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The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

Sharon Haar


We are witnessing an explosion of universities and campuses nationwide, and urban schools play an important role in shaping the cities outside their walls. This book uses Chicago as a case study to examine how universities interact with their urban contexts, demonstrating how higher education became integrated with ideas of urban growth as schools evolved alongside the city. The book shows the strain of this integration, detailing historical accounts of battles over space as campus designers faced the challenge of weaving the social, spatial, and architectural conditions of the urban milieu in ... More

Keywords: universities, campuses, urban schools, Chicago, higher education, urban growth, integration

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2011 Print ISBN-13: 9780816665648
Published to Minnesota Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.5749/minnesota/9780816665648.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sharon Haar, author
Associate Professor of ArchitectureUniversity of Illinois at Chicago