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DIRECTIONS

Gatton College of Business and Economics

From the North/South

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.

From the East/West

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.

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Conference will be held at the Gatton College of Business and Economics on Friday, October 13, 2017.

PARKING

Parking at UK is a challenge, so it’s best to get there early. Preferred parking for the venue is the South Limestone Garage (PS#5), next to Kennedy’s Wildcat Den. (See diagram.) The cost of parking is $2.00 per hour with a $16.00 per exit maximum. (But remember, the conference if free, and you get a free lunch!) Take the pedway over Limestone, past the Administration building, and the Gatton building is straight ahead. There will be signs.

 

In the unlikely event that the South Limestone Garage be full, attendees may park in either the Reynolds Lot or the Scott Street West Lot. Drivers can access these lots by exiting the South Limestone Garage on the Upper Street side, turning left onto Upper Street and turning right onto Scott Street. The Reynolds Lot is located on the right, while the Scott Street West Lot is located immediately across from it on the left. To reach the Carol Martin Gatton Business and Economics Building from the Scott Street lot, attendees should walk up Scott Street to the intersection with Upper Street, where they will take a right. Continue walking along Upper Street until the intersection with Prall Street. Cross at this intersection and take an immediate left to reach the Gatton Building.

HOTEL RESERVATIONS

The Campbell House Lexington, Curio Collection by Hilton
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1375 South Broadway, Lexington
(859) 255-4281

 

Hampton Inn Medical Center/UK
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1953 Nicholasville Road, Lexington
(859) 313-9000

 

Hilton Lexington/Downtown
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369 W. Vine Street, Lexington
(859) 231-9000

 

Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites Downtown
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1000 Export Street, Lexington
(859) 389-6800

 

Home2Suites by Hilton University/Medical Center
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126 East Lowry Lane, Lexington
(859) 313-5200
Hyatt Regency Lexington
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401 West High Street, Lexington
(859) 253-1234

 

Inn on Broadway
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1301 South Broadway, Lexington
(859) 519-2060

 

SpringHill Suites
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863 South Broadway, Lexington
(859) 225-1500

 

University Inn Hotel
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1229 S. Limestone Street, Lexington
(859) 278-6625

University Cities Conference Agenda

Location:

University of Kentucky Gatton College of Business and Economics 550 S Limestone, Lexington, KY 40506

Date:

October 13, 2017

Kincaid Hall
9:00-9:20
Welcome and Introduction — What is a University City?

Jim Gray, Mayor of Lexington

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.

9:20-10:20
​Keynote: The Value of University Cities

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.

10:20-10:50
What do concentrations of human capital in ​University Cities produce?

Ken Troske, PhD, Professor of Economics, 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.

10:50-11:20
University Cities: The UK Perspective

Eli Capilouto, DMD, Sc.D, President, University of Kentucky

President Capilouto will explore the concept of University Cities from UK’s perspective in Lexington.  

11:20-12:15
Governing a University City + Policy Swap

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.

12:15-1:15
Break/pick up boxed lunch/switch to Woodward Hall

 

1:15-1:45
From College Town to 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.

1:45-2:30
Impact Philanthropy in University Cities

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.  

2:30-3:15
Entrepreneurship and Innovation in University Cities

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.

3:30-4:15
Ann Arbor Case Study: ​Equity in University Cities

​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.

4:15-4:35
University-Anchored Innovation Districts

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.

4:35-4:45
Closing