Recent Updates

Summer 2020: Virtual Open House for LRDP and Campus Master Plan

May 28, 2020

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

Dear campus community,

New Campus and Public Survey Findings Help Guide LRDP update

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.

Online public session to receive comments on the scope of the Environmental Impact Report (Live Webcast) - April 27, 6:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

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.

Surveys encourage early and ongoing participation in the LRDP and Campus Master Plan planning processes

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.

Berkeley-based firm with 40-plus years of experience to lead preparation of LRDP Environmental Impact Report

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.

Workshops Provide Key Insights on the Campus Experience

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.

Display Showcases LRDP Progress and Emerging Themes

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.

Campus-wide Tabling Introduces Hundreds to LRDP and Campus Master Plan Initiatives

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!