Norrie, H and Holcombe-James, E, Civic innovation: regional universities as transformative partners, Proceedings of the AASA 2016 9th International Conference Project to Practice: Innovating Architecture, 30 September - 1 October 2016, Sydney, pp. 65-69. (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]
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Planning for the future development of new facilities for regional universities offers opportunities to strengthen the town and gown relationship beyond service delivery and the annual graduation parade, and to explore how the university can become physically embedded in place. Examining the conceptual positioning of the university as part of the future urban narrative, beyond the mere occupation of sites, is key to this process. Developing processes of engagement between the university and the city to reimagine collaborative economic, social and spatial relationships involves thinking laterally about ways the university can develop as an intrinsic and complementary part of the city.
Recognising the importance of engagement between faculty and administration is central to this process, prompting new process of strategic design thinking that transform traditional project development and procurement practices. Diverse design research practices which are constantly evolving can provide ways of imagining new urban narratives that embrace alternative social and spatial futures for the university. This highlights opportunities to consider the potential for the institution to be come a key part of the urban infrastructure, dissolving the inevitable and inherent boundaries between the institution and the city to foster opportunities for interactive civic engagement.
|Item Type:||Refereed Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||urban, collaboration, community engagement|
|Research Division:||Built Environment and Design|
|Research Group:||Urban and Regional Planning|
|Research Field:||Community Planning|
|Objective Division:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Group:||Expanding Knowledge|
|Objective Field:||Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design|
|Author:||Norrie, H (Ms Helen Norrie)|
|Author:||Holcombe-James, E (Ms Eliza Holcombe-James)|
|Deposited By:||Architecture and Design|
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