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.

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Spring is in the air

Programming returns to The Porch on April 1. Enjoy gourmet food trucks, live music, free fitness classes, art workshops and more!

The State of University City 2013/2014

A Global University City

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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.

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

PlanPhilly reports on UCD's progress with the 40th Street Trolley Portal

Butterflies and hummingbirds aren’t something most people expect to see in Philadelphia at the spot where four trolley lines intersect before submerging into the gaping mouth of a dark, cavernous tunnel. But those are the types of wildlife that University City District hopes to draw to the 40th Street Trolley Portal as part of its planned renovations.

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Temporary Art at The Porch - 01 31 2014