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University Development in Boston

Harvard's massive expansion into Allston has had to be slowed down, in part because of the slowing economy.  Many in the neighborhood worry that means they'll be left with a barren landscape for way too long, instead of the mixed use development Harvard has promised.

Meanwhile, in another part of the neighborhood, Boston College is battling some of its neighbors over plans to expand on the former Archdiocese Headquarters Campus.  This Friday at 1, Radio Boston will explore the responsibilities the city's Universities have to the rest of the community.  Town/gown conflicts are an ongoing feature of our city, given its huge academic economy, and its traditional role as a home to some of the country's best colleges.  What do you think about the relationship between Boston's colleges, and the rest of the community?

This program aired on March 20, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

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