LGiU, London Higher and the University of London are very pleased to invite you to a breakfast briefing and discussion on ‘Mapping University Estates for Regeneration Partnerships’, bringing together a select group of senior university managers and London cabinet members.
The higher education sector in London has a combined body of 377,000 students and generates £17 billion each year in goods and services, including £2.9 billion in export earnings, supporting 172,000 jobs at all skill levels throughout the capital.
The aim of this briefing is to provide advance intelligence on opportunities for strategic collaborations as many universities expand their estates for academic uses, business incubators as well as student accommodation.
A set of digital maps have been produced that will assist with strategic coordination between London boroughs and the higher education sector, in order to support economic regeneration and social development. The core feature of the maps is to show the location of individual buildings owned or used by universities across London. This is supplemented with other data including overlays for student accommodation, GLA regeneration areas, public transport accessibility and planned infrastructure, along with deprivation and widening participation indicators.
There will be a demonstration of the digital maps followed by a discussion on how best to employ the maps in building regeneration partnerships involving London’s universities. The event will also provide a good opportunity for introductions and networking.
To confirm your attendance please RSVP to Alice Buszard by email.
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