Instead of the sharp boundaries that exist today, there should be a symbiotic relationship between the University of Maryland and College Park, with each providing resources and vision for shared projects that can improve both the University and the city.
The University wants to attract top-tier students and faculty. The city of College Park wants to provide a safe, enriching environment for citizens to live and grow. A culture of entrepreneurship can help realize both of these goals. Start-up companies will pay taxes to power the College Park economy, and help attract top academic talent to the University of Maryland.
So why has this not already happened?