ERIC Number: ED024346
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967-Apr-30
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The Vitality of a City: Challenge to Higher Education; Challenge to Education: A New Approach.
The US higher education system adopted the European pattern of separating the university from the city. This pattern has changed somewhat in the last few decades, when new universities or branches of older ones have appeared in the metropolis. But frequently these institutions are unconcerned with finding ways to contribute toward improving urban life. Their traditional concern, (going back 120 years), has been for rural and agricultural matters. They should now focus more attention on solving challenging urban problems such as pollution, transportation, housing, city planning and health. The task will require adoption of an interdisciplinary approach to the problems, special programs for each area of concern, and adequate, long-term funding from all available sources. A network of interdisciplinary teams attacking individual problems could lead to significant positive changes in present and future urban life. Further, the merging of separate disciplines would deepen understanding of and encourage involvement in the urban community by those qualified to tackle today's and tomorrow's complex problems. (WM)
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., San Francisco. Medical Center.