Civic Engagement and Gentrification Issues in Metropolitan Baltimore

  • Matthew Durington Towson University
  • Shana Gass Towson University
  • Justin Schwermer Towson University
Keywords: Metropolitan Universities, Civic Engagement, Gentrification


Since the fall of 2006 a number of Towson University students concentrating in the discipline of anthropology have been part of a civic engagement and service-learning project focusing on an historic African American community in Baltimore. While the focus of the research project concentrates on the processes of gentrification, individual student outputs center on a variety of topics that detail the history of the community and the contemporary efforts of residents toward urban sustainability.