University City, Philadelphia

What is University City, Philadelphia known for?


arts year

in the first decade of the 20th century allowed people to easily commute into Center City. This led to rapid development within the borders of University City


historic events

resolution was put forth to turn over much of this property to Penn and CHOP (Children's Hospital of Philadelphia). U. likely to get big chunks of Civic Center The initial plans were not fully developed, but did not call for the demolition of Convention Hall, the location of several historic events. http


directing

to the name on signs and bridges (not including street signs directing to University City, which are erected by the city, state, and federal governments). For decades, 40th Street was generally considered the "invisible campus boundary" between the residential neighborhoods to the west and the Penn campus to the east. PG: The Rodin Years In recent years, the "Penn bubble" is said to have expanded further west


local independent

* Templetown, Philadelphia - North Philadelphia neighborhood surrounding Temple University. * Walnut Hill (Walnut Hill, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) References


current location

'' : School populations, p. 11 40


quot free

) St. Francis de Sales School (1-8): 912 S. 47th St. Public libraries thumb Walnut Street West Branch (File:Phila FLP WalnutStreet02.jpg) The Free Library of Philadelphia Walnut Street West Branch serves University City. "Walnut Street West Branch." Free Library of Philadelphia. Retrieved on October 19, 2012. Medical * Children's Hospital of Philadelphia ("CHoP"): The top U.S. children's hospital. * Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania ("HUP"): General hospital. * Penn Presbyterian Medical Center ("Presby"): 300-bed hospital, home to the Scheie Eye Institute. * VA Medical Center, Philadelphia ("The VA"): Local center for veterans' healthcare. * National Board of Medical Examiners: Co-sponsor of the USMLE. Scientific Not including the scientific departments of the local universities * Monell Chemical Senses Center: Leader in research on smell and taste. * University City Science Center: Focuses on commercialization. * Wistar Institute: Leader in research on the causes and cures of disease. Cultural * A-Space (A-Space (community center)), an anarchist community center * Philadanco (The Philadelphia Dance Company), a professional dance company * University of Pennsylvania institutions include: ** Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, Penn's modern art museum ** University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also called "The Penn Museum" Charitable *Neighborhood Bike Works: Donates bicycles and helmets to local kids. Offers training in bicycle repair. *Philadelphia Elwyn (Elwyn (company)): Care for the mentally disabled. * Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House: A "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment at nearby hospitals. Legal * American Law Institute: Provides ''Restatements of the Law''. * Dechert: Large Philadelphia law firm. Government representation * City Council: Hon. Jannie L. Blackwell, 3rd District * PA Senate: Hon. Anthony H. Williams, 8th District * PA House: Hon. James R. Roebuck, Jr., 188th District See also


quot charitable

, Philadelphia , Penn's modern art museum ** University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also called "The Penn Museum" Charitable *Neighborhood Bike Works: Donates bicycles and helmets to local kids. Offers training in bicycle repair. *Philadelphia Elwyn (Elwyn (company)): Care for the mentally disabled. * Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House: A "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment


projects+science

. DP: University City Blues: Meet the often-overlooked West Philadelphians who make life at Penn possible. Major redevelopment projects Science Center As part of the Housing Act


charitable

, Philadelphia , Penn's modern art museum ** University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also called "The Penn Museum" Charitable *Neighborhood Bike Works: Donates bicycles and helmets to local kids. Offers training in bicycle repair. *Philadelphia Elwyn (Elwyn (company)): Care for the mentally disabled. * Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House: A "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment


quot home

, Philadelphia , Penn's modern art museum ** University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, also called "The Penn Museum" Charitable *Neighborhood Bike Works: Donates bicycles and helmets to local kids. Offers training in bicycle repair. *Philadelphia Elwyn (Elwyn (company)): Care for the mentally disabled. * Philadelphia Ronald McDonald House: A "home away from home" for families of seriously ill children receiving treatment

University City, Philadelphia

'''University City''' is the easternmost part of West Philadelphia. http: archives.citypaper.net articles 2007 05 17 schemers-on-the-schuylkill

The University of Pennsylvania has long been the dominant institution in the area and was instrumental in coining the name "University City" as part of a 1950s urban-renewal and gentrification effort. UCHS account of the origin of the name University City Lois Bye Funderburg's account of the origin of name "University City". Today, Drexel University and the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia also call University City home.

The eastern side of University City is home to the Penn and Drexel campuses, several medical institutions, independent centers of scientific research, 30th Street Station, and the Cira Centre. The western side contains Victorian and early 20th-century housing stock and is primarily residential.

The area is ethnically and economically diverse, although the compositions of its 12 census tracts vary widely; for example, the population in the mid-2000s of the easternmost tract was about half white and one-third Asian, while that of the northwesternmost tract was almost entirely black.

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