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Conference Slides

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.
Webinar

What If?

5 Questions About the Future of Higher Education
Published 2019
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.
Example Plans

Supporting Document Locked

Private Doctoral/Research University (PA, United States)

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Planning for Higher Education Journal

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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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

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

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.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Integrating Landscape Performance Metrics in Campus PlanningLocked

Baseline Conditions for Temple University
From Volume 43 Number 4 | July–September 2015
Campus landscapes have the potential to positively contribute to ecosystem services by valuing those services during the planning process.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Collaboration Raises the BarLocked

How Visions Aligned to Create UC Davis West Village, the Nation’s Largest Planned Zero Net Energy Community
From Volume 43 Number 1 | October–December 2014
When visions are aligned, public-private partnerships can leverage initial assumptions into more ambitious programs to meet placemaking, sustainability, and other goals.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Campus Climate Action Plan Legacies and Implementation DynamicsLocked

From Volume 42 Number 3 | April–June 2014
An integrated assessment method should be used that simultaneously considers quantitative and qualitative, direct and indirect, outcomes.
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