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Urban Land Institute Report Available Online

January 17, 2013

Last fall, UC Merced retained the Urban Land Institute (ULI) to help identify the most cost-efficient and programmatically effective means of expanding the campus’s physical facilities to accommodate 10,000 students, along with associated faculty and staff, within the next eight to 10 years.

The ULI final report is now available for download. It includes a set of recommendations and guiding principles designed to move UC Merced quickly and efficiently toward its medium-term capacity objective of 10,000 students while lowering development costs, ensuring programmatic continuity, supporting sustainability goals, enhancing relations with the Greater Merced community and leveraging the university’s distinctive qualities.

While some of the recommendations, such as financing alternatives, could have longer-term relevance, the report itself focuses only on development over the next eight to 10 years.