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SCUP Tour showcases FutureVU Plans and Progress

Jul. 20, 2018—The Division of Administration hosted over 50 architects, designers and higher-education leaders from the Society for College and University Planning on July 16 to showcase Vanderbilt’s FutureVU vision and progress across campus. “Inviting these industry leaders on campus to see, touch and learn about the innovative work being done at Vanderbilt is an honor,” said Mike Perez, associate vice chancellor...

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Vandy Walks Sustainability Tour of Campus

Jul. 11, 2018—A guided tour of Vanderbilt’s sustainable campus features will be given on July 17th, 2018 for this month’s Vandy Walks Tour. The tour group will meet at Rand Terrace and will be from 12-12:45pm. Chelsea Hamilton and Paul Marshall will lead participants through tour spaces including the Rand Hall green roof and LEED-certified Warren/Moore Colleges...

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Farm to Table: Peabody’s Knapp Farm was an early experiment in sustainability

Jun. 22, 2018—Read the Vanderbilt Magazine Story here. Peabody College’s Knapp Farm featured a dairy barn housing what was likely the first herd of purebred Holstein cows in the South. Vanderbilt Special Collections and University Archives. Sustainability has become a buzzword in recent years, used to describe everything from economics to transportation. But at its root, the concept...

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Wellcast: FutureVU and a Healthier You!

May. 18, 2018—Eric Kopstain, Vice Chancellor for Administration at Vanderbilt University, discusses FutureVU, the visionary land use planning initiative at Vanderbilt. He explains the goals of FutureVU and describes the many ways it is enhancing the health and wellness of faculty, staff, and students. Listen here.

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FutureVU pop-up park to transform Central Neighborhood April 2-6

Apr. 2, 2018—Vanderbilt is turning its Central Neighborhood into an interactive pop-up park April 2-6. The site sits adjacent to Branscomb Quadrangle, the E. Bronson Ingram Studio Arts Center and the Engineering and Science Building. The park, created as part of FutureVU, is intended to activate this high-traffic outdoor space and provide opportunities for community events and recreational...

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Redesigned sustainability report expands focus to include holistic environmental efforts

Mar. 15, 2018—Vanderbilt displays a new emissions baseline in a redesigned version of its annual sustainability report that outlines the university’s environmental impact in 2016. The university’s GHG emissions come from three evenly split sources. Natural gas for the on-campus power plant and individual buildings represents 31 percent; 33 percent is power purchased from Nashville Electric Service;...

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Panel discussion on Nashville Transit Plan set for Feb. 23

Feb. 15, 2018—Read the MyVU story here. The Office of Community, Neighborhood & Government Relations and Vanderbilt Center for Transportation and Operational Resiliency (VECTOR) invite the Vanderbilt community to attend a lunch-and-learn panel discussion about the proposed Nashville Transit Plan. The event will feature diverse perspectives from research by Vanderbilt faculty members on emerging technologies that could disrupt or enable future...

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Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center announce support for mayor’s transit initiative

Feb. 1, 2018—by Princine Lewis | Jan. 29, 2018, 5:16 PM. Read the Vanderbilt News story here.  Vanderbilt University and Vanderbilt University Medical Center today jointly announced their official support for Mayor Megan Barry’s efforts to expand Nashville’s transit options. “We must match our collective ambitions for the future of Nashville with investments in our future prosperity,” said Vanderbilt University Chancellor...

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‘Green Roof Day’ to highlight FutureVU sustainability efforts Nov. 29

Nov. 27, 2017—The five green roofs on campus will be featured this week during the latest pop-up event sponsored by FutureVU, Vanderbilt’s land-use planning initiative.FutureVU and the Sustainability and Environmental Management Office on Wednesday will host Green Roof Day, an event designed to showcase a campus-wide sustainability effort that often goes unnoticed. Some green roofs on campus are hidden, while...

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West End neighborhood beautification efforts previewed by pop-up park

Nov. 21, 2017—Vandy Fanatics hosted a football tailgate last Saturday at the Kensington Place pop-up park. The park, planned by the FutureVU team, was open from Nov. 8 to 12. (Steve Green/Vanderbilt) The FutureVU team turned a portion of Kensington Place into a park for Vanderbilt community members to enjoy last week in advance of beautification efforts slated...

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