Universities as urban catalysts

Globally minded educational and cultural institutions are local actors too, able to shape the social and physical fabric of the communities they call home. They can power and unlock significant regeneration, taking on the roles of developer, patron and urban citizen. A resilient neighbourhood can also provide an institution with the vital urban soup that can nourish its own people and programme. So how can we use design to nurture this valuable reciprocity between university and city? Read more