Background

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Ryerson University looms of an older urban landscape along Toronto’s Yonge Street

Situating the New Urban University builds on the project ‘Mobilizing New Urban Structures to Increase the Performance and Effect of R&D in Universities and Beyond’ conducted by Roger Keil (York University), Kris Olds (University of Wisconsin-Madison) and Jean-Paul Addie and funded by the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC).

This project examined the current literature on universities, ‘learning regions’, and the effects of research and development (R&D) on firms, networks of firms, regions, and general urban and regional competitiveness. Specific attention was paid to the relationships of (sub)urbanization, regionalization, and reterritorialization relative to the performance of university-based R&D in real spatial economies; i.e. networks of firms, connections with (local) state agencies, and globalized production networks.

Publications:

Addie, J.-P. D., Keil, R. and Olds, K., 2015, Beyond Town and Gown: Universities, Territoriality and the Mobilization of New Urban Structures in Canada, Territory, Politics, Governance, 3 (1), 27-50

Addie, J.-P. D. and Keil, R., 2014, Universities Should Maximize Their Role as City-Builders, University Affairs/Affaires Universitaires

Addie, J.-P. D., and Keil, R., 2014, Town and Gown in Postsuburbia: Toronto’s Universities in the Global Age, Suburbanicity Blog, City Institute at York University

Keil, R., Olds, K., and Addie, J.-P. D., 2012, “Mobilizing New Urban Structures to Increase the Performance and Effect of R&D in Universities and Beyond”, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada: Ottawa

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