Universities

January 2, 2016, 1pm PST
Eight Chicago universities have agreed to engage with the city and local communities as they invest in their neighborhoods. The hope is to increase opportunities for employment and economic growth.
Urban Institute
Blog post
July 31, 2014, 5am PDT
Institutional structure and culture can matter as much as location to the success and survival of urban universities.
Dean Saitta
July 29, 2014, 2pm PDT
Despite the improving economy, the outlook for the higher education sector is still poor, especially between the endowment haves and have-nots. Another factor playing a critical role in the success or failure of institutions: their location.
The Chronicle of Higher Education
August 21, 2013, 5am PDT
In an opinion piece for The Wall Street Journal, James Piereson and Naomi Schaefer Riley argue that its time for educational institutions to pay their fare share of taxes to support the communities in which they reside.
The Wall Street Journal
September 18, 2012, 5am PDT
All too often when we think of 'transportation,' especially transit, our thoughts are overtaken by visions of <em>public</em> transit. Yet, private transit also plays a key role.
Urban Land Magazine
August 13, 2012, 7am PDT
The rise of the innovation economy is driving fierce competition between cities across America to attract medical facilities and universities as job providers and engines of development.
Urban Land Magazine
July 12, 2012, 9am PDT
As the federal and several state governments continue to allow costs for a college education to rise, local governments and business are looking for strategies to stem the tide.
The Huffington Post
August 1, 2011, 2pm PDT
While other NYC development is stalled out, colleges and universities are "on a building spree", writes Mitchell Moss, and they are revitalizing old buildings and infrastructure.
The Architect's Newspaper
Blog post
December 10, 2010, 8am PST

Recently, the new Journal of the American Planning Association editor Randall Crane circulated a message to US planning academics in which he asked for new submissions:

"A reminder that JAPA is interested in your best work in any aspect of planning scholarship -- quantitative or qualitative, foreign or domestic -- that informs practice.  We would particularly like to broaden subject content over the next few years." 

Temple Uni urban studies prof Ben Kohl replied: "For years I have wished that JAPA would show some interest in the lessons that ‘foreign’ planners and planning experience might have to offer.

Bruce Stiftel
October 5, 2010, 1pm PDT
Colleges around the U.S. are implementing car sharing services to help reduce the need for private car among their students and faculty.
The Seattle Times
January 2, 2010, 1pm PST
Universities bordering impoverished neighborhoods can do more to improve living conditions, according to the founders of LIFT, a group that trains volunteers. The group is featured on this week's episode of <em>Smart City</em>.
Smart City
October 22, 2008, 5am PDT
Universities are looking to cut down on the number of cars students bring with them to school by offering free bikes and bike sharing programs.
The New York Times
Blog post
August 27, 2008, 11am PDT

A couple months ago, we posted an announcement seeking student bloggers for the 2008-2009 school year. We received a pile of great applications, but two new students stood out. Each week, they will bring you reports from their master's programs at the University of Pennsylvania and the Massachussetts Institute of Technology.

Tamika Camille Gauvin                      Jeffrey Barg

Tim Halbur
August 11, 2008, 8am PDT
Colleges across the country are trying new incentive programs to get students to leave their cars behind when school starts.
USA Today
June 23, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Bruce Fisher laments Buffalo's decades-old decision to put their university campus outside of town, missing the lesson that "eds and meds" are central to the prosperity of a city.</p>
ArtVoice
June 1, 2008, 11am PDT
<p>Students in Ohio State University's City and Regional Planning department worked closely with the Franklinton neighborhood in Columbus to create a new vision for the community.</p>
Columbus Alive
May 14, 2008, 7am PDT
<p>This article from <em>Governing</em> looks at the role of higher education and medical facilities in keeping urban areas alive.</p>
Governing
March 11, 2008, 5am PDT
<p>Universities across the country are reviving their connections to their host cities, participating in urban renewal projects and investing in their cities' futures.</p>
The Columbian
February 28, 2008, 1pm PST
<p>Universities are embracing their interrelationships with their cities, sparking a flurry of university-led urban development projects.</p>
The Wall Street Journal