A FastCo.Exist article entitled “How a Smart University Design Can Help Revitalize a City” pointed to the successes of Sasaki’s Monterrey Tec Urban Regeneration Plan in aiding urban revitalization in Monterrey. By positioning Monterrey Tec, a leading Latin American university, as an engine of innovation and entrepreneurship, the plan has already spurred over a billion dollars of private investment in its surrounding community.
Dennis Pieprz, Honorary ASLA, the principal in charge of the project explained in the article that this project is setting an important precedent for universities in Latin America and throughout the world. This innovative model is shepherding an era of strong connections and partnerships between universities and their communities—a transformative relationship for both.
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