Planning for Higher Education Journal

Vision Integrated PlanningSM

From Vision to Facilities Master Plan: A Comprehensive Approach
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From Volume 43 Number 2 | January–March 2015
By Bruce A. Manger
Planning Types: Campus Planning

More comprehensive than most master planning processes, Vision Integrated Planning (VIP) results in the broad and detailed development of a campus master plan framed by the realities of the institution’s internal and external environment. Beginning with and embracing the college’s vision, VIP sets out to understand the forces and issues that affect a college’s program offerings and the facilities used to serve the learning experiences of those programs. It then uses that understanding to develop a well-supported, integrated, and informed campus master plan. This article lays out the VIP process, citing examples where VIP has been employed and demonstrating the logic that frames the planning effort.

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