Urban Governance and Social Innovation

The societal interaction of higher education institutions


This paper explores knowledge-based urban development related to higher education and campuses. It also provides an introduction to design thinking, which has been used as a user-friendly tool for fulfilling the ideals of urban campus development in the project ‘Live Baltic Campus – Campus Areas as Labs for Participative Urban Design’.

The project aimed at developing campuses as innovation hubs where different stakeholders, residents as well as businesses, are being taken into account; rejecting the prevailing campus discourses. As a takeaway message, the result of the project can be summarised as a formulation of the core themes of urban campus development.

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Reference Aho, S., van Winden, W., Ainoa, J., & Keränen, P. (2018). The societal interaction of higher education institutions. In M. F. Green, L. Matei, T. Nokkala, E. Egron-Polak, L. Purser, & P. Teixeira (Eds.), Information, promotion and marketing (pp. 93-109). (Internationalisation of higher education; Vol. 2018, No. 3). DUZ Academic Publishers.
Published by  CAREM 1 March 2018

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Mar 2018


Suvi Aho
Juha Ainoa
Päivi Keränen

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