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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40th Street Summer Series

On 9/27 Man Man and Needle Driver rock the lawn at 40th and Walnut for the final Summer Series event of 2014.

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.

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.

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Help Select Bike Share Locations in University City

Bike sharing is coming to Philadelphia. Beginning in the spring of 2015, Philadelphia will join cities such as DC, New York, Boston, and Chicago by offering bike sharing, which will allow users to check a bike from out from a station, take a quick trip, and return the bike to any other station in the system.

Because they are still in the planning stages, the Mayor’s Office of Transportation and Utilities is seeking the public’s help in picking 60 station locations before the program launches next spring.

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Composting at The Dirt Factory