Towson University is developing a comprehensive placemaking strategy that will support its academic mission and strengthen its connections to the Towson and Greater Baltimore communities.
TU is situated within a vibrant community and is one of the best places in the country to live, work, learn, and raise a family. In order to best leverage Towson’s assets, the university is partnering with Margrave Strategies and U3 Advisors to study and develop a comprehensive strategy focused on strengthening the connectivity between communities, core institutions and emerging businesses.
The Margrave team analyzed and synthesized Towson University and community data to identify how the “inputs” of the university—students, employees, real estate, investment—align with the outcomes of marking the university and its surroundings a desirable place to live, work and study. In addition, Margrave engaged with internal and external stakeholders through public events and roundtables. Here is what Margrave learned:
Margrave Strategies: Launched by former Howard County Executive Ken Ulman, the firm provides a comprehensive array of economic development, planning and visioning services to institutions, businesses and other groups throughout Maryland and the mid-Atlantic.
U3 Advisors: This Philadelphia-based firm provides real estate and economic development solutions to the universities, medical centers, foundations and non-profits that anchor our communities.
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TU's RISE Zone Supported by Kamenetz—TU News—3/8/2018
Bike Share Rides into Towson with Rollout on University Campuses —Baltimore Sun—2/5/2018
Taking a Spin—TU News—1/30/2018
A Bigger, Better Burdick Hall—TU News—1/29/2018
Towson University Seeks to Improve Downtown through Stronger Bonds with Neighbors—Baltimore Sun—4/27/2017
Towson to Convert Marriott to Student Housing—The Towerlight—4/17/2017
Towson University Marriott Hotel to be Converted to Student Housing—Fox News—4/14/2017
Towson University to Convert Hotel to Student Housing—Baltimore Sun—4/13/2017
Economic Outlook Forum Goes Inside TU’s Placemaking Strategy—TU News—11/17/2016
Towson University Taps Ulman to Help Map Future Growth Strategies—TU News—9/27/2016
Towson University Taps Ken Ulman to Help Spur Economic Development—Baltimore Business Journal—9/26/2016