Monday Afternoon Learning Opps

Integrative Planning: Achieving Campus Resilience and Vitality within Your Budget

  • Monday, July 31
  • 03:45 PM - 05:00 PM
  • Minneapolis Conv Ctr
  • 103D
  • BMO


Erika Bailey-Johnson

Sustainability Director

Bemidji State University

Bemidji, Minnesota

Kevin Holm


LHB, Inc.

Duluth, Minnesota

Shane Stennes

Director of Sustainability

University of Minnesota

Minneapolis, Minnesota

Elizabeth Turner

Architect and Campus Planner

Precipitate, PLLC

Minneapolis, Minnesota


Campuses today face multiple demands on their physical infrastructure. They must not only support academic and research needs while being fiscally responsible but also address additional design goals, such as attracting potential students, becoming resilient to weather and other disruptions, and demonstrating the latest environmental technology. Stakeholders bring varied perspectives and priorities to planning efforts, which often leads to separate plans that result in inefficient use of resources and overlooked design opportunities. To demonstrate an integrated approach to planning for facilities, resilience, and carbon neutrality, the speakers will guide attendees through Campus Resilience, an educational and collaborative campus planning game. Each player of the game takes on a campus stakeholder’s role to plan campus development that supports the academic experience while balancing funding of sustainability projects with operations and deferred maintenance, mimicking the real competition for priorities (and dollars) that campuses face. Teams will work toward the goal of carbon neutrality, a metric commonly used to demonstrate sustainability leadership that is impacted by most sustainable facilities strategies.

Learning Objectives

  • Advocate for integrative planning to achieve academic, cultural, environmental, and financial vitality goals.
  • Improve stakeholder engagement by better understanding diverse perspectives.
  • Craft and communicate facilities maintenance and sustainability strategies that produce the highest impact for the least cost.