University Towns Archive

Universities finally building urban villages… on campus: Most students at university campuses either don’t need to drive, don’t need
Coolest college towns’ and their ‘killer apps: While Travel + Leisure busts out their America’s Coolest College Towns list,
University towns fare well in recessions: How can your city best weather an economic downturn? Based on research,
How to’ for university students crowdsourcing creative cities: In the previous entry we looked at the importance and logic of
Crowdsourcing university students for creative cities: Let’s see, at universities and colleges there are thousands of creative, innovative
AZ’s university research center aims at innovation: Arizona doesn’t exactly have a reputation for placemaking, but Arizona State University
Rural colleges going urban?: Should rural universities even think about going urban? In our customer-driven economy
Universities + creative class = jobs, culture: Many of us enjoy that college town feel of a pedestrian-oriented urban
Philadelphia’s ‘One Big Campus’ to attract/retain jobs, creatives: Pennsylvania hasn’t exactly been at the top of the list in states
The evolved university research park – the research village (pt. 2): So why is the University of South Carolina’s Innovista (profiled yesterday) worthy
The evolved university research park – the research village (pt. 1): We’re all familiar with university research parks – they look just like
Help! University needs town center immediately!: Of the accepted applicants to the University of Connecticut each year, about
Behind a progressive city is often a progressive university: Universities grow the economy, but they also advance change for a higher
How to build a Silicon Valley: If tech expert Paul Graham is right, all you need to build
Syracuse, NY – one of many downtown success stories: While yesterday’s entry presented national evidence of the downtown movement, what about
From abandoned industrial district to cool university village: What to do with a desolate, unsafe, blighted industrial district of empty
Universities getting serious about retail: A University Business Magazine article on retail states that young people spent
Easing the transition from university to the ‘real world: What good is a college town if the students leave right after
“College towns make the grade with entrepreneurs”: Here’s yet further research that college towns are key centers for economic
Johns Hopkins’ urban research village: Universities are starting to respond to the long-time reality that people simply
Columbia University’s very urban village: Seeking to grow, but with no room to do so, Columbia University
ASU’s grand university town vision: The most vibrant, thriving town centers and main streets occur near universities,
Columbus gets a cool university village: In continuation of yesterday’s entry on built examples of the ‘next university’,
Built examples of the future of universities: In 2003 I presented a vision for how contemporary universities will blend
The creative side of Ann Arbor: Kerrytown: Ann Arbor is the final stop in the CoolTown five-city tour, and
Why some universities charge more than others…: …even though the educational talent is similar? Because they can. Students are
Burlington – Best of the big city and small town: If it wasn’t for the unrelenting, frigid winters, Burlington would be too
What makes Athens, Georgia so darn unique?: So of course, tonight we asked the University of Georgia students, especially
Madison, Wisconsin – Where pedestrians truly come first: Madison, Wisconsin regularly tops the Best Places to Live list, and even
Central Square: Great venues, so-so urban design: The live music hangout in Cambridge, MA is in Central Square, the