University of Northampton looks at how it can most benefit town growth with new campus

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An international conference on how the University of Northampton can help the town flourish ahead of its move to a new campus took place last week.

The debate, hosted by the university’s Collaborative Centre for the Built Environment, brought together policy makers, academics and practitioners.

It looked at the role of universities in medium sized towns and cities and formed part of the University Town Northampton project.

Contributors include speakers from the UK, Netherlands, Denmark, Sweden and Canada.

Sabine Coady Schaebitz, director of the CCBE, said: “The future of Northampton as a flourishing University Town is being underpinned by the move to the new town centre campus and we are very excited that our conference will bring many distinguished speakers and participants to Northampton to discuss how universities can contribute to urban success and civic life.”

The conference took place at the Guildhall in Northampton and was supported by the University of Northampton, Northampton Borough Council and Northamptonshire County Council.