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Drexel Public Realm Plan

Ideas for Improving the University City Campus

Public Realm Plan University City Rendering 

In 2015, Drexel University engaged West 8, a landscape architecture and planning firm, to develop a Public Realm Plan for the University City Campus. Goals for the plan include making the University City Campus more positively urban and people-friendly and providing a framework for future development that facilitates connections – to the city, to adjacent neighborhoods and among various campus precincts. 

On May 6, 2016, the University held an Open House event with representatives from West 8 and Andropogon to share plans and solicit feedback from the University community. West 8 incorporated the feedback from the community and completed the plan in fall 2016. To view the final version of the plan, please click on the link below. West 8 and Drexel University Planning, Design and Construction thank all who participated in this effort. If you have questions or comments on the plan, please contact

Drexel Public Realm Plan - University City Campus [PDF]

"Masters of the Realm," DrexelNow article, March 1, 2017