Mechanisms for Building Partnerships between Cities & Universities: The EPIC-N Model

Connecting cities to universities can be a complicated task. This roundtable with Joel Rogers will discuss one model of easily connecting universities and cities: a proven fixed-time partnership that links city-defined issues with courses at a given university (1000 projects have been completed in over 200 cities). The Educational Partnerships for Innovations in Communities Network (EPIC-N) is a simple, low-cost way to spur innovation in cities that works within existing university structures.