Media Advisory

Public Meeting: UF Strategic Development Plan Meeting May 2

WHAT: A public meeting to inform UF students, faculty and staff and the greater Gainesville community about UF’s Strategic Development Plan and progress to date, including preliminary results of a CoMap survey, and to receive feedback from participants on future planning

WHO: Presented by the University of Florida and representatives from Elkus Manfredi Architects in strategic partnership with DumontJanks, the consultant team hired to design and execute the plan

WHEN AND WHERE: 6-7 p.m. May 2 in the Warrington Room at Emerson Hall, 1938 W University Ave.

BACKGROUND: The University of Florida, with support from the Gainesville community, has launched a project that will identify ways to create a physical environment conducive to preeminence by examining the elements that make a great university town, including housing, transportation and overall infrastructure. Commissioned by UF senior vice president and chief operating officer Charlie Lane, UF’s Strategic Development Plan will provide possible roadmaps for the future of UF and the surrounding community by identifying the best opportunities for livability, wise growth and economic viability.

The university, with assistance from its consulting team, conducted a Co-Map survey designed to reveal how the university functions today and what its strategic development plan should include for the future. Results of the survey will be shared at the meeting.

Laptops will be set up and staffed before, during and after the presentation for anyone who wants to contribute to the Co-Map survey.

MEDIA CONTACT: Linda Dixon, Director of Planning, Planning, Design and Construction,, 352-273-4010

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