SCUP 2016 North Central Symposium:
Creative Complexity: Innovative Planning Meets the 21st Century Campus
April 27, 2016 | University of Nebraska at Omaha | Omaha, NE
There is a perfect storm of three major factors impacting campus planning today:
The need to create new and adapt existing buildings to engage Millennial and Gen-Z digital native students, causing us to reexamine the types and nature of spaces for learning, student life, and student engagement in areas of innovation and entrepreneurship.
The rise of big data and predictive analytics, which provides opportunities for research across many academic programs along with new capital planning tools.
The ongoing struggle to balance increased facilities funding needs (new buildings, renovations, and deferred maintenance) and the steady decline in state and community capital resources, spurring the exploration of new and alternative financing models.
Each of these taken separately is a significant challenge. Seen together, they would appear to be overwhelming. In fact, using innovation planning techniques, they provide opportunities to create new types of facilities that engage students, to use informatics as a tool for research and development and community impact, and to create new financial partnerships that balance workforce demands and capital investment options with campus needs.
This one-day program will examine all three factors in a series of sessions that feature new and renovated buildings, analytics expertise, and new initiatives for innovative academic incubators.
The program will feature speakers from Iowa State University, Kansas City University of Medicine & Biosciences, Metropolitan Community College (Omaha), University of Iowa, University of Missouri-Kansas City, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, University of Nebraska-Omaha (UNO), and the University of Kansas.
The day-long program will conclude with tours of the recently completed projects on the UNO campus, including the Barbara Weitz Community Engagement Center, Biomechanics Research Building, and the new Baxter Arena.
Adapt planning processes and architectural and interior design to meet new space options.
Apply needs for data technologies to the development of informatics-focused facilities.
Define new funding models that can impact capital planning.
Discuss how a focus on innovation and entrepreneurship and the creation of incubators is increasing student engagement.
Continuing Education Credits (for the day):
AIA LU 4.75 units (SCUPC16M202)