Conference Recordings

Make No Little Plans

Multi-Scale Transformative Planning Implementation
Published March 16, 2020
Presented by Cooper Melton, Associate Principal, Ayers Saint Gross | Terence McCann, Director of Planning, Energy & Sustainability, Towson University | Eric Zahn, Senior Associate, Ayers Saint Gross
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Virginia Commonwealth University, Goucher College

An institution's success is intrinsically linked to that of its students. High-quality living/learning spaces play a critical role in supporting student achievement, building campus community, and bolstering recruitment and retention. Master plans are more than a campus-wide tool, and with thoughtful planning and execution, institutions can craft a vision tailored to student needs related to housing, dining, and the co-curricular student experience. Using concrete examples, this session will illustrate how student experience-driven planning and creative implementation strategies can bolster student success while using institutional resources more effectively.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Confront entrenched planning assumptions with strategies that balance institutional aspirations with pragmatic challenges.
  2. Evaluate your own campus with a critical eye and find new opportunities to employ contested campus space more efficiently and effectively.
  3. Describe how to initiate a master plan targeted to the scale of the campus and tailored to the needs of your institution.
  4. Advocate for a holistic approach to legacy campus resources that can be reconfigured to meet the needs of the next generation of students.

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1.0 Unit (SCUPM20C382) | AICP CM 1.0 Unit

Member Price: $35 USD | Non-member Price: $50 USD
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