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The City as CampusUrbanism and Higher Education in Chicago$
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Sharon Haar

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780816665648

Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015

DOI: 10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.001.0001

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“Model of the Modern Urban University”: The New Spatial Form of the Chicago Circle Campus

“Model of the Modern Urban University”: The New Spatial Form of the Chicago Circle Campus

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(p.97) 5 “Model of the Modern Urban University”: The New Spatial Form of the Chicago Circle Campus
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The City as Campus
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Sharon Haar

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University of Minnesota Press
DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.003.0005

This chapter details the various architectural considerations and nuances behind the construction of the urban campus of the time—the University of Illinois at Chicago Circle (UICC), so named because of its being straddled by the city’s railways. The university had realized the dream that was built upon the original Hull-House site by creating an urban microcosm that emphasizes the students’ individualities, celebrating the diversity thriving within; however, it had also failed to fully encapsulate the more intimate sense of community that had been the hallmark of the Hull-House settlement. The UICC cloistered itself like another of its predecessors—the University of Chicago—while at the same time rejecting the latter’s spatial and architectural precedents. This arrangement allowed for the intersection between the modern university and the modern city, which was quite indicative of midcentury American urban design.

Keywords:   urban campus, University of Illinois at Chicago Circle, UICC, Hull-House, University of Chicago, midcentury American design, urban design, modern university, modern city

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