This issue of Metropolitian Universities published by the Coalition of Urban and Metropolitan Universities (CUMU) focuses on the impact of shared learning spaces on communities and what approaches higher education institutions have taken to promote “shared space for shared work.”  The issue includes 10 best-practices articles that provide insights, road blocks to avoid, pathways to navigate, funding structures, and everything in between related to the emerging interest in universities creating physical spaces to center their community engagement and anchor work within. The issue in particular highlights the work of universities internationally to create strong partnerships that benefit both the universities and their surrounding communities. With academic institutions around the world providing educational resources to their neighbors, urban and metropolitan universities will be able to extend opportunities to their communities to help solve pressing issues.

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