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.


The Awesome Fest Outdoor Movie Series

UCD and The Awesome Fest will present an 8-week movie series, turning the picturesque Clark Park into a unique destination.

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.

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

What's happening at Woodland Green?

Nearly two years ago, UCD, in partnership with the City of Philadelphia and the University of the Sciences, created Woodland Green, a new pedestrian plaza at the intersection of 42nd St.

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2014 University City Dining Days