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Citizen involvement in universities' urban planning : a case study of Stadscampus

Volpert, A. (2016) Citizen involvement in universities' urban planning : a case study of Stadscampus.

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Abstract:In this Thesis, I will explore how a university makes a city livable, assuming that if citizens were involved through community engagement in universities urban planning, the urban livability is higher. I developed a model of community engagement and citizen involvement which ranged from informing citizen up to citizen participation in social change, in order to analyze in how far the university involved citizen in urban planning. I used a descriptive case study approach to analyze the Stadscampus (city campus) of the Saxion University of Applied Sciences in Enschede, which is located within walking distance to the city center and train station and consists of three complexes which were opened in 2001, 2010 and 2015. The results obtained from the analysis show that the Saxion focuses on involving neighbors, they are invited to meetings and receive personal information. Citizen can retrieve information via the media channels of the Saxion and they are invited to public meetings which are initiated by the municipality. The Stadscampus offers a certain degree of urban livability it is an inviting and enjoyable location, although it could be more used by other people than students.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:88 social and public administration
Programme:Management Society and Technology BSc (56654)
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