Portland State University -- Planning, Urban Education -- Oregon -- Portland Metropolitan Area -- Aims and objectives, Urban universities and colleges
This paper articulates the value and role of urban universities as anchor institutions and engines of metropolitan success. Founded on their long-term commitment to the metropolitan areas they inhabit, the power of urban universities is magnified by strong collaboration with their traditional partners in government and the nonprofit and for-profit sectors. By expanding the number and scope of these broad-based, robust partnerships supported by targeted federal investment?urban universities can help lead our cities and metropolitan regions to long-term competitiveness, environmental sustainability, and enduring vitality as healthy, high-quality communities.
Marin, Sheila A., et al. (2010) Urban Universities: Anchors Generating Prosperity for America's Cities. Produced for the Coalition of Urban Serving Universities.