Skip to main content
Presentation
THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY IN URBAN REGENERATION: REFRAMING THE ANALYTICAL APPROACH
UNICA International Conference. Cities and Their Universities for Creation of Knowledge and Innovation (2011)
  • Manuel Fernández-Esquinas
  • Hugo Pinto
Abstract

This paper sets out a conceptual framework for the analysis of the role played by higher education establishments in urban-renewal initiatives. It is based on an integrated analysis of the uses of the university both as promoters of business innovation and in terms of their civic and social outcomes. This is combined with the dimensions habitually considered in urban regeneration strategies. The paper is organised so as to consider the possible effects of universities’ resources along four axes: physical infrastructure, human resources, governance and social intervention, and economic development. The concluding section discusses options for integrating universities’ capabilities as an asset for urban development and sets out some implications for the institutionalisation of practices and decision-making in this area.

Keywords
  • universities,
  • cities,
  • local innovation systems,
  • knowledge transfer,
  • urban regeneration,
  • university civic mission
Publication Date
Fall August 26, 2011
Citation Information
Manuel Fernández-Esquinas and Hugo Pinto. "THE ROLE OF THE UNIVERSITY IN URBAN REGENERATION: REFRAMING THE ANALYTICAL APPROACH" UNICA International Conference. Cities and Their Universities for Creation of Knowledge and Innovation (2011)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/manuel_fernandez_esquinas/37/