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Community & Sustainability

Community and Sustainability


While talking about the campus’s short-comings, it’s important to recognize its assets. Parkland is a truly unique environment. It has a sense of community that not many campuses have. Between the campuses’s diverse but unified architecture and it’s dense, centralized planning, there is a real sense of place. It is a very walkable campus with access to mass transit, landscaped gardens for student interaction and interconnecting wings that allow for year-round access. These are assets that add to Parkland’s competitive edge over other community colleges and 4-year institutions.

With the future development of the campus, we are focusing on sustainable principles. The overall guiding idea is to meet the needs of campus development and its operations with minimal environmental impact. This relates to efficient use of infrastructure, preservation of existing ecology, sustainable site planning, safeguard water and water efficiency, energy efficiency, conservation of materials and resources and indoor environmental quality. These ideals will extend from planning and into the design and construction of each campus project.

By reflecting the character of the campus; limiting environmental impact on the site and resources; and creating a diverse and lively environment; we can create the kind of competitive campus that will draw and retain the kind of talent that the Parkland needs for its future.

 

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