Philadelphia's University City is more than just a neighborhood. It's the region's leader in education, science, and innovation, with world-class universities and medical institutions. It's a destination for food lovers and culture seekers, with internationally acclaimed dining, museums, and galleries. It's a vibrant, close-knit community, full of idyllic parks and green spaces. Learn more about how University City District makes our neighborhood one of the most livable and workable places in Philadelphia.


Now Recruiting Unit Clerks for CHOP!

Looking to advance your career in healthcare? The West Philadelphia Skills Initiative is currently recruiting Unit Clerks for The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Apply today!

WXPN Free At Noon

Little Hurricane to perform live at The Porch on Friday, September 12.

West Philadelphia Skills Initiative Impact Report 2014

A report which outlines how WPSI is connecting West Philadelphia employers seeking talent to West Philadelphians seeking opportunity.

The State of University City 2013/2014

A Global University City

Click here to read online or download to your computer.

Realizing the Potential of The Porch

In September 2013, UCD released one of the most extensive post-occupancy studies of a public space. This study will guide future improvements at The Porch at 30th Street Station.

40th Street Summer Series

Celebrating 10 years of free outdoor concerts that capture the soul of the neighborhood.

Baltimore Crossing

Protected by a buffer of rustic blocks of salvaged Pennsylvania Bluestone and lushly planted large terra-cotta style planters, these bump-outs create a new safe space for pedestrians waiting to cross the intersection of 48th & Baltimore.

From the Blog

Job Alert! Our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative Program is Seeking Unit Clerks

Our West Philadelphia Skills Initiative Program is offering a great chance for qualified residents of West Philadelphia seeking jobs in healthcare.

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Composting at The Dirt Factory