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Written by expert practitioners with decades of planning experience, our e-books offer ​in-depth explanations, powerful research, and exceptional insight​ to help you tackle new challenges and sticky problems.

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The SCUP Academy Report 2013Locked

Report on Trends in Higher Education Planning 2013
Published 2013
This report synthesizes the trends observed by more than 90 members of SCUP’s planning academies through the 2012 fall concurrent session proposal review process for SCUP’s 2013 annual, international conference (SCUP–48).
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The Human Side of the Strategic Planning Process in Higher EducationLocked

Published 2013
“Change is a people process; the strategic planning process is not a solitary activity but one that involves a number of players. Its success depends on the individuals and groups who participate in the plan’s development, application, and evaluation.”
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Research on Learning Space DesignLocked

Present State, Future Directions
Published 2013
This report is a collection that summarizes and evaluates how far the field of learning space design has come in identifying the elements that will allow us to thoughtfully design learning spaces and evaluate their impact.
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A Practical Guide to Strategic Planning in Higher EducationLocked

Published 2012
This guide provides a basic overview of strategic planning at the post-secondary level and defines the elements of a successful process. It is also useful as a checklist for more experienced campus leaders, providing colorful vignettes of circumstances in which ineffective strategic planning can create many problems.
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Hindsight-ForesightLocked

From the Founding to the Future of Five Ivy League Campuses
Published 2012
This project examines the evolution of the campuses of Harvard, Yale, Penn, Princeton, and Columbia (collectively referred to in this study as “the Five”) from their founding, through the centuries of their development, and into the future to better understand how academic and other forces gave form to the buildings and grounds and how historical outcomes may inform future growth.
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Kings of Infinite SpaceLocked

How to Make Space Planning for Colleges and Universities Useful Given Constrained Resources
Published 2012
This book sketches an evolved comprehensive space planning practice, with its emphases on utilization, economic value, quality, and accountability both to the institutional mission and to stakeholders.
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Campus Image and IdentityLocked

Published 2011
The eight chapters in this book reflect Richard Dober’s categories of the elements of campus image and design. Within each chapter, each page displays two campus scenes, chosen for thought-provoking comparison—and a brief comment from Dober regarding each.
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Integrated Resource and Budget Planning at Colleges and UniversitiesLocked

Published 2011
This book is the culmination of several years of discussions, face-to-face roundtables, conference calls, and virtual meetings by SCUP’s Resource & Budget Planning Advisory Group. Each chapter is a tool crafted by experienced, on-campus peer-practitioners.
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A Guide to Planning for ChangeLocked

Published 2008
The enhanced planning model in this book recognizes the many internal, external, up, down, and sideways forces, challenges, and opportunities facing higher education
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Old MainLocked

Fame, Fate, and Contributions to Campus Planning and Design
Published 2006
This publication describes the forms, fame, and fate of Old Main, arguably higher education's iconic architecture.
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Integrating Higher Education Planning and AssessmentLocked

A Practical Guide
Published 2006
Using their extensive experience on the University of Delaware campus, the authors give numerous examples of the integrated nature of planning. Intended for anyone on campus who is involved with the planning or accrediting process.
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Technology-Driven PlanningLocked

Principles to Practice
Published 2005
If you need to know how technology is changing the way we plan for higher education, read this book and benefit from experts who have addressed today's challenges.
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