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Planning for Higher Education Journal

Place Attachment on University CampusesLocked

At What Point Do Undergraduates Connect to Their Academic Institutions?
From Volume 47 Number 2 | January–March 2019
As students progress from freshmen to seniors, campus experiences within the built environment—and the outdoor spaces between buildings—transform from everyday spaces into places that are meaningful and memorable.
Conference Presentations

Connection Hubs

Creating Community in the Digital Age
Published 2019
We will look at examples of connection hubs and discuss how they are designed, their benefits, and how their impact is measured.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Enhancing the Student Experience Through PlacemakingLocked

Georgia Tech’s West Village Dining Commons
From Volume 46 Number 4 | July–September 2018
Students thrive in authentic, multifunctional spaces that foster both individual reflection and social interaction and further the connection between place and the human experience.
Planning for Higher Education Journal

Culture, Context, and the Pursuit of SustainabilityLocked

Contemplating Problems, Parameters, and Possibilities in an Increasingly Complex World
From Volume 38 Number 1 | October–December 2009
No more ‘business as usual’; we must understand the importance of place and culture, and engage in our design work responsibly and with great innovation.