Johns Hopkins hoping to revive East Baltimore neighborhood on its border
Nick AndersonBALTIMORE — The renowned Johns Hopkins University medical campus looms over East Baltimore like a fortress on a hill. On its northern edge lies a humble neighborhood of rowhouses weathered by decades of crime, poverty and decay.
The research powerhouse in health sciences was long seen as indifferent to the social ills festering on its doorstep, or as powerless to cure them. That view echoes in cities across the country where universities thrive next to slums.
But Hopkins is seeking to engineer the revival of a huge swath of East Baltimore through an 88-acre redevelopment project that includes taking over a struggling public school. It is unusual for an elite university to dive so deeply into urban education and redevelopment at the same time.
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"Johns Hopkins hoping to revive East Baltimore neighborhood on its border", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), janvier 2013. Consulté le 23/09/2023. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/johns-hopkins-hoping-to-revive-east-baltimore-neighborhood-on-its-border