This year’s SCUP 2014 North Atlantic Regional Conference is at Boston University, in the heart of Boston, one of the most vibrant cities in the world, and in a region rich with institutions of higher education.
These institutions constantly wrestle with four aspects of planning: Mission, Resources, Technology, and Place. In today’s economy, it is essential to link these planning aspects to provide the best, most relevant, and most economical outcomes. The onus is on us as institutional and consulting planners to carefully consider and integrate all these aspects when undertaking new campus initiatives. The conference theme encourages presentation and discussion of innovative ways to bring these four areas of institutional planning together to ensure better adherence to the strategic campus mission and project goals, and to “Mind the Gap” by creating better planning outcomes.