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Where planning comes together. T​he power of SCUP is its community. We learn from one another, sharing how we’ve achieved success and, maybe more importantly, what we’ve learned from failure. SCUP authors, produces, and curates thousands of resources to help you prepare for the future, overcome challenges, and bring planning together at your college or university.
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Planning for Higher Education Journal

From Lagging to LeadingLocked

Bentley University and Boston College Sack Stereotypes About Athletic Facility Sustainability and Energy Performance
From Volume 48 Number 4 | July–September 2020
An integrated team of cross-discipline collaborators accomplished their objective of creatively reimagining athletic facilities at two institutions for the greater good of each campus and its community. Using sustainable and cost-efficient design opportunities and aligned technologies, they succeeded in countering the outdated stereotype of the athletic building as a lagging energy performer.
Conference Presentations

Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Collaborative Campus

Transformation through Ecological Planning
Published 2020
SCUP 2020 Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference. This session will deliver a methodology for rethinking campus culture and infrastructure to meet climate change challenges. We will share techniques for shifting traditional campuses to educational institutions that safeguard the planet and its people.
Conference Presentations

Energy Master Planning to Reduce Carbon Emissions

Published 2020
SCUP 2020 North Atlantic Regional Conference. This session will provide you with tools to engage in meaningful campus discussion about implementing a transition away from fossil fuels for heating and cooling and achieving net zero carbon emissions.
Webinar Recordings

What If?

5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education
Published 2020
Two SCUP leaders use SCUP’s Trends for Higher Education report to explore five “What If?” questions, breaking down big trends and exploring how these trends might impact higher education.
Conference Presentations

The Design and Planning Relevance Revolution

Published 2019
Across field after field, research demonstrates the impact of the built environment on climate change and the essential role retooling the built environment must play in addressing it. This keynote will articulate the compelling 21st century challenges and opportunities for the design and planning fields in higher education.
Example Plans

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Private Doctoral/Research University (PA, United States)

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Campus Energy Master PlanningLocked

A Road Map to Carbon-Neutral Institutions in Northern U.S. Latitudes
From Volume 45 Number 3 | April–June 2017
Higher education institutions can lead the way in reducing energy consumption and advancing carbon neutrality by starting with their on-campus facilities.
Example Plans

Sustainability Plan Locked

Private Doctoral/Research University (PA, United States)
The university’s interdisciplinary and interdepartmental sustainability plan.

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Living With WaterLocked

The Whitney Museum of American Art’s Transformative Flood Mitigation Approach
From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
The devastating effects of the Super Storm Sandy on New York City’s infrastructure inspired a transformation in the practice of flood mitigation, and the timing of the Whitney Museum project has put the project team at the forefront of addressing future resilience.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

A Model for Creating a Campus Sustainability PlanLocked

From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
Institutions of higher education have a special obligation to lead sustainability efforts in order to provide the next generation of young adults with the information and tools needed to take on the challenges of the future.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Preparing and Adapting Our Campuses for the Effects of Climate ChangeLocked

From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
While some of us are making the case for greening our campuses by reducing our carbon footprint, a parallel front should be presenting the potential and very real impacts that climate change will have on our campuses.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrating Resilience Planning into University Campus PlanningLocked

Measuring Risks and Leveraging Opportunities
From Volume 44 Number 1 | October–December 2015
Incorporating resilience planning into the campus planning process provides an opportunity to engage key stakeholders to address a campus’s vulnerabilities, align resilience-related investments with the broad campus vision, and ensure the long-term viability of the institution.
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