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Global Universities and Urban Development: Case Studies and Analysis
Edited by: Wim Wiewel; David C. Perry

Cloth ISBN: 978-0-7656-2039-2 Paper ISBN: 978-0-7656-2040-8
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Information: 360pp. Tables, figures, bibliographic references, index.
Publication Date: March 2008.  


Description: The editors of The University as Urban Developer now extend that work's groundbreaking analysis of the university's important role in the growth and development of the American city to the global view. Linking the fields of urban development, higher education, and urban design, Global Universities and Urban Development covers universities and communities around the world, including Germany, Korea, Scotland, Japan, Mexico, South Africa, Finland--13 countries in all.

The book features contributions from noted urban scholars, campus planners and architects, and university administrators from all the countries represented. They provide a wide-angled perspective of the issues and practices that comprise university real estate development around the globe. A concluding chapter by the editors offers practical evaluations of the many cases and identifies best practices in the field.

Selected Contents:

List of Tables and Figures
Foreword, Rosalind Greenstein

Part I

1. The University, the City, and Land: Context and Introduction, David C. Perry and Wim Wiewel

Part II
The University, the Devolving State, and Development

2. The University of Helsinki as a Developer, Anne Haila
3. From Conversion to Cash Cow? The University of Luneburg, Germany, Katrin B. Anacker and Uwe Altrock
4. Varsity Real Estate in Scotland: New Visions for Town and Gown?, Deborah Peel
5. Toward Downtown: Spatial Growth and University Location in the Tokyo Metropolitan Area, Yuichi Takeuchi

Part III
The University as a Zone of Development

6. Mexico City and University City: A Story of Struggle for Autonomy through Land, Carlos Morales-Schechinger and Sara Garcia Jimenez
7. Partnering with Private Corporations to Build on Campus: Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea, GwangYa Han and Wann Yu
8. Urban and Real Estate Development of the Central University of Venezuela's Rental Zone, Abner J. Colmenares
9. Development of the Jatinangor University Area, Indonesia: Growth Problems and Local Responses, Wilmar Salim
10. The University of Oporto and the Process of Urban Change: An Ambiguous Relationship, Isabel Breda-Vazquez, Paulo Conceiao, and Sonia Alves

Part IV
The University and the Contested City

11. Academic Fortress: The Case of Hebrew University on Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, Haim Yacobi
12. Interface between Academy and Community in Contested Space: The Difficult Dialogue, Frank Gaffikin

Part V
Lessons Learned

13. The University, the City, and the State: Institutional Entrepreneurship or Instrumentality of the State?, Wim Wiewel and David C. Perry

About the Editors and Contributors
About the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy

Comment(s): "This is a useful, relevant, and informative book. Increasingly, universities are at the nexus of government and corporate interests tied to land and knowledge. Wiewel and Perry have assembled an unprecedented collection of cases that mightily contribute to our base of knowledge on the role of the ever-expanding role of universities in cities across the globe. Global Universities and Urban Development holds interdisciplinary application, making it a valuable contribution to courses in all social sciences, various forms of area studies, education, planning, and business." -- David Maurrasse, Ph.D., President & CEO, MARGA Incorporated

"As cities have become the main engines behind the economic growth of regions and nations, universities are developing more and more as the main drivers behind the economic performance of cities. This book shows the many faces and dimensions of the relationship between cities and universities in the global knowledge economy. It is essential reading for everybody interested in urban management: academics, planners and developers, university managers, and politicians." -- Professor Dr. Leo van den Berg, Erasmus University, Rotterdam

"Universities worldwide are key components of an increasingly important urban leadership group now called anchor institutions. In the past, Wim Wiewel, David C. Perry, and their partners at the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy have contributed seminal scholarship about this topic in the United States, and this book breaks new ground with its survey of key universities in Europe, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. This cutting-edge volume is authoritative, essential reading for public and private decision-makers, students, and faculty concerned with urban growth and development." -- Eugenie L. Birch, Lawrence C. Nussdorf Professor of Urban Research and Education, University of Pennsylvania

"Wim Wiewel and David Perry make an important, and much needed, contribution to our understanding of the central role universities play in land development in cities throughout the world. Global Universities and Urban Development is not only extraordinarily useful for teaching undergraduate and graduate students, but it is also a source of compelling ideas and insights that will surely help shape policy in the years ahead." -- Ira Harkavy, Associate Vice President and Director, Barbara and Edward Netter Center for Community Partnerships, University of Pennsylvania

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