On May 4, JLL and Sasaki co-hosted a panel discussion on Public Private Partnerships (P3s) in university settings at the MIT Media Lab. Esteemed panelists included institutional leaders from UMASS Boston; University of California, Merced; and Drexel University who spoke to their direct experiences implementing P3 projects on their campuses to achieve development objectives that at once serve immediate campus spatial needs, long-term missions, and budgetary realities.
Pictured from Left: Keith A. Orris, Senior Vice President, Corporate Relations and Economic Development, Drexel University; Patricia Filippone, Executive Director of the University of Massachusetts Building Authority (UMBA); Daniel Feitelberg, Senior Advisor to the Chancellor, Planning and Budget, University of California, Merced; and Kevin Wayer, JLL P3 expert as moderator.
Concluding the event, Greg Havens, AIA, AICP, Sasaki planner and principal and Brad Barnett, planner and co-director of Sasaki Strategies—our data visualization and software development group—presented a number of highly innovative custom-built data-visualization software technologies which are helping universities uncover adjacencies and align university priorities with development plans. Havens and Barnett showed how use of existing data sets as diverse as class schedules to city bus routes to Yelp reviews can yield a powerful and useful picture of the functioning of buildings, campuses, and their surrounding contexts to highlight opportunities for citing new P3 projects and planning for their programmatic uses.
See photos of the event below: