Take I-75 toward Lexington to Exit 115, go South on Route 922 (Newtown Pike) approximately 3.5 miles, turn left onto West Main St., then cross Broadway (street turns into Vine St. and is one way), then turn right onto South Upper St., stay in the right lane, go 3 stop lights and park in lots on Colfax or Prall Streets.
Take I-75 to Lexington, I-64 and I-75 combine through Lexington, take exit 115, go South on Route 922 (Newtown Pike) approximately 3.5 miles, turn left onto West Main Street, then cross Broadway (street turns into Vine St. and is one way), then turn right onto South Upper St., stay in the right lane, go 3 stop lights and park in lots on Colfax or Prall Streets.
University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics 550 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40506
October 13, 2017
Scott Shapiro, Chief Innovation Officer, City of Lexington
A benchmarking project in the Lexington Mayor’s office led to the discovery of a new species of city. Scott will run through the data that illustrates the unique character of University Cities, and why they appear almost-purpose built for the 21st century economy.
Ed Glaeser, PhD, Harvard economics professor and author, Triumph of the City
Prof. Glaeser presaged the idea of University Cities in his 2003 paper “The Skilled City” and in his book Triumph of the City. In his keynote, Glaeser will explain how cities unleash the dynamic potential of humanity, with a particular emphasis on the dynamism of University Cities.
Ken Troske, PhD, Chair of Economics Department, University of Kentucky
Kentucky’s leading labor economist will sprint through the academic literature that explores what happens when a city has more than its fair share of highly educated individuals.
Eli Capilouto, DMD, Sc.D, President, University of Kentucky
President Capilouto will explore the concept of University Cities from UK’s perspective in Lexington.
Jim Gray, Mayor of Lexington
Chris Beutler, Mayor of Lincoln
Wade Troxell, Mayor of Fort Collins
Mayors from three University Cities will give their thoughts on the concept and how it takes shape back home. Because the data show that University Cities share so many similar characteristics, successful initiatives in one city might easily translate to another. To take advantage of this similarity, each mayor will share some successful initiatives that might just be picked up by another University City.
Omar Blaik, U3 Advisers
Blaik’s consultancy has advised anchor institutions and cities across the country, helping them to leverage the partnership and jointly address challenges as they grow together. Famous for his work connecting the University of Pennsylvania with its surrounding community, Blaik will talk about the evolution of college towns into University Cities, exploring the ways in which university anchors maintain their roles as mission-driven leaders and catalysts for economic development.
Benjamin Kennedy, Kresge Foundation
Katie Appel Duda, Bloomberg Philanthropies
Lilly Weinberg, Knight Foundation
Representatives from three of the nation’s most innovative philanthropies will talk about their growing work in cities, where they fund new and creative ways to solve social problems.
Warren J. Wilson, YARDSTK
Steve Dauphin, the Kirchner Group and Bonaventure Capital
James Lima, James Lima Planning + Development
The data show that University Cities are both entrepreneurial and economically adaptive. These three professional will explore the entrepreneurial ecosystems in University Cities from the perspectives of startups, capital, and place-making.
John Burkhardt, PhD, Professor of Education and Founding Director of the National Forum on Higher Education for the Public Good, University of Michigan
Howard Lazarus, Ann Arbor City Administrator
Jim Kosteva, University of Michigan Director of Community Relations
With highly educated populations, dynamic economies, and out-sized arts and culture sectors, University Cities are growing rapidly. But how can these cities ensure that growth is broadly shared and equitable? With Ann Arbor as a case study, we will talk through equity issues from the perspective of the city’s administration, the University of Michigan, and a professor who has studied the challenges and opportunities for higher education’s impact on the public good.
Scott Andes, Fellow with Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Initiative on Innovation and Placemaking, the Brookings Institution
Andes will explore the recent rise of innovation districts — the small geographic areas within cities where research universities, medical institutions, and companies cluster and connect with start-ups, accelerators, and incubators. These centers represent a new geography of economic development.