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