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University Neighborhoods

The University of Memphis is part of several established and historic neighborhoods. Each neighborhood has its own unique character and history that enrich and enhance the fabric of life in the Bluff City. 

Programs and Partnerships 

The University strives to be a good neighbor and frequent collaborator with its closest neighbors. Several partnerships have been established over the years to tackle issues that affect the University and/or the nearby communities that make up the area known in part as the University District.

UDistrict Memphis

UDistrict Memphis is a news website, a communication tool for residents, businesses and civic organizations that celebrates our local community by sharing news stories and individual experiences. provides a hub for informative photographs, multimedia and stories provided by community members with editorial and technical support from The University of Memphis.

University District Initiative (UDI)

UDI is a partnership between the university, neighborhood groups, and public and private entities created to support economic and social development in the area known as the University District. 

University Neighborhood Development Corporation (UNDC)

The UNDC is a private, nonprofit, neighborhood-based organization, distinct from the University of Memphis, focusing on a community and economic development strategy in the area surrounding the University of Memphis (University District). The effort is closely coordinated with University leadership.



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University District Initiative

University Neighborhood Comprehensive Plan

University Neighborhood Development Corporation

University Neighborhood Partnership

University Neighborhood Policing Partnership

Walker Avenue Project


Support for University Neighborhoods


Center for Community Building and Neighborhood Action (CBANA)

Crime Prevention through Environmental Design

Local Government Relations

Shared Police Effort



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