FutureVU (Land Use Planning Initiative)
What is FutureVU?
Ensuring the Vanderbilt University campus is designed and prepared at every level to support its students, faculty and staff in their work each day to uphold the university’s mission and values is the aim of a comprehensive campus land use planning process named FutureVU, now underway. Launched in November 2015, the aim of FutureVU is to articulate a comprehensive vision for the university’s footprint and to provide a basis for campus stewardship that enhances the university’s mission.
A Framework for the Future
In June 2013, Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos launched an academic strategic planning process. This inclusive process synthesized input from the entire campus, including all ten colleges and schools. Through a bottom-up, faculty led approach, the effort included over 600 faculty formally and informally in the process. In total, well over 1,250 colleagues (faculty, staff, alumni, etc.) contributed to the process. The end result was a draft academic strategic plan that was approved by the Vanderbilt Board of Trust in June 2014. View an outline of the process and learn more about the Academic Strategic Plan >
Looking forward, Vanderbilt’s land use plan (FutureVU) will support the academic strategic plan and focus on the following objectives:
- Create standards for facilities and landscapes that embody our commitment to diversity and inclusion;
- Improve the collegiate environment and fostering notable success of the College Halls experience;
- Foster trans-institutional collaboration, result, and development;
- Adopt an ethic of sustainability;
- Foster community outreach and connectivity, and the “One Vanderbilt” principles of collaboration that are an important element of Vanderbilt’s uniqueness.
Related news and events:
- Campus learns about land use plan at FutureVU Expo
- Students, administrators discuss West End neighborhood planning at Chancellor’s Town Hall
- FutureVU enters spring semester with focus on inclusion, sustainability and transportation
- Future of graduate and professional student housing focus of chancellor’s working group
- Zeppos invites Vanderbilt community to join transportation working groups
- FutureVU making progress on charting course for Vanderbilt’s campus
- Vanderbilt Magazine: A plan for all seasons: Vanderbilt explores a land use plan that drives its mission
- Land use town hall participants articulate campus likes – and dislikes
- Chancellor’s Town Hall will discuss Vanderbilt’s land use plan Dec. 7
- Symposium begins yearlong campus planning process by asking big questions
- Nov. 2 symposium marks first steps in developing campus land use plan
- An update from Chancellor Zeppos on the 2015-16 academic year