Claiming the University for Critical Urbanism

A new New Urban University article, published in CITY, is now out online – read it here!


New Urban University at Going Global 2017

New Urban University insights were presented at the British Council’s annual Going Global conference in London this May. Jean-Paul Addie introduced the event’s closing plenary on “Global Urbanization: Town vs. Gown” and joined a panel discussion on the future of city-university relations with distinguished city and higher education leaders, including:

  • Christopher Rodrigues CBE, Chair, British Council
  • Yerlan Aukenov, Deputy Mayor of Almaty, Kazakhstan
  • Professor Jo Beall, Director Education and Society, British Council, UK
  • Luca Bergamo, Vice-Mayor, Rome Municipality, Italy
  • Marie-Christine Lemardeley, Deputy Mayor – Higher Education, Research and Student Life, Paris City Hall, France

Check out the highlights from the session and read Addie’s background paper on the conference theme of ‘Global Cities: Connecting Talent and Driving Change‘ through the hyperlinks…



Evaluating Universities’ Urban Strategic Goals

In this post, I outline a framework to assess universities’ strategic goals and institutional practice as the related to the mediation, centrality, and difference: the core categories of the New Urban University as a mode of critique, strategic orientation, and base for concrete tactical interventions. The following forms the basis of a content and discourse analysis that can be used to assess how universities’ strategic goals might be aligned and leveraged for sustainable, progressive, and socially-just urban futures:

Urban Universities Framework 1

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