Webinar Recordings

Strategic Planning Responses to the Pandemic

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Delivered July 9, 2020
Presented by Host: Debi McDonald, FAIA, NCARB, LEED AP Co-Chair, BSA/SCUP College + University Roundtable | Moderator: Pete Zuraw, Vice President, Market Strategy and Development, Gordian | Presenters: Jean Robinson, Associate Vice Chancellor, Facilities Management, University of Massachusetts-Lowell; Dave Proulx, Senior Vice President, Finance & Administration, Rhode Island School of Design
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
University of Massachusetts-Lowell, Rhode Island School of Design

This webinar is part of the series “Less Talk, More Action: Tactical Topics to Return to Campus,” jointly sponsored by SCUP’s North Atlantic Region, BSA, and their BSA/SCUP College + University Roundtable focused on the impact of COVID-19 on campuses.

With the entire academic community scrambling to establish what higher education looks like this fall, planning has been even harder than usual. And yet the pandemic opens opportunities to consider an entirely new set of choices previously unavailable to those guiding their institutions forward. Each and every urgent decision being made on campus today has the potential to define an entirely new future campus. The drivers for those decisions may or may not be creating a desirable new future.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Discuss the challenges facing the higher education built environment entering the pandemic.
  2. Identify pandemic impacts on planning activity already underway.
  3. Discuss early assumptions about impacts for the future of academia that may or may not be holding true.
  4. Consider institutional planning decisions that are having impacts on the campus built environment, both positive and negative.
Recorded July 9, 2020.