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Penn IUR's conference Urban Anchors in the 21s Century: A Commitment to Place, Growth and Community.

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  • Kevin Byrne will introduce you.
  • The red stars are the current members of the Urban Serving Universities The gray dots are the potential members. It is interesting to see how the yellow dots – our 35 largest metro areas – intersect with the USU membership. I have been known to end a speech or two by quoting from Tom Friedman’s “The World is Flat,” but Bruce Katz points out, the “world is not flat….it is spiky…and each spike represents a city and metropolis where workers and firms and infrastructure are congregated.” We are, Katz says, “in short, a full-fledged Metro Nation; it is high time to start acting like one, both here and nationally.” And I couldn’t agree more.

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  • Great Cities Need Great Universities and Great Universities Need Great Cities A Case of Anchor U! October 9, 2007
  • Anchor U’s Theory of Action
    • Place students at the center
    • Grow our research excellence
    • Achieve academic excellence
    • Forge key relationships and partnerships
    • Establish a sense of place
    • Create opportunity
    Defining the New Urban Research University :
  • Anchor U’s Neighborhood
  • Anchor U’s City GO Cincinnati
  • Anchor U’s Region: Economic Development
  • Anchor U’s Region: The Education Pipeline Postsecondary Partners UC XU NKU Thomas More Mount St. Joseph Cincinnati State Gateway Corporate Partners P&G Toyota Convergys GE Aviation Cincinnati Bell Fidelity Scripps Federated CBC Civic Partners Cincinnati Youth Collaborative Project GRAD KnowledgeWorks Foundation United Way Urban League Cincinnati Health Foundation Greater Cincinnati Foundation Cincinnati Scholarship Foundation Cincinnati USA Chamber No. Kentucky Chamber No. Kentucky Council of Partners No. Kentucky Vision 2015 Early Childhood Success by 6 Children, Inc.
  • Anchor U’s State
  • Anchor U’s Role in America’s Prosperity
  • Anchor U’s Role in America’s Prosperity The 35 Largest Metros by 2005 employment
  • Anchor U’s Role in America’s Prosperity: The Urban Serving Universities USU members 35 largest metros USU potential members