Overall Rating Gold - expired
Overall Score 70.69
Liaison Careen Arsenault
Submission Date March 8, 2013
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Cornell University
PAE-3: Physical Campus Plan

Status Score Responsible Party
Complete 4.00 / 4.00 Robert Bland
Sr. Director
Energy & Sustainability
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Does the institution's physical campus plan include sustainability at a high level?:

A brief description of how the physical campus plan or amendment includes sustainability:

The concept of sustainability is embedded in the campus master plan in 7 broad areas and is a foundation for its principles and essential features. These are: (1) Regional Stewardship - responsible stewardship of the campus' vast land base, conservation of natural areas and agricultural land, and coordinating campus and community land uses for a regional pattern of sustainable development; (2) Physical Structure - campus layout that promotes compact development and the network of campus landscapes and connections to its natural setting; (3) Land Use - mixed-use development with easy access to amenities, services, housing and open space for a walkable, bike and transit friendly community; (4) Campus Landscapes - enhancing environmental and community health through an interconnected network of open spaces; (5) Transportation - coordinated with land use to provide sustainable transportation options within the campus and connecting with the local and regional communities; (6) Utilities - enhance existing utility corridors and integrate with higher density development, promoting the use of renewable energy; and (7) Implementation - having planning processes within the campus and community coordinated for a holistic view of development and conservation. Implementing the master plan is essential to meeting the goals of the campus sustainability plan.

The year the physical campus plan was developed or adopted:

The website URL where the physical campus plan is available:

Sustainability is integrated into all the principles and essential features of the campus master plan. The master plan is a foundational document for the University's Climate Action Plan - its implementation is essential to meeting several of our campus sustainability goals.

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