The Urban University and its Identity

Roots, Location, Roles

  • Herman van der Wusten

Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 45)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. A Warehouse of Precious Goods

    1. Herman Van Der Wusten
      Pages 1-13
  3. Roots

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Paul Claval
      Pages 29-46
    3. Jirí Musil
      Pages 47-57
  4. Locations

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 59-59
    2. Arie Shachar
      Pages 61-70
    3. Marinella Ottolenghi, Anna L. Palazzo
      Pages 87-98
    4. Jan Groenendijk
      Pages 99-117
  5. Roles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-119
    2. Frederick W. Boal, Kathryn Logan
      Pages 121-135
    3. Timothy B. Weston
      Pages 137-147
    4. Alan Burnett
      Pages 167-185

About this book


The chapters in this book are revised versions of papers initially presented at a confer­ ence on Universities and their cities held in Amsterdam on March 27-29 1996. There were about one hundred participants and 45 written contributions from Europe, the US, Canada and Australia. People with different disciplinary backgrounds, geographers, historians, sociologists, economists and planners among them, attended, as did a few university administrators and local government officials. The intricate relationships between universities and their cities were intensively debated from the perspective of possible contributions by the university to city life as well as from the angle of the city as a milieu that affects the university's functioning. There were theoretical and historical papers, and a series of case studies, some of them comparative, as well as proposals and descriptions of efforts to improve city-university relations. It was a fruitful occasion for many on account of the diversity of experience brought together for the purpose of a debate on a matter of common interest. The vari­ ous university settings within Amsterdam were visited during a guided tour that pro­ vided food for thought on the matters under discussion by means of a living example.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Herman van der Wusten
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Human GeographyUniversity of AmsterdamAmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Kluwer Academic Publishers 1998
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-94-010-6181-0
  • Online ISBN 978-94-011-5184-9
  • Series Print ISSN 0924-5499
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