Higher Education

Jeff Selingo's latest article in the Chronicle of Higher Education (the link via Planetizen is here) provides an opportunity to reflect on the relationship between cities and universities. Opinion
Jul 31, 2014   By Dean Saitta
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.
Jul 29, 2014   The Chronicle of Higher Education
With nearly $10 billion in construction expected over the next five years (in addition to the $4.2 billion spent over the last five), New York City is in the midst of a higher education building boom being led by investment in science and technology
Jan 2, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
When people talk about “town/gown” relationships, the discussion usually revolves around some Cold War-like feud going on between a university and the community in which it is located. Opinion
Aug 19, 2013   By Mark Hough
After a decade-long construction arms race at the nation's institutions of higher education, The New York Times looks at what happens when the creditors come calling.
Dec 15, 2012   The New York Times
A growing list of cities are banking their economic development on the medical and educational sectors, which have consistently grown over the past few decades. Aaron Renn examines why overreliance on eds and meds is problematic.
Sep 13, 2012   New Geography
Washington DC's office of planning will begin restricting Georgetown's enrollment if the university does not manage to provide housing for 100% of its undergraduates by 2016.
Oct 25, 2011   The Washington Post
Derek Thompson reports on the twenty strongest metro areas and the major factors behind their success in recovering from the recession. He concludes that the country "did not experience an even, cross-country recession."
Sep 10, 2010   The Atlantic
At the beginning of semester students are signing up for classes and planning their degrees. Lately, a question I have been asked quite frequently is which classes will make new planners most employable? Students ask if computer aided design or GIS will be key. However, surveys of planning Opinion
Aug 31, 2008   By Ann Forsyth
<p>This article from <em>Governing</em> looks at the role of higher education and medical facilities in keeping urban areas alive.</p>
May 14, 2008   Governing
Across the U.S., dozens of colleges and universities are planning or building major campus expansions. Opinion
Mar 9, 2007   By Robert Goodspeed