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2013 SCUP Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus, Honor Award

2013 SCUP Excellence in Planning for an Existing Campus, Honor Award | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

The jury said, “It is a university project but also a City of Philadelphia project in terms of its impact and how it extends the city. It gives to the city.”

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

This project is at the University of Pennsylvania. The application process for the 2014 awards is open now.

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Britain Is Experimenting With a Glowing, Seemingly Self-Aware Bike Path

Britain Is Experimenting With a Glowing, Seemingly Self-Aware Bike Path | SCUP Links | Scoop.it

"The "Starpath" absorbs sunlight during the day and glows with a supernatural-looking topaz aura at night."

Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

We bet that there will be at least one US campus with a path like this by October 2014!

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We Need to Design Parking Garages With a Car-less Future in Mind

We Need to Design Parking Garages With a Car-less Future in Mind | SCUP Links | Scoop.it
Building adaptable structures will save time, money, and material waste.
Society for College and University Planning (SCUP)'s insight:

There's a growing belief among architects and designers that all urban parking garages should be built with these "good bones," which will allow them to be re-purposed in the future. For a variety of reasons, from higher gas prices to greater densification to better transit options, city residents will continue to drive fewer cars. As a result, we'll eventually require fewer parking lots. The ability to adapt a structure rather than tear it down will save developers time, money, and material waste.


"As the auto culture wanes we're going to have a lot of demolition to do, which is unfortunate," says Tom Fisher, dean of the College of Design at the University of Minnesota. "If we're going to build these [garages] let's design them in a way that they can have alternative uses in the future. With just a few tweaks that's really possible."

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