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PLACE MAKING: Strategic Identity + Creation
Strategic Identity: Imagination, Immersion & Investment
Campus cultures create powerful memories. Public memory incorporates shared time that generates mutual understanding of which spirit and memories are made. A unique place fosters successful social networks and initiatives that encourage interaction and social sustainability.
Truly integrated planning leads institutional direction by responding to societal demands, financial realities, educational paradigms and changes in technology. In a campus, shared identities are derived from the intertwining of historic structure, cultural diversity and social interaction. Communities develop within defined and undefined boundaries, providing a sense of belonging and experience in our lives.
Strategic Creation: Curiosity, Culture & Community
The formation of powerful places is guided by their use over time and is informed by social encounters, adapted to changing demographics and transformed by atmosphere of locale. Authentic communities are built through an integrated process that connects creative and cultural resources.
The making of place goes beyond the physical construction of building, plaza or development. It is an intersection where people enjoy the social attributes of human contact, enabling them to transform the spaces in which they live and learn. Place making capitalizes on the community’s assets, inspiration and potential, ultimately creating a valuable setting, real or in the mind, promoting health, happiness, and well-being.
Western Interstate Commission for Higher Education
Director of Sustainability
National Renewable Energy Laboratory
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