COPC Conference 1998, East St. louis
U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Office of University Partnerships

1998 Community Outreach Partnerships Centers Conference

Promoting Sustainable Community/University Partnerships That Promote Urban Revitalization Through Resident Empowerment and Local Capacity-Building

September 24-25, 1998
East St. Louis, Illinois

Conference Summary

Representatives from approximately eighty U.S. colleges and universities funded to promote community development partnerships in distressed urban and rural areas by the Office of University Partnerships of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development met in East St. Louis, Illinois, on Thursday and Friday, September 24th and 25th, 1998, to discuss the opportunities, challenges and policy implications of their work.


Resident-led urban problem-solving charettes focused on pressing housing, economic and environmental problems confronting East St. Louis's five Enterprise Communities.

Resident Panel

Reflections on the East St. Louis Action Research Project from a Community Perspective.


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Document author(s) : Deanna Koenigs
Last modified: 17 December 1998, Deanna Koenigs

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