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Thursday, January 21 to Friday, January 22

Pitt-Newcastle Place-Based Conference
7:30 am to 1:30 pm
Sponsored by:
European Studies Center along with Newcastle University
Laura Daversa
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Join the University of Pittsburgh and Newcastle University for a virtual conference: The Role of Universities in Sustainable, Just and Inclusive Cities on January 21st and January 22nd , 2021.

Post-industrial cities are crucibles of reinvention and innovation. Those that have successfully navigated the sunsetting of industrial production have creatively reoriented to intellectual technology, advanced manufacturing, business services, and life science innovations. And yet, the challenges that followed industrial decline—loss of population, unemployment, and destructive urban redevelopment strategies—continue to reverberate.

As the founding members of the International Place-Based University Network, Newcastle University and the University of Pittsburgh are hosting this conference. The goal is to share best practices for community and civic engagement as well as to explore potential international collaborations for academically based community engagement.

To view the full schedule of events and to register, visit: https://www.ucis.pitt.edu/esc/events/international-place-based-universit...