ERIC Number: ED081362
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Oct
Reference Count: 0
University-Community Tension and Urban Campus Form. Volume 1.
Carroll, Robert L.; And Others
This research study was undertaken to elucidate the conflicts between urban universities and their neighbors that are related to the form of the university proper, and the university district. The effects of the university campus on the neighboring community and the ways in which the two interact must both be considered aspects of institutional form. Institutional form in this study is taken to mean not only the layout of buildings, but also the spatial distribution of university activities. Volume one contains a survey of the experiences of 102 urban universities with their surrounding communities. The survey provided evidence that the two factors that contribute the most university-community tension are size of the university and the city, and the distribution of the activities in the university district of the city. The second part contains a detailed investigation of the experiences of Boston University, Temple University, and the University of Cincinnati. It was discovered that in each university tension resulted from campus expansion. Appendices include the questionnaire and survey samples, case study data sources, and the bibliography. Volume two of this report, containing a map series on the universities including diagrams of university parking, populations, land use, and crime statistics, is available upon request. (Author/PG)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Cincinnati Univ., OH.
Note: For access to volume 2, containing maps of university buildings and lands, contact: The Clearinghouse for Higher Education, One Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. 20036