Professional Practice

PLACE MAKING: Strategic Identity + Creation - SCUP 2013 Pacific Regional Conference

Date: 3/24/2013 - 3/27/2013

Type: Events

Location(s): Colorado


Place making on campus is about more than the buildings, people, and programs. 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.

What is your campus doing to promote place making? Find out how campuses have created these “places.” These are the questions this conference will examine:

  • What kind of place should a campus be?
  • Does it need to be physical?
  • Can it be virtual?
  • What planning ensures the success of a campus?
  • How is place created?
  • Why is place making in higher education important?
  • How does the concept of place transform over time?
  • How do you engage with a place before and after you spend time there?
  • What’s the future of place making?
  • Is it a deliberate process or is it accidental?
  • What kind of investment should be put into place making?
  • How does place interact with learning?
  • Does society influence place or does place influence society?
  • How does a changing demographic affect place?
  • What makes a good place?

Join institutional and corporate higher education planners! Learn more and register.


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