Urban campuses like IUPUI are vibrant cities-within-cities, often porous in their boundaries and sometimes indistinguishable from the other neighborhoods that they border and with which they connect. They are also large, complex entities with all of the challenges that come along with the urban context: parking, safety and security, wayfinding, aesthetics, and sustainability are all real and relevant issues for campus users. Even those who have worked at IUPUI for several years can find it challenging to to navigate our dynamic environment, making it all the more difficult to serve students, faculty, staff, alumni, and community members.
This task force will focus on making IUPUI a more physically welcoming campus for everyone it serves. Among other key areas, this includes being able to get on and off campus with ease; to navigate the physical environment through effective wayfinding, signage, and other information touchpoints; to work, learn, and interact in aesthetically pleasing environments; and to operate in a sustainable, healthy campus that embraces and promotes its stewardship of place.