How can universities engage in beneficial community development?

Students at this university have witnessed the impacts of the Greater College Park initiative, the public-private partnership to redevelop College Park into what it envisions as a world-class college town. But it isn’t the Student Government Association, university President Wallace Loh or even Mayor Patrick Wojahn deciding which apartments to build or which restaurants to attract. Rather, the Terrapin Development Company, run by private consultant Ken Ulman, has been working with other private corporations and wealthy businessmen — BozzutoScott Plank and Brendan Iribe, to name a few — to craft a new vision for the city.

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