Campus City is the follow-up to an earlier research and design based project called Campus Without Boundaries. The Campus City Project examines whether the next generation campus can be used as a model for future cities. There is growing evidence that cities with both universities and a strong connection to research and innovation outperform those with a more industrial base in terms of economic growth and adaptability to change. The Project takes this as a starting point for an exploration — from the student’s perspective — of what a knowledge and innovation-based economy mean for the Amsterdam of tomorrow. We imagined a future where new educational environments, talent, and student entrepreneurship are viewed as economic motors for urban growth and revitalization. The Campus City Project asserts that existing urban conditions around the inner city of Amsterdam, when planned together with new types of educational environments, can kick start an urban transformation process. One that generates new spaces for metropolitan exchange between the inner and outer city. The Campus City Project is designed as a network of new urban spaces, which form a continuous interactive band between higher education, businesses, students and the community.
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