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View Poll Results: Which city does best at leveraging their respective Colleges and Universities for Urban Economic Rev
Austin 17 21.79%
Charlotte 0 0%
Atlanta 28 35.90%
Houston 5 6.41%
Nashville 28 35.90%
Voters: 78. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 10-05-2016, 06:04 AM
 
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Which of these cities are doing the best at leveraging their colleges and universities for urban economic revitalization?
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Old 10-05-2016, 07:06 AM
 
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I'm sure Austin, Atlanta, and Nashville are leading the pack here. I'm only familiar with what's going on in Atlanta and Tech Square in Midtown in particular (near GA Tech's campus) is absolutely booming right now, and the vast majority of redevelopment in downtown Atlanta has been spearheaded by Georgia State.

Charlotte is relatively weak on the higher ed front so there's not quite as much going on there as in the other cities, but there have been a few projects associated with its colleges and universities such as UNC-Charlotte Center City building and new development on the campus of Central Piedmont Community College just outside of Uptown (the new streetcar line runs to the campus and will be extended westward to the campus of Johnson C. Smith University). There will also be some new development associated with the light rail extension to UNC Charlotte.
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:50 AM
 
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Nashville and Atlanta
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Old 10-05-2016, 08:52 AM
 
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^I agree Nashville and Atlanta

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Old 10-05-2016, 10:01 AM
 
Location: Clemson, SC by way of Tyler,TX
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Why Nashville over Austin?
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:13 AM
 
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Houston with Rice University. Next to the Museum District, Hospital system, the Zoo, and Montrose.
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Old 10-05-2016, 10:48 AM
 
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Some info about how GA Tech is reshaping Midtown and GA State is reshaping downtown Atlanta:

Tech Square Brings Boom In Development To Midtown Atlanta | WABE 90.1 FM

Atlanta’s Tech Square is establishing The ATL’s Midtown district as a premier innovation center - Building Design & Construction

Is Georgia State Downtown Atlanta's Savior? - The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

Georgia State University and the Changing Face(s) of Atlanta - Cresa - The Tenant's Advantage
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:08 AM
 
Location: Nashville, TN
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Nashville and Atlanta. Both cities are very well known for their numerous high ranking colleges and universities.
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Old 10-05-2016, 11:17 AM
 
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Why Nashville over Austin?
Basically all Austin has is U. of Texas in terms of Div. I/II. Nashville has Vanderbilt, TN. St., Belmont, and Lipscomb.
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Old 10-05-2016, 12:08 PM
 
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Basically all Austin has is U. of Texas in terms of Div. I/II. Nashville has Vanderbilt, TN. St., Belmont, and Lipscomb.
I don't think the combined presence of all of those universities match UT. UT is in the heart of the city. But, Austin also has St. Edwards, Huston-Tillotson, Concordia and Texas St is 45 minutes away.
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