Campus Planning

About Us

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The goals of Campus Planning projects and activities are to:

  • Develop and maintain the planning vision for the UC Davis campus
  • Create a physical framework to support the teaching, research and public services mission of the campus
  • Manage campus lands and resources in a spirit of stewardship for the future
  • Provide an environment to enrich campus life and serve the greater community
  • Assure campus plans maintain flexibility to respond to the needs of a dynamic campus

Examples of campus planning projects include the development of the UC Davis Long Range Development Plan (LRDP), District Planning Guides (examples: South Entry District Planning Guide and the Health Sciences District Planning Guide), the Main Campus and the Russell Ranch, and site studies for Major Capital Projects (example: the upcoming building for the College of Engineering). Campus planners are also involved in community and regional planning activities.

Campus Planning is leading a special initiative to build a mixed-use residential commuity on campus, West Village. West Village will be home to over 4,000 faculty, staff and students, a village green surrounded by cafes and conveniences, the Davis Center for Los Rios Community College District, a satellite high school, and strong bus and bike connection to the heart of campus.

Staff responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain UC Davis Long Range Development Plan
  • Prepare District and Neighborhood Planning Guides
  • Prepare site studies
  • Prepare campus circulation and open space plans
  • Advise project designers on physical planning issues
  • Develop land−use plans and policy issues on private/public partnership developments
  • Coordinate land−use issues with community and city/county government