The Trenton Office of Policy Studies: Building Municipal-Collegiate Partnerships for Urban Revitalization

  • John P. Thurber Trenton Office of Policy Studies
Keywords: Universities, Community Partnerships, Municipal Government


Colleges and universities with an urban mission can provide a wide range of public policy assistance to their host communities through partnership with municipal government. The author describes one such municipal-collegiate partnership, the Trenton Office of Policy Studies of Thomas Edison State College. This experience shows how metropolitan universities can be most effective by establishing long term relationships that seek to respond to the needs and opportunities of their local partners.