Town Hall: On the Campus Development Planning Process
President Amy Gutmann wrote in her Welcome Back message (Almanac September 6, 2005): “When Penn takes possession of the 14-acre postal lands property in a year and a half from now, we will begin transforming surface lots, fallow buildings, and eyesores into a vibrant, mixed-use neighborhood, featuring new space for research, cafes, shops and restaurants, arts venues, and recreation. Planning effectively for this transformation requires harnessing the expertise, contributions, and perspectives of our Trustees, faculty, city and community leaders, staff, students, and alumni.”
Over the course of this academic year, the Campus Development Planning Committee—which President Gutmann formed last spring (Almanac April 5, 2005)—is seeking counsel from the broad spectrum of the Penn community.
As part of the information gathering and sharing process, the Committee is hosting a Town Hall meeting to discuss campus planning efforts and ideas. The meeting will be held on Monday, November 14 from 4 to 6 p.m. in Bodek Lounge, Houston Hall. All Penn faculty, staff and students are invited to attend this event. We encourage you to participate in this forum and contribute your ideas to the Campus Development Planning Committee to ensure that we develop a dynamic campus.
—Provost Ron Daniels, Co-chair of Campus Development Planning Committee
—EVP Craig Carnaroli, Co-chair of Campus Development Planning Committee
—Senior VP Facilities Omar Blaik, Vice Chair of Campus Development Planning Committee
Almanac, Vol. 52, No. 11, November 8, 2005
November 8, 2005
Volume 52 Number 11