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Harvard Summarizes Campus Development and Statistics in Annual Town Gown Report

By District Energy posted 02-06-2019 12:24


Declan J. Knieriem and Katelyn X. Li, The Harvard Crimson


Harvard presented its annual Town Gown report to the Cambridge Planning Board Tuesday, outlining 2018 campus infrastructure projects, University initiatives, and affiliate statistics. The report also included upcoming campus development plans and projections for future years.

The Town Gown is an annual report compiled by Harvard, as well as other Cambridge area universities, submitted to the city of Cambridge every year. Following publication, each school must present its report to city representatives.

The term “town gown” refers to the distinction between the academic — “gown” — and non-academic — “town” — parts of cities home to college campuses.

According to Harvard’s report, the document “provides data which characterize the University’s population, land and buildings, and payments to the City,” as well as plans for the next year. The 76-page report also outlines community partnerships, affordable housing initiatives, and sustainability efforts.

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