Office of the Executive Vice President

Campus Planning with a Vision of the Future

Penn Connects is a land use and urban design strategy with a 30-year horizon to advance Penn as a premier urban research university. The plan has the following goals:

  • Establish new connections and gateways between the campus, Center City and neighboring communities
  • Concentrate mixed-use, dense development at strategic locations by taking advantage of existing transportation hubs
  • Create a new signature urban park that includes recreational and athletic amenities
  • Provide new public gathering spaces and pathways to link the core campus with the newly acquired land to the east
  • Accommodate significant development potential for future academic, research and cultural programs
  • Establish a University presence along the Schuylkill River Corridor

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