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The Urban University and its Identity : Roots, Location, Roles - Herman van der Wusten

The Urban University and its Identity

Roots, Location, Roles

By: Herman van der Wusten (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 1997
ISBN: 9780792348702
Number Of Pages: 206

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The chapters in this book are revised versions of papers initially presented at a confer­ ence on Universities and their cities held in Amsterdam on March 27-29 1996. There were about one hundred participants and 45 written contributions from Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. People with different disciplinary backgrounds, geographers, historians, sociologists, economists and planners among them, attended, as did a few university administrators and local government officials. The intricate relationships between universities and their cities were intensively debated from the perspective of possible contributions by the university to city life as well as from the angle of the city as a milieu that affects the university's functioning. There were theoretical and historical papers, and a series of case studies, some of them comparative, as well as proposals and descriptions of efforts to improve city-university relations. It was a fruitful occasion for many on account of the diversity of experience brought together for the purpose of a debate on a matter of common interest. The vari­ ous university settings within Amsterdam were visited during a guided tour that pro­ vided food for thought on the matters under discussion by means of a living example.

List of Contributors
A Warehouse of Precious Goods: The University in its Urban Contextp. 1
Scholarship, Local Life, and the Necessity of Worldlinessp. 17
Politics and the Universityp. 29
The World of Arts and the Universityp. 47
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem: Earthly Planning in a Heavenly Cityp. 61
Louvain-la-Neuve: A New City for an Old Universityp. 71
Rome: Three Universities in Search of Actors: A Capital City Casep. 87
Amsterdam, Utrecht, Groningen: Universities' Locational Interests and Urban Politicsp. 99
A Shared Space in a Divided Society: The Queen's University of Belfastp. 121
Corrupt Capital, Reformed Academy: Beijing and the Identity of Beijing University, 1898-1919p. 137
Developing and Sustaining an Urban Mission: Concordia University in Montrealp. 149
The University and the City Council: The Political Interface in Portsmouth UKp. 167
Urban Change and Institutional Adaptation: The Geographical Identity of the University of Miamip. 187
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ISBN: 9780792348702
ISBN-10: 0792348702
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 31st December 1997
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: NL
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 17.15  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.54