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Universities and the city centre

Universities, and especially civic universities, are viewed as crucial actors in the regeneration of cities. As Goddard and Vallance (2013) note the expression of the emerging relationship between universities and cities is highly contingent on national and local circumstances, and only some are directly involved in the city centre's future development.

In this month's theme, we point to some of the latest research around the world which explores the university-city links.

Pique, J. M., Miralles, F., Teixeira, C. S., Gaspar, J. V., & Filho, J. R. B. R. (2019). Application of the triple helix model in the revitalisation of cities: the case of Brazil. International Journal of Knowledge-Based Development, 10(1), 43-74.

Moos, M., Revington, N., Wilkin, T., & Andrey, J. (2019). The knowledge economy city: Gentrification, studentification and youthification, and their connections to universities. Urban Studies, 56(6), 1075-1092.

Brennan, J., Cochrane, A., Lebeau, Y., & Williams, R. (2018). Universities, economic development and regeneration. In The University in its Place (pp. 61-74). Springer, Dordrecht.

Rinaldi, C., Cavicchi, A., Spigarelli, F., Lacchè, L., & Rubens, A. (2018). Universities and smart specialisation strategy: From third mission to sustainable development co-creation. International journal of sustainability in higher education, 19(1), 67-84.