The Importance of Placemaking on Campus

Posted on February 24, 2011 by


Johns Hopkins Homewood campus, Upper Quad

Students, current and graduated, continue to have a deep connection with their college campus. There used to be a time when colleges put a great amount of effort in placemaking on campus- the “art and science of creating good public spaces where people want to gather.”

Universities today are beginning to realize the importance of creating better places for students to gather and interact. Campuses with buildings that relate to one another, offer manicured open spaces, and are designed for the pedestrian- not the car, are linked to increased admissions and alumni donations.

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