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A Vibrant Neighborhood

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  • The University City District: Created in 1997 by a collation of 11 key institutions in University City, this independent nonprofit special services district provides supplemental municipal services for a 2.2 square-mile area in University City that includes more than 50,000 residents, 60,000 employees and 40,000 students. The organization focuses on clean and safe programs with uniformed ambassadors providing public space maintenance and security; economic development and neighborhood planning; and marketing. To learn more, visit
  • UC Green: image of UC Green signage Created in 1998, this organization promotes, coordinates and supports neighborhood greening projects in collaboration with community partners. To learn more visit,
  • UC Bright: Created in 1996, this initiative improved the lighting of public spaces and supported public safety by installing pedestrian-scaled fixtures at the sidewalk level, and complementing existing street and residential lighting. Since then, the program successfully installed several thousand lights, creating welcoming evening conditions across 150 blocks in University City.
  • Arts and Culture: airial iamge of the Rotunda community arts center The Rotunda is an all ages community arts center of Penn's Real Estate portfolio on the 40th Street corridor; providing community programming and supporting community relations. To learn more, visit