Conference Recordings

Designing an Inclusive Engagement Process for Diverse Campus Representation

Published October 6, 2020
Presented by Nicole Nichols, DLR Group | William Atkins, University of Florida
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of Florida

When institutions prioritize diverse cultural representation in their planning process and built environment, this promotes a positive learning community as well as a sense of belonging and wellbeing. In this session we’ll share our layered, inclusive planning process that engages and empowers campus and community constituents to celebrate cultural expression through the built environment. Come learn how you can develop a road map for sparking conversations on transparency, inclusion, and engagement in diverse groups to embrace current trends and explore change at your institution.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss how increasing diversity, equity, access, and inclusion through the campus built environment can lead to greater student safety and welfare.
  2. Connect inclusion and diversity initiatives with your institution’s planning and design processes to support student wellbeing on campus.
  3. Establish a decision-making tree that embraces a transparent communication platform for future planning while creating a space to include student input.
  4. Foster an inclusive engagement process that closes the opportunity gap for minority student groups and positively influences the built environment to support student needs.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU/HSW 1.0 Unit (SCUPS20C929) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit


Nicole Nichols

Higher Education Leader
DLR Group

William Atkins

Associate Dean of Students
Senior Director, Multicultural and Diversity Affairs
University of Florida

Recorded October 6, 2020.

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