University and City: From Urban to Metropolitan

  • John W. Bardo University of North Florida
Keywords: Higher Education


During the 1980s, American urban areas have experienced rapid change associated with expansion of activities by multinational and multilocational corporations, shifts in the significance of new communications technologies, and the residential and locational preferences of people and organizations. These processes have led to a restructuring of the American city that has major implications for many metropolitan universities. This article presents recommendations for revising the missions of metropolitan universities to account for these changes.