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PLANNING: Without a plan(ner)

09 May 2017  

Peter Kershaw voices his growing concern at the lack of involvement of planning law expertise in the long-term strategies of universities and local authorities

With increased competition from national and international competitors, and rising student numbers, universities are competing against each other for the best students who are increasingly savvy about where they choose to work, live and play. Universities around the globe are therefore necessarily investing in higher quality, multi-faceted and mixed-use environments to try and achieve their long-term strategic missions. In doing so, their focus is very much on creating enhanced student experiences and trying to enhance the university’s role within the local community by creating linkages with local businesses and local authorities.