

November 30, 2011

Executive Vice President Craig Carnaroli comments on Penn’s real estate initiatives to engage with the community while addressing crime and poverty issues.

Article Source: Wall Street Journal

University of Pennsylvania Study Links Vacant-Lot Campus Reduced Gun Crime

November 25, 2011

Charles Branas of the Perelman School of Medicine and John MacDonald of the School of Arts and Sciences comment on a vacant-lot cleanup study.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Penn Study Finds Less Crime Around ‘Greened’ Vacant Properties

November 21, 2011

A Penn Medicine study about ‘greening’ vacant lots is highlighted.

Greening Vacant City Lots Could Improve Residents’ Health

November 17, 2011

Penn researchers are cited for studying the effect of greened vacant lots on residents’ health.

Article Source: Los Angeles Times

Video: One Body: Community Gardens

November 10, 2011

The Netter Center’s Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative and West Philadelphia students are featured.

Article Source: Channel One News

Video: TEDx Conference Reenvisions Philly in 21st Century

November 9, 2011

Amy Hillier of the School of Design comments on the importance of the TEDx Philly conference and the future of city planning in Philadelphia.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer

Video: David Dye, One Great Idea

November 8, 2011

For the One Great Idea project, WXPN’s World Cafe host David Dye suggests an inexpensive way to connect high school students with live music and artists.

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Teaching Entrepreneurship in Inner-City Schools

November 6, 2011

Keith Weigelt of the Wharton School and Knowledge@Wharton are featured.

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Youth Root for Nutritional Rights

November 3, 2011

A young West Philadelphian’s life-changing introduction to healthy food is traced to his involvement with the Netter Center for Community Partnership’s Agatston Urban Nutrition Initiative.

Article Source: Philadelphia Inquirer


Matt Hartley of the Graduate School of Education discusses service learning and what it really means to connect academia with real-world problems. (Penn GSE)