Baldwin – UniverCities

Universities, due to their need to house a very large amount of people have engulfed cities that they grow in. States and local cities are very willing to hand out benefits and incentives for universities to build campuses, new shops, and housing in an attempt to bring in more economic growth. The universities, as they expand, will also bring in more jobs as the increasing number of students will bring along extra maintenance as well. However with this growth, people are being displaced as the universities bring in college students with money to spend and push out existing residents. Even here in VCU, the school is buying up much of the property around its campus in order to build up new housing buildings or new schools. The land that the school acquires is transforming the city dominated by the school and its students.

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