ERIC Number: EJ862956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Reference Count: 0
Klinedinst, Robert C., Jr.
American School & University, v81 n3 p354-356 Nov 2008
Master planning identifies long-term ways to improve and expand a campus. The end product typically is a beautifully rendered campus site plan showing enhancements to green spaces, improvements to vehicular and pedestrian circulation paths and parking, additions to existing buildings, and new buildings. These plans imagine what a campus could become in the future. But the improvements do not happen overnight, and the costs involved often exceed available funding resources. Campus planning is worthwhile, but it is important for schools and universities to develop realistic and achievable goals. A short-term master plan provides a picture of what is likely to happen in the next 10 years. It helps streamline decisions and gives the campus community a good idea of what to expect. This article discusses how to break down a long-term campus plan into pieces that can be funded more easily.
Descriptors: Educational Facilities Planning, Master Plans, Educational Facilities Improvement, Campuses
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