Shaping the campus of the future

Development of the Comprehensive Campus Plan (CCP) is underway – a living document that informs how campus space can be used to support the growing and changing campus community for the next 10 years and beyond.

The last update of the campus master plan by the institute was completed in 2004. Refining previous guidelines in line with situational changes, the plan worked to define and focus three specific areas: Accessibility, Sustainability and Capacity.

Development of the Comprehensive Campus Plan (CCP) is underway – a living document that informs how campus space can be used to support the growing and changing campus community for the next 10 years and beyond. When completed, the plan will define a vision and strategy for the best use of the Institute’s land, both inside and outside of the current core campus.

“The creation of the comprehensive campus plan will guide campus development and capital investments on and around the Atlanta campus for the future,” said Maria Cimilluca, vice president of infrastructure and sustainability. “This is significant as it will also strengthen Georgia Tech as an anchor institution for the neighboring communities and Atlanta as a whole.”

Embedded in the Institute’s strategic plan and commitment to people, research and education, the CCP will demonstrate how Georgia Tech will lead by example and inspire to create a roadmap for the sustainable development and stewardship of the campus and surrounding communities .

Key strategic principles of the CCP include:

  • Student First Experience: Enhance the urban ecological landscape to create optimal places for students to thrive.
  • Access and dissemination: Support universal access and promote physical and environmental well-being through conscious design for active transportation.
  • Community: Improve the human condition and maintain a safe, healthy and just urban fabric through the development of dynamic community partnerships.
  • connectivity: Advocate for an adaptive infrastructure that actively supports innovative methods and places of learning.
  • Transformational Campus: Foster resilience and radiate impact through sustainable development strategies that meet evolving and evolving campus needs.

The project team will be led by members of the infrastructure and sustainability planning, design and construction team. The CCP is being developed in collaboration with people from the Georgia Tech campus and the Atlanta community. By January 2023, the team will work to develop plan concepts by:

  • Public relations (internal and external).
  • Campus demand forecast based on 10-year scenarios.
  • Development of the plan vision.
  • Creating an interactive GIS-based decision-making tool.

Beginning next week, members of the campus community are invited to learn more about the development of the CCP, including how they can contribute and get involved in this transformative project.

The first in-person open house will be held on Tuesday, September 20 from 10am to 6pm on the Tech Walkway. In addition, a virtual option will be offered via Zoom https://gatech.zoom.us/j/95369936919 on Thursday, September 22 from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m.

In the meantime, the campus community is invited to participate in an online vision exercise to help with lesson planning. Please take a few minutes to share your thoughts at https://padlet.com/sdowling22/43ejj7c8s1q746z9. You can use the password “Yellow Jackets” to access the board.

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