“ . . . very achievable, especially with the addition of green spaces . . . shows how this will be beneficial for the city . . . trying to make a rough neighborhood better . . .”
The Temple Transformation plan outlines overarching planning goals and concepts to assist the university in capital investment decision-making over the coming years in response to evolving needs, priorities and funding opportunities. With a long-term vision in place, Temple will be better positioned to respond to outside forces as well as internal programmatic developments that make new demands on space and the physical campus environment. By supercharging the economic engine of this major academic medical center, the transformation of Temple’s Health Sciences Center promises to spur further investment and revitalization in surrounding sections of North Philadelphia.
“The plan and the process has helped inspire the potential for growth and community development this new vision will catalyze,” says Margaret M. Carney, university architect and associate vice president, Temple University. “I believe the clarity and strength of this plan is of a caliber that will prevail over time, serving as an inspiration and roadmap not only for Temple University and the North Philadelphia community, but for other communities facing similar challenges,” she adds.
Payette; also Andropogon Associates; U3 Ventures