Category Archives: University Cities

Fort Collins Mayor Comes to Lexington

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Tom Eblen, Herald-Leader Columnist: Economic Development in University Cities is All About Collaboration

Tom Eblen writes about Fort Collins Mayor Wade Troxell, who traveled to Lexington to speak about being a fellow University City. Troxell was the keynote for the Lafayette Seminar, an annual forum presented by the University of Kentucky’s Gaines Center for the Humanities. Following the speech, Mayor Troxell partnered with Lexington Mayor Jim Gray to answer questions about the University Cities concept from a crowd of 50 Lexington leaders.

 Wade Troxell, mayor of Fort Collins, Colorado.  Mayor Wade Troxell of Fort Collins.

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Lexington Herald-Leader Columnist Explores University Cities idea

Columnist Tom Eblen explores the University Cities research and Mayor Jim Gray’s thoughts on the idea’s application in Lexington.

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Lexington has been a college town for more than 200 years. But when Scott Shapiro, a top aide to Mayor Jim Gray, was benchmarking local data against other cities recently, he discovered something interesting: Lexington was one of six U.S. cities whose numbers place them in a unique category.

Tom Eblen: Lexington one of six ‘university cities’; can it take advantage?

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Filed under Culture, Economics, Lexington, Press, Safety, University Cities

Sports and the University City

Kentucky Sports Radio, the multimedia deep-dive for all things UK sports, published this thoughtful piece on how college sports create a special culture and community in University Cities.

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Filed under Culture, Lexington, Livability

The University City in The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast uses our research to write about University Cities, with Mayor Jim Gray’s corporate move to Lexington as an example of the trend:globalnav-logo

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Filed under Ann Arbor, Durham/Chapel Hill, Economics, Fort Collins, Fort Collins, Lexington, Lincoln, Madison, Miscellaneous, Safety, Social Mobility, University Cities