Call for Abstracts: The Transformative Power of Anchor Institutions

Urban and Metropolitan Universities: The Transformative Power of Anchor Institutions

Volume 30.1 of Metropolitan Universities journal, Urban and Metropolitan Universities: The Transformative Power of Anchor Institutions, focuses on the role of urban and metropolitan universities as anchor institutions in their community to address long standing inequities. Anchor institutions are nonprofit or public institutions that are rooted in place. These institutions have a mission to serve and are the largest employers and purchaser of goods and services in many communities. Also, they have other assets and capacities that can be leveraged to support reciprocal community development, including local hiring, procurement, and investment practices. Anchor mission strategies involve the entire university, including the business, community partnership, administrative, research and academic divisions.

The Democracy Collaborative, a think-tank, advocacy group and consultancy that works to promote more equitable, sustainable local economies, will serve as guest editor for this issue.

The deadline for submission of abstracts has passed. We expect to complete reviews of abstracts and notify those who are invited to submit full manuscripts by mid-April 2018. Full manuscripts will enter the standard peer review process which will lead to the final determination of acceptance/rejection.

This issue is tentatively scheduled for publication in February 2019.

Please direct any questions regarding this issue to Emily Sladek,