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Universities and cities: Governance, institutions and mediation

Perry, B 2011, 'Universities and cities: Governance, institutions and mediation' , Built Environment, 37 (3) , pp. 245-259.

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    This article highlights the various ways in which the relationship between universities and cities has been understood in different contexts and the tensions which emerge. A framework for understanding is then presented via a broader discussion of governance, institutions and mediation. Mediation is particularly important as a unifying principle. Global or convergent pressures are translated, reflected, refracted, absorbed and magnified by governance systems, formal policies and local contexts. The interests, values and assumptions and pre-reflexive and reflexive understandings of urban institutions and actors are often overlooked in analyzing university-city interactions. This framework serves not only to structure this issue, but to offer suggestions for further work in this field of research, policy and practice.

    Item Type: Article
    Themes: Built and Human Environment
    Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Science & Technology > School of the Built Environment > Centre for Sustainable Urban and Regional Futures (SURF)
    Journal or Publication Title: Built Environment
    Publisher: Alexandrine Press
    Refereed: Yes
    ISSN: 0263-7960
    Depositing User: Users 29196 not found.
    Date Deposited: 03 May 2012 12:03
    Last Modified: 30 Jul 2014 09:41

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