The University as Urban Anchor

The University as Urban Anchor

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The University as Urban Anchor investigates the role of the academy in the city-not just its educational contributions, but also the political, economic, and social development of the urban experience.

Urban higher educational institutions provide a surprisingly significant range of contributions to cities. For instance, U.S. city-based universities are a $400+ billion annual operation, employing approximately 3 million people and enrolling 15 million full and part-time students. In at least two major U.S. cities, Philadelphia and Baltimore, the biggest employer is a university (U Pennsylvania and Johns Hopkins). Clearly this is a phenomenon worth close examination.

Part 1 of The University as Urban Anchor provides the theoretical framework and historical development of the city-university collaboration. This comprehensive lens is a unique contribution of the book.

Part 2 includes several domestic cases of urban development that illustrate this partnership, and Part 3 extends this to include global examples.

The University as Urban Anchor concludes with an overview chapter of "lessons learned" and best practices for both cities and universities.
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Product details

  • Paperback
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0765635933
  • 9780765635938

Table of contents

Selected Contents: Part 1: The University and the City: Place-Based Urban Institutions, Theory and Practice 1. Urban Higher Education: from Enclave to Anchor Institution 2. The American University: "OF the City not simply IN the City" 3. Mutuality and Collaboration in the Agonistic City Part 2: Evidence-Based Studies of the Campus and the City: Chicago, the United States and the World 4. The Case of Mutuality and Collaboration: "Loop U "in Chicago with Carrie Menendez 5. "360 Degrees of Development:" The Case of Atlanta and its Universities with Scott Levitan, et. al. 6. Globalization and the Globalizing University Part 3: The Global University, the Devolving State, and Urban Development 7. The University, The Devolving State and Urban Development 8. The Global University as Institutional Instrument of Local Zones of Development 9. Summary and Conclusions: Lessons Learned from the Cases and Practices of the Twenty first Century Universities and their Cities with Wim Wiewel
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About David Perry

David C. Perry is the Director of the Great Cities Institute and Professor of Urban Planning and Policy at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
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