News

May 28, 2020

This message was sent to all UC Berkeley faculty, students, and staff on May 28, 2020.

Dear campus community,

May 19, 2020

Four new reports convey key feedback from students, faculty, staff, and the community, that will help campus planners in their multiyear effort to update the Long Range Development Plan.

April 7, 2020

As a result of the expanding outbreak of COVID-19 and restrictions placed on in-person gatherings throughout the State of California, in consultation with the UC Office of the President and the Office of General Counsel, UC Berkeley will host an online public session to receive public comments on the scope of the EIR, rather than an in-person event. The online public session will be hosted on the evening of April 27, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

February 28, 2020

Two recently conducted surveys provided the campus and the public an opportunity to contribute their ideas and thoughts about the future development of UC Berkeley's campus. Surveys ran from April 2019 to October 2019 and were available to faculty, staff, and students - as well as the general public. The campus version also included our triennial (every three years) transportation survey.

January 29, 2020

Capital Strategies has selected PlaceWorks to lead the preparation of the Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for UC Berkeley's updated Long Range Development Plan (LRDP). The EIR serves as the comprehensive environmental analysis for the LRDP. With offices in downtown Berkeley, PlaceWorks has over 40 years of experience providing environmental review, planning and design services to communities throughout California - including preparing the EIR for UC Berkeley's current LRDP more than 15 years ago.

December 9, 2019

During fall 2019, a series of workshops has provided new and valuable insights from the UC Berkeley campus community regarding potential updates to our Long Range Development Plan and Campus Master Plan. Conducted by Sasaki Associates and planners from UC Berkeley Capital Strategies, each workshop centered around a distinct theme and provided attendees an opportunity to share their unique campus experiences and participate in active problem-solving scenarios and brainstorming exercises.

October 23, 2019

A colorful display of large posters captivated passers-by this past week at Sather Gate and North Gate. On October 15 and 16, Capital Strategies staff hosted an outdoor showcase highlighting progress made to date on the LRDP and Campus Master Plan initiatives, as well as some key emerging themes. Faculty, staff, and students were invited to ask questions about the findings and to submit their questions and planning ideas.

September 16, 2019

After four days of tabling across the campus – from Savio Steps to North Gate, and Kroeber Plaza to Sather Gate – the Capital Strategies team met hundreds of faculty, students, and staff and introduced them to the LRDP and Campus Master Plan initiatives. In addition to asking everyone to sign-up for future project updates, the team also answered numerous questions about campus planning and listened to creative ideas and suggestions about planning our future campus. Passers-by also got the chance to spin a wheel for a chance to win a fabulous prize – like a UC Berkeley notebook!

September 12, 2019

In their efforts to update UC Berkeley’s Long Range Development Plan, Capital Strategies has selected Sasaki Associates as lead consultant and Page as LRDP strategy consultant. In these capacities, their dedicated teams with extensive experience in higher education campus planning will analyze existing conditions of UC Berkeley’s physical campus (e.g.

September 4, 2019

Capital Strategies will be hosting tabling sessions at multiple locations around campus on several dates in September 2019. The entire campus – faculty, students, and staff – are invited to stop by to learn more about the Long Range Development Plan and Campus Master Plan, the current work underway to update these planning documents, and to sign up for email updates.

We look forward to meeting you and hearing your questions!

Tuesday, September 10, 2019
12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Location: Savio Steps

August 1, 2019

UC Berkeley Capital Strategies, under the direction of the Vice Chancellor of Finance, is responsible for the management of the day-to-day LRDP effort. The LRDP update initiative is guided by an Advisory Group (comprised of senior campus leadership) and a Working Group (with representatives from campus groups, students and faculty).

April 10, 2019

Chancellor Carol Christ issued the following message today:

To the Berkeley Campus Community

Now that we have completed our first, new Strategic Plan in 16 years, the campus is ready to take the next, necessary step to turn its aspirations into physical reality by updating our Long Range Development Plan (LRDP) and creating a new Campus Master Plan.

April 9, 2019

To learn more about the process and objectives for our LRDP and Campus Master Plan, Chancellor Christ will host two town halls on Wednesday, April 24, at noon, and on Monday, April 29, at 6:30 p.m. Both town halls are in the Pauley Ballroom at the MLK Jr. Student Union.

April 8, 2019

Please take a few minutes to give us your perspectives on some introductory questions that will guide our future work on the Long Range Development Plan and Campus Master Plan. The survey is open to the general public from April 8, 2019, through September 30, 2019.