Drawing from a recent conference and a book he co-authored, "Univer-Cities: Strategic Implications for Asia," Mr Anthony S.C. Teo will highlight the signi cance of the university-city nexus and outline implications and lessons for Asia.
In his talk, Teo will emphasize the link between universities and their cities and regions. University cities often 'punch above their weight' when measured by their economic contributions. Cambridge for instance has one of the largest concentrations of high technology industry in Europe. is has given rise to the 'Cambridge Phenomenon' of startups, spun off from the university's departments and research programs.
Teo will also suggest how cities and universities can develop synergistic relations. Cities can develop transit, for example, while universities, with their longer view, can help cities avoid short-term mistakes. And while universities make huge contributions to the economies of their cities and regions, providing the research that sparks enterprises and educated workforces, they also contribute in more subtle ways - primarily by valuing place and place-making. Urban campuses need a close, almost indelible, connection to the districts around them.
Mr Anthony S.C. Teo , Adjunct Professor, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, Chevalier of the Order Palmes AcadÃ©miques
- Wednesday, 05 February 2014
- 5:15 p.m. - 6:30 p.m.
Seminar Room 3-1,
Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy,
469C Bukit Timah Road,
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