Monthly Archives: September 2015

The University City – A Next City Op-Ed

Next City published my Op-Ed: New Species of City Discovered: University City. ItĀ gives an overview of theĀ concept.

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University Economic Development

At the Annual Conference of the University Economic Development Association next week, I’ll be giving a talk on the impact of universities on their cities…beyond just jobs and research dollars. The network effects of having a major public research university in the center of one’s city have outcomes you would expect…including an arts and culture sector that rivals the nation’s largest cities. And there are outcomes you might not expect, like incredibly low violent crime rates.

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