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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Physical and Financial Planning for the Whole Campus Locked

Chapter Seven of Eight Schools: Campus and Culture
From Volume 47 Number 2 | January–March 2019
In earlier years, preceding the advent of strategic planning, campus development was limited by available funds, and most buildings were located to meet short-term need.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Cornell’s Commitment to Housing for Freshmen Locked

From Volume 32 Number 1 | September–November 2003
Cornell's blending of a physical master plan and a social master plan brought about the decision that a modern, cohesive freshmen housing complex would be located on its North Campus.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Campus Chapels Make A Comeback: Planning for the Adaptive Reuse of Campus Chapels Locked

From Volume 33 Number 3 | March–May 2005
Campus heritage, a growing interest in spirituality among multidenominational students, the need for multiple use of student spaces are fueling a closer look at campus chapels. This article takes a look at those factors and issues to be addressed in the renovation and reuse of such buildings.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Beyond the Campus: How Colleges and Universities Form Partnerships with Their Communities Locked

From Volume 31 Number 1 | September–November 2002
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Higher Education and Health Care Institutions as Stimuli for the Revitalization of Camden, New Jersey, through Capital Expansion, Collaboration, and Political Advocacy Locked

From Volume 34 Number 4 | July–September 2006
As represented deliciously on our cover, former SCUP president Helen Giles-Gee and Mark Rozewski write about the careful planning that led each of six institutions to get a “piece of the pie,” while serving their community with the revitalization of Camden, New Jersey.
Conference Presentations

How a Substation Project Enabled a New Academic Research Building at Penn

Published 2020
This session will explore how the University of Pennsylvania is achieving new student learning and research spaces within an infrastructure project.

The Connected Campus

Building Long-Term Value and Agility by Connecting Offerings, Organizations and Operations
Published 2020
Campus environments play a vital role in student success. By making changes to their combination of spaces, institutions can respond to the shifts transforming higher education. Elliot Felix shares how colleges and universities can prepare for a more blended world by bringing together the digital and physical, enabling greater diversity and inclusion, and implementing flexible structures, staffing, space, and services. Sponsored Content: Knoll and brightspot strategy.
Conference Presentations

Institutional Resilience

Innovation, Entrepreneurship, and Change Management
Published 2021
In this session, we'll demonstrate through two University of Pennsylvania projects how institutions can approach sustained enrollment, cross-disciplinary collaboration, navigating the funding environment, and adapting to changing user needs in support of long-term institutional resilience.