Universities reviving cities

Monday, July 09, 2007

Universities can play an integral role in revitalizing the cities that surround them. First, though, the university president must commit to this vision of the university. Without top-level support, it is very hard to overcome the inertia of a university -- and a university faculty -- content to keep a distance.

An emerging example of how a university is reshaping a city comes from Yale and New Haven. President Levin's leadership has been critical to designing a new level of engagement with the city. This engagement comes with dozens of initiatives, each reinforcing a message of mutual interest. Read more.

Michigan State University is another university moving forward. Here's a good article that explores MSU's engagement with East Lansing. Read more.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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