UMASS AMHERST campus planning
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creating
a culture
of planning.

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preliminary planning principles

next steps

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key issues
integrate a large campus with overlapping neighborhoods

UMass is a large institution comprised of multiple neighborhoods and communities:

  • The on-campus housing varies from traditional campus quads to urban neighborhoods which meet different students needs and expectations
  • The academic core is divided into Science/Engineering to the north and Liberal Arts across the Pond; while this creates distinct uses, there is limited overlap which could foster more interdisciplinary pursuits
  • The campus core should be the most vibrant neighborhood, but does not successfully foster University interaction due to discreet zones for Science/Engineering vs. Liberal Arts and residential separated from academic; mixing residential, academic, and social uses would create a more vibrant place

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INTEGRATE

overlapping neighborhoods

Academic

Quads

Recreation

Urban


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