City of Ahmedabad when expanded towards western side, anchors were actually large parcels of land which gave rise to institutional development. Thus contributing to western development of city. But today these institutions have become inert which remain as gated precincts with large unworkable blocks and small parcels of land not used through the day. These universities don’t interact with the community surrounding it. Thus there is a great opportunity to have universities be seen as as ‘connective anchors’ that can work with cities to bridge the neighbourhood.