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Humanities 2014, 3(1), 88-101; doi:10.3390/h3010088

University Community Partnerships

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1 Department of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning, University of Massachusetts Amherst, 111 Thatcher Road, Amherst, MA 01003, USA 2 School of Planning, Design and Construction, Michigan State University, 552 W. Circle Drive, East Lansing, MI 48824, USA
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Received: 12 December 2013 / Revised: 14 February 2014 / Accepted: 3 March 2014 / Published: 11 March 2014
(This article belongs to the collection Idea of the University)
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University-Community Partnerships have been recognized as a valuable contribution to both the academic community and our cities and towns. In the words of Henry Cisneros, former U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Design secretary, “The long-term futures of both the city and the university in this country are so intertwined that one cannot—or perhaps will not—survive without the other.” Increasingly, colleges and university are bringing their time, energy and resources to bear on local problems. They are using their other physical, financial and intellectual capital to facilitate economic development, provide social services, technical assistance and create opportunities for applied research.
Keywords: University-community partnerships; town-gown relationships; New England region University-community partnerships; town-gown relationships; New England region
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