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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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Abstract

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 11:03
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2014 08:41
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/22597

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