L’Institut Paris Region: The ideal campus is being invented today

L’Institut Paris Region: The ideal campus is being invented today

Digital technology has revolutionized access to knowledge, which is now widely disseminated. This could have induced a fear that the spaces known as “campuses” would become victims of planned obsolescence.

However, campuses have succeeded in redefining their added value by bringing together new audiences and providing a greater variety of uses.

Far from turning into parks filled with university buildings cut off from the urban environment, the campuses of the future will combine places of study, research, and work, but also provide living spaces or even become urban neighborhoods.

Visit the website of L’Institut Paris Region to find out more: https://en.iau-idf.fr/resources/publications/the-ideal-campus-is-being-invented-today.html

Article by Odile Soulard (economist at L’Institut Paris Region) and Jessica Tessier (director of Economic Development and Higher Education at Cergy-Pontoise Urban Community)
Photo Credits: photo 1: The learning hub at Aalto University in Finland @ Aalto / photo 2 - cover: The Aalto Design Factory (ADF) on the Aalto Campus in Otaniemi (Finland) @ Aalto Design Factory / photo 3: The Green Village on the campus of Delft University (Netherlands) @ Prêt-à-Loger/pretaloger.nl / photo 4: The University Neighbourhood Association (UNA) on the campus of British Columbia University (Vancouver, Canada) @ University Neighbourhoods Association, Brandon Perrett and Emily Lomax / photo 5: The historic campus of Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) in Portland (USA) @ M.O. Stevens