Collegeville in Transition: A Look at Landscape Change on the Ursinus College Campus and Beyond

Title

Collegeville in Transition: A Look at Landscape Change on the Ursinus College Campus and Beyond

Faculty Mentor

Patrick Hurley

Course

ENV-366 Ecological Change in Historical Perspective

Files

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Link to Story Map

Description

In the years since the Borough of Collegeville was first established in the late-1700s, it has undergone a transformation from predominantly rainfed agricultural land to a mixed settlement landscape of residential development with open space. These transformations of suburbanization have recreated themselves both throughout the borough and on the Ursinus College campus. This Story Map utilizes oral histories, archival documents and geospatial data to examine these changes in the local community.

Publication Date

Spring 2019

Keywords

Collegeville, rainfed agriculture, suburban development, Ursinus College, terraforming, Hunsberger Woods, residential development, open space, Perkiomen Trail, landscaping, trees

Disciplines

Agriculture | Environmental Studies | Forest Management | Geographic Information Sciences | Urban Studies and Planning

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Collegeville in Transition: A Look at Landscape Change on the Ursinus College Campus and Beyond

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