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Boston Student Housing & Higher Education

Back to School: Study Up on Today's Trends

Event Ended On: Thursday September 13 2018

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Events Speakers and Panels

Urban Universities, (Sub)urban Housing

How far from campus is too far for student housing in Boston?

L. Jeff Jones

L. Jeff Jones

Principal, Capstone Development Partners
Patricia Filippone

Patricia Filippone

Executive Director of Public-Private Partnerships, University of Massachusetts
Kevin Sullivan

Kevin Sullivan

VP, Shawmut Design and Construction

Welcome to the Neighborhood: Analyzing Town + Gown Relationships

How can student housing positively - or negatively - affect the university's surrounding community?

Sarah Eusden Gallop

Sarah Eusden Gallop

Co-Director, Government and Community Relations, MIT

Agenda

Time Activity
9:15 AM
10:00 AM
Welcome to the Neighborhood: Analyzing Town + Gown Relationships
How can student housing positively - or negatively - affect the university's surrounding community?
10:00 AM
10:30 AM
More Schmoozing!
7:30 AM
8:25 AM
Registration, Networking & Breakfast
8:25 AM
9:10 AM
Urban Universities, (Sub)Urban Housing
How far from campus is too far for student housing in Boston? And where are universities looking to house their students?
9:10 AM
9:15 AM
Additional Networking

Venue/Parking

Boston Marriott Long Wharf
296 State St.
Boston, MA 02109

Ballroom: Salons ABCDEFGL - 1st Floor

Parking Information:
Self-Parking at Harbor Garage (270 Atlantic Ave) - Discounted Rate: $30 for up to 12 hours

Valet Parking at Marriott:
0-1 Hours: $20.00
1-2 Hours: $40.00
2-3 Hours: $42.00
3-4 Hours: $46.00
4-5 Hours: $50.00 
5-24 Hours: $55.00

(Pricing subject to change)

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Event Summary

According to Boston's Redevelopment Authority, Boston is home to

35 colleges, universities, and community colleges, hosting

34% of the state’s total college enrollment. Where

there are lots of students, there's also an

urgent need for additional student housing. But as admission rates are on the rise, so too is the price of living in Boston. So how do campus administrators and developers find

a happy medium to house Boston's students? And how do these choices in where, and how, to develop student housing

affect surrounding neighborhoods and communities?

Join us as we tackle privatized student housing, town and gown relationships, and more with Boston's top university administrators, developers, and architects. Start the school season with us and

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1. As urban universities seek suburban housing for its student population, what variables do campus administrators seek in housing amenities to keep students happy? 

2. How are "town and gown" relationships - or relationships between colleges and the surrounding communities - improved, or worsened, by student housing? 

3. When did privatized student housing suddenly become less taboo in Beantown? 

4. In light of Mount Ida's acquisition by UMass Amherst, what have surrounding universities learned about the need for space and reliable student housing in order to keep admission rates rising? 

5. As Boston works to improve its transit opportunities, is readily-accessible transportation a strong variable for where universities choose to house their students?