Collegeville in Transition: A Look at Landscape Change on the Ursinus College Campus and Beyond
ENV-366 Ecological Change in Historical Perspective
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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.
Collegeville, rainfed agriculture, suburban development, Ursinus College, terraforming, Hunsberger Woods, residential development, open space, Perkiomen Trail, landscaping, trees
Agriculture | Environmental Studies | Forest Management | Geographic Information Sciences | Urban Studies and Planning
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Becker, Sarah; Klein, Emily; Meikrantz, Cody; Paradis, Alfredo Negron; Parrotta, Sam; Bennett, Dave; and Jaroff, Rebecca, "Collegeville in Transition: A Look at Landscape Change on the Ursinus College Campus and Beyond" (2019). Landscape Ethnographies of Southeastern Pennsylvania. 1.