Landscape Architects Envision Campus in 2067

Tuesday, March 29, 2016

During a three-day charrette—a compressed planning and design workshop similar to a hackathon—landscape architects gathered locally to imagine the Urbana-Champaign campus in 2067. Teams focused on creating schemes for carbon neutrality, cars, water, buildings, and technology that would take into account possible changes over the next 50 years and allow for flexibility to address later global transformations. University of Illinois graduate students collaborated with professionals from the design firms Olin, Michael Boucher Landscape Architecture, Peter Walker and Partners, and Site Design Group on proposals to reclaim unneeded parking spaces, use solar energy, move Research Park to the north end of campus, and implement other innovations to make the university setting a greener place. Learn more about this event inspired by the university's upcoming sesquicentennial from an article in Smile Politely.