The Binghamton Neighborhood Project Symposium to be held at the University Downtown Center


    The Binghamton University Center for Applied Community Research and Development (CACRD) will host The Binghamton Neighborhood Project Symposium from 9a.m.-4p.m. Friday, September 19, at the University Downtown Center.  The event, which is free and open to the public, will give attendees a chance to learn more about research being conducted in and around the Greater Binghamton area. 

    The keynote speaker will be Robert J. Sampson, Chair of the Sociology Department at Harvard University and a noted researcher on crime, neighborhoods and social organization.  Sampson’s talk, titled “The Social Order of the City: Insights from the Project on Human Development in Chicago Neighborhoods,” will examine neighborhood effects and the social order of the contemporary city.
Throughout the day, participants will share research conducted with and about Binghamton and discuss how this research might improve the lives of community members.  Topics will include education, crime, health, and issues encountered across the lifecycle in the greater Binghamton community. Attendees will also have the opportunity to offer suggestions on the type of research projects they would like to see conducted in the future. 

     The CACRD, a research center founded, staffed and hosted by Binghamton University, connects the University and individuals and organizations seeking community-based research partnerships. The CACRD goal is to create symbiotic relationships where community organizations benefit from the University’s resource, while providing fertile ground for publishable research.

     This event is sponsored by the CACRD, the Binghamton University Evolutionary Studies (EvoS) Program, and the Office of the Provost.

     For more information or to register contact Pam Mischen at (607) 777-9155 or Justin Garcia at (607) 777-9239 or

Last Updated: 9/17/13