The University City District was founded 20 years ago under the basic principle of clean and safe streets. But today’s UCD now offers so much more, far surpassing its motto of “Changing places, changing lives.”

Many of us who have played a role in the UCD’s success over the years gathered on Nov. 9 at the World Café Live to celebrate the anniversary. In looking back at the profound impact the UCD has had on West Philadelphia, I also used my keynote speech to look ahead to the next 20 years.

So much of what is happening is the result of the foundation the UCD has helped to build. This link details many of the advancements in University City, including job growth, innovation, development and home sales. You can read all about the State of University City here.