The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago by Sharon HaarThe City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago by Sharon Haar

The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in Chicago

bySharon Haar

Paperback | February 9, 2011

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We are witnessing an explosion of universities and campuses nationwide, and urban schools play an important role in shaping the cities outside their walls. In The City as Campus, Sharon Haar 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 City as Campus 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 into new forms to meet the changing needs of academia. Through a close analysis of the history of higher education in Chicago, The City as Campus explores how the university's missions of service, teaching, and research have metamorphosed over time, particularly in response to the unique opportunities-and restraints-the city provides. Illustrating how Chicago serves as a site of pedagogical transformation and a location for the larger purpose of the academic community, The City as Campus presents a social and design history of the urban campus as an architectural idea and form.
Sharon Haar is associate professor of architecture at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Title:The City as Campus: Urbanism and Higher Education in ChicagoFormat:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.6 inPublished:February 9, 2011Publisher:University of Minnesota PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0816665656

ISBN - 13:9780816665655


Table of Contents

List of Abbreviations
1. New Institutions for a New Environment: Pedagogical Space in the Progressive City
2. City as Laboratory: Hull-House and the Rise of the Chicago School
3. Modern City, Modern Campus: Institutional Expansion and Urban Renewal in the Post-War Era
4. Classrooms off the Expressway: A New Mission for Higher Education
5. "Model of the Modern Urban University": The New Spatial Form of the Chicago Circle Campus
6. Campus Revolt: The Reform of the Commuter University
7. City as Campus: University Space in the Global City

Editorial Reviews

"In The City as Campus, Sharon Haar illuminates the highly-charged relationship of higher education to the American metropolis, using as a case study the University of Illinois, Chicago, the exemplary model of the massive urban commuter campus that has become the dominant form of higher education in so many metropolitan regions." —Robert Fishman, University of Michigan