The aim of this thesis is to serve as a comprehensive review of the literature on placemaking in higher education. To our knowledge, no comprehensive review of placemaking in higher education currently exists. We aim to fill this gap in the literature by answering two main questions: First, how is placemaking is implemented on college/university campuses and their surrounding communities? Second, what are the effects of these placemaking efforts? This literature review was conducted through a systemic search of three databases, in addition to references and general search engines. This review highlights the sparse, yet diverse, literature on this topic. Findings highlight how universities today strive to achieve cohesiveness within their campuses and in their surrounding communities.
James, Herbert (Tommy)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
College of Arts and Humanities
School of Visual Arts and Design
Verdiguel, Natalie R., "The Role of Placemaking in Universities and Their Surrounding Communities: A Literature Review" (2021). Honors Undergraduate Theses. 1015.