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Portland State University's Second (R)evolution: Partnering to Anchor the Institution in Sustainable Communities
Metropolitan Universities
  • Wim Wiewel, Portland State University
  • Kevin Kecskes, Portland State University
  • Shelia A. Martin, Portland State University
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  • Portland State University -- Planning,
  • Urban Education -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area -- Aims and objectives,
  • Urban universities and colleges
Portland State University has become internationally known for its whole-university approach to community-university engagement. Many academic leaders from around the world are now drawing on models for engagement that originated at Portland State. As the university takes stock of its successes, of changing economic conditions, and of the increasingly urgent need to focus on sustainability, the campus with its new leadership has begun to look closely at how to expand and refine the models. This paper on Portland State's Second (R)evolution provides models and ideas that how great promise of reinvigorating community-university partnerships nationally and internationally.

This is the publisher's final PDF. Permission received from Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI) on behalf of the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities

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Wiewel, W., Kecskes, K., and Martin, S. (2011). Portland State University’s second (r)evolution: Partnering to anchor the institution in sustainable communities. Metropolitan Universities Journal (Special Issue on “International Perspectives on Community-University Partnerships”). (22) 2, 8-20.