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Reflections on Campus Planning: Lessons for Practice
Focus (2013)
  • William Riggs, California Polytechnic State University - San Luis Obispo
Planning is a diverse field with many different areas of professional practice. Campus planning, as opposed to traditional city planning, is one of these areas—different than traditional municipal, and having a unique requirements that are framed by jurisdictional, environmental, and physical planning needs of the respective institution. Based on my experience in this role, planners need a flexible skillset that moves beyond the traditional role of processing permits and crafting zoning codes. They need to be deep thinkers and leaders who can adapt to changing situations and understand nuanced bureaucracy. By taking advantage of it, as well as other practical words of wisdom, I believe both current and future planners can excel in almost any professional situation they find themselves in—being the glue that pulls unique projects and people together for success.
Publication Date
Winter December 2, 2013
Citation Information
William Riggs. "Reflections on Campus Planning: Lessons for Practice" Focus Vol. 10 (2013)
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