City/Campus Duality: Spatial Impact of University Campuses on Cities with reference to Lincoln, Worcester and Bath, UK

Namvar, Nastaran (2020) City/Campus Duality: Spatial Impact of University Campuses on Cities with reference to Lincoln, Worcester and Bath, UK. PhD thesis, University of Lincoln.

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Abstract

This research presents a critical investigation and analysis of the spatial configuration of three spatially similar cities and universities. Albeit, these cities are with different distributions of university campus accessibility and location in their cities. The research attempts to present a new approach to the conceptualization of relationship, between universities and cities, through an analytical investigation of the structure of urban space. This conception is the subject of investigation through a comparative analysis of urban structure in the University of Lincoln and Lincoln city, the University of Worcester and Worcester city, and the University of Bath and Bath city. Also, it shows that the spatial configuration of the city is influenced by the university, not only in terms of a various set of social elements, which include the urban structure such as the socio-economic environment, but also in terms of physical morphology. The aim of this study is to conduct an investigation into the spatial relationship between the university and the city from a theoretical viewpoint, which is informed by the notions of space and spatiality in an attempt to unveil the impact of university on the city, in terms of both physical and spatial relationship.

This study utilises a mixed methods research to investigate and understand the relationship between universities and cities. These include a critical literature investigation, Space syntax analysis, Observation, interviews and socio-economic analysis.

The finding indicated that the physical location of campuses has a direct impact of the relationship between universities and cites. However, there is no direct relationship between socio-economic impact and physical location of the campuses within cities. The results support that the city/campus duality is complex and it is based on a variety of indictors from socio-economic and socio-spatial points of view. Therefore, this relationship is bilateral.

This thesis develops a new assessment tool to measure the quality of the relationship between university and city. Through the methodology and data analysis, this research provides guidelines for creating new insights into how cities and universities engage one another.

The findings of this empirical study can be adopted as a compelling strategy for creating positive urban space within a campus utilising such critical investigation and syntax of campus-cities. The outcome of this study will form the basis for further development and planned growth of the universities and cities presented in this thesis.

Divisions:College of Arts > Lincoln School of Architecture and the Built Environment
ID Code:44545
Deposited On:09 Apr 2021 12:30

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