Universities have a presence in nearly every major town and city in the world and they should be at the centre of regional regeneration and international partnership building.
Universities are an undervalued force for development. With a presence in nearly every major town and city in the world, they should be at the centre of regional regeneration and international partnership building. But too often the potential powers they have are overlooked.
Although some universities are leading the way in city-building efforts, more needs to be done to deliver the full benefit for both universities and the places in which they operate.
Looking to Toronto as a global example, this report gives some concrete examples of how universities’ hidden superpowers can be deployed:
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Universities are important to their local area, but can also bring cities together.