Consultation with University and community stakeholders is a central component of the 2026 Campus Plan process. The campus planning team has undertaken a broad consultation process composed of individual and small group interviews with senior University administrators, deans and senior staff in charge of key University services and departments. The campus planning team has also facilitated focus groups with Princeton graduate and undergraduate students, as well as with staff members within specific University departments. Beyond the campus, Urban Strategies has met with elected officials and senior staff members from Princeton, West Windsor, and Plainsboro, as well as officials from Mercer County. At the state level, Urban Strategies has met with representatives from the Department of Transportation and the Department of Environmental Protection.
In addition to these consultation sessions, the campus planning team has had meetings with the following groups:
Members of the University and local communities have the opportunity to engage directly with the campus planning team and provide input into the planning process through online and social media platforms. Urban Strategies launched this Campus Plan blog website where members of the campus community can comment, ask questions and retrieve up-to-date information throughout the duration of the campus planning process.
In April 2015, Urban Strategies launched an interactive campus mapping tool called “Campus Compass.” Developed specifically for Princeton, this mapping tool allowed users to virtually “travel” around the Princeton campus, describing how they use the campus and how they perceive it, and to share their ideas for improving it. The interactive tool was sent to University populations including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, staff and alumni, as well as members of the community. . The “Campus Compass” was online for a one-month period during which there was a significant response rate from each participant group. A summary of the preliminary results is available in the Campus Compass Data Summary.
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