The university campus has a distinctive spatial typology. Established as a micro-city, these self-contained environments are subject to their own rules and systems. They are designed as a deviation from the cities that host it to allow for the growth and proliferation of knowledge outside the status-quo. Centered around the transfer of information, academic centers are becoming increasingly relevant to urbanism. Campuses and their host cities evolve to mimic each other’s structure, forming opportunities for urban renewal.

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