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Boom and Bust

How One Campus Responds to Fluctuations in State Funding
Published 2019
Presented by Leslie Bjore, Mary Anne Ocampo, Tyler Patrick

The boom-and-bust cycle of North Dakota's economy creates a difficult environment for physical planning. We will examine University of North Dakota's (UND) response to the decline in public funding along with a state mandate to increase space utilization and decrease deferred maintenance, demonstrating how it provided the impetus to focus investment on high impact, transdisciplinary projects. You will learn how compromise in a planning process can help achieve both individual and collective goals as well as contribute to a more holistic university vision.