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Addressing Housing Uncertainty On and Off-Campus: Approaches From Canada, the United Kingdom, and Beyond
On October 12th at 11:30am-1:00pm (EDT/GMT-4), please join moderators and panelists from Canada and the United Kingdom as they discuss highly effective strategies for addressing housing uncertainty in college towns. This webinar will cover understanding the role of studentification in shaping communities, the unique perspective of being a town-gown city councillor, the fundamentals of student-oriented housing development, and an overview of the land use planning approach adopted for the Northdale near-campus neighbourhood in Waterloo, Canada. Registration is required.  
To see the full calendar of events for October, click here.
National & International Headlines
Shortfall of 5,000 Beds for Students in Waterloo
The City of Waterloo is home to three post secondary institutions, bringing thousands of students to the area. But a recent study by the city's Town and Gown committee found there is a shortfall of about 5,000 beds for students. 
Colleges Snap Up Office Space in Slumping Market
As companies with hybrid work forces reduce square footage, universities see an opportunity to buy buildings at bargain prices. Dozens of institutions of higher education across the U.S. have bought office buildings since 2018
Street Law at 50: Building Civic Engagement Among Youth
It started with an unusual idea from a few Georgetown Law students and professors in the early 1970s, and has connected young people with law students, introducing them to how legal systems work.
One Community Forums Help Improve Town-Gown Relations
The most recent Forum led to over 370 students taking part in the pilot programme across five participating universities, with over 1,500 young people being positively impacted by initiatives to tackle youth inequality.
Spotlight Of The Week
How the "Coach Prime" Effect is Changing Life in Boulder, CO

Tickets for Saturday’s USC-Colorado game sold out so fast that the mayor of Boulder couldn’t even get one, and Deion Sanders has brought a wave of Black interest to a predominantly white town. Learn more.
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