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Dynamic Planning Leads to Expanded Growth on Major Campuses #umiami Symposium 9/18

Dynamic Planning Leads to Expanded Growth on Major Campuses #umiami Symposium 9/18 | SCUP Links |

Recovering from recent economic challenges, three major institutions in the southern region of Florida are creating and implementing dynamic plans for the future that will be the catalyst to both expanded growth on the campuses and increased quality as they strive to meet the growing expectations of students and the changing face of higher education. The University of Miami is expanding, replacing, and renovating all of its existing housing stock through a carefully sequenced nine-year plan. The University of South Florida in Tampa is anticipating the use of a public-private partnership structure for a large scale mixed-use development including more than 2,000 student housing beds.  Florida International University is among the top 10 in national enrollment and number 1 nationally in graduating Hispanic students and has recently opened new student housing on that campus. 

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What Makes Some Cities Greener Than Others?

What Makes Some Cities Greener Than Others? | SCUP Links |

Richard Florida is a SCUP member favorite writer. In this post, he's deep in a series about green cities:


"Not surprisingly, residents of greener, lower emitting metros report higher levels of happiness. This shift is bound up with the deeper transformation of our economy and way of life - from an older industrial economy based on the exploitation of nature and physical labor to a more knowledge-based economy. New management systems began to see defects and inventory and ultimately emissions as costs to be eliminated. Waste became a costly enemy.


Our built environment and development patterns are just beginning to catch up. A growing number of cities and metros, especially those with more knowledge-based and talent-driven economies, place a premium on being clean and green as key elements of their quality of life and ability to attract talent. Bigger, denser metros which are less car-dependent generate greater energy efficiency and lower levels of pollution as well as higher levels of productivity and innovation."

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