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Temple University initiatives are sparking a renaissance at the university's main campus in North Philadelphia. Temple has conceived and executed a series of public-private partnerships that have created more than 700 student housing units, partly through the conversion of old industrial buildings. It has also embarked on a $400 million capital improvement program for the construction of several major teaching and research facilities.
An excellent article on these initiatives appeared in the May 20, 2004, issue of The Temple Times, titled "Temple Growth Spurring North Philadelphia Development."