March 12, 2003

Campus Visioning Workshops Announced – Second Session
Ed Poppell, Vice President of Finance and Administration

The University of Florida has launched a planning process that will invite
the broad campus community to develop a shared vision for the physical
aspects of the campus environment.  The University Vision 2040 (UV40)
planning program will develop a unified, comprehensive vision for the future
of the University of Florida campus.  This vision will consider land use,
transportation, environment, human interaction, and academic programming to
recommend an optimum use of existing land and human resources.  This vision
will guide future decisions regarding development, infrastructure and
environmental stewardship at the University of Florida.  It will also serve
as the foundation of the Comprehensive Master Plan update for 2005-2025.

The first session of workshops was held on March 5th, 6th and 7th at Emerson
Alumni Hall, Harn Museum and Reitz Union.  Sixty people attended the
workshops to provide input into the vision for the future of UF’s campus.
Attendees discussed strengths and weaknesses of the campus environment as
well as their ideas for improving and preserving certain features.  They
considered a variety of creative approaches for directing the university’s
future growth, and participated in a mapping exercise to explore a variety
of ways that future growth might fit into the existing campus. The audience
was introduced to the current 2000-2010 Comprehensive Master Plan, and
explored alternative approaches to campus design.  These approaches included
historic trends, current plans, future possibilities, and classroom studio
investigations conducted by student groups.  Preliminary results from
Session One workshops will be presented during the Session Two workshops for
further discussion.  For additional information and to follow this process
please visit

Registration is not required, but to help us better prepare for the
workshops please RSVP to [log in to unmask] and indicate which
workshops you plan to attend.  Questions may be directed to Linda Dixon by
replying to this email address or by calling 392-8799.

UV40 Campus Vision - Session Two
March 19:         Emerson Hall Teaching Classroom, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March 20:         Medical Science Building Auditorium, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
March 21:         Reitz Union, Room 235, 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
9:00               Registration and “Open House”
9:30               Welcome and Overview of Session One
9:45               Review and Discuss Draft Goals and Vision Statement
10:15             Presentation of Draft Recommendations
10:45             Break and “Open House”
11:15             Review and Discuss Draft Recommendations
11:45             Wrap Up and Discuss Next Steps
12:00             Adjourn

March 20:         Doyle Connor Building, 1911 SW 34 Street, 6:30 PM – 8:30
6:30               Welcome and Overview of Session One
7:00               Open House
8:30               Adjourn

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