Events

Forum dates and locations

About the Community Interactive Forums

UC Santa Cruz is currently in the process of developing a new Long Range Development Plan (LRDP). An LRDP is the campus’s general planning framework. An LRDP designates campus areas for certain types of uses, such as housing, classrooms and recreation. It's not an approval to develop facilities or a mandate for enrollment growth. Rather, It is an important planning tool for providing the infrastructure needed to successfully educate students. The LRDP planning horizon is 20 years.

Creating an LRDP takes time, expertise, and collaboration—vital components for a healthy process to which UC Santa Cruz is committed.  The campus has been engaging with a variety of stakeholders to share information and understand different perspectives. As part of this engagement process, the campus will host three community interactive LRDP forums across the county. Forums are open to all community members.

The forums will take place from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm. They are designed to be interactive and ensure that attendees can spend their time learning about and giving feedback on the topics of greatest interest to them. They are structured to accommodate a variety of schedule constraints so individuals can come and go at their convenience:

  • Attendees will be able to drop by various information stations on water, transportation, housing, environment/ecology, and carbon/energy.
  • Participants can share concerns and offer suggestions and/or possible solutions for each of these topics.
  • There will also be an interview/survey station where attendees can share their thoughts, concerns and ideas about any aspect of the LRDP.
  • Midway through the forum, there will be a question and answer session.

Overview of existing conditions on campus (Winter 2018)