John D. Wiley
UW-Madison has arrived at a rare and exciting moment.
Together, we have the chance to design our legacy and define our future through creating a master plan that will guide the evolution of the UW-Madison campus for many years to come.
This moment allows us to use our imaginations to envision a campus that is more workable, more livable and more sustainable - and one that will carry our teaching, research and service mission into the next decade and beyond.
We want a campus that is functional, one that balances the needs of teachers and students; of drivers and pedestrians; of needed redevelopment and inviting open spaces. We want a campus that responsibly marshals its resources by planning intelligently for campus renewal and anticipating future needs.
Some older buildings will be ripe for renovation, while others that have outlived their usefulness will be targeted for removal to make way for new facilities and open spaces.
We are keenly aware that this campus is a treasured place, with its splendid lakeshore and university heritage. It is a spectacular setting, and we need and want to create more on-campus spaces that define us and symbolize our Wisconsin spirit.
We plan to lay out a strategy that takes into account needed new infrastructure, transportation and parking issues, utilities and open spaces. In doing so, we hope to build a more efficient campus, one that will continue to fulfill its mission in years to come. We also want to set an aesthetic tone by establishing architectural guidelines that will give this campus a sense of place.
We know that this dynamic university is an important part of Madison and the world beyond, and we take that responsibility seriously.
I invite you to share your ideas and your vision for UW-Madison. Take part in meetings designed to gather campus and community input. Use this website to convey your thoughts about how the campus should look and how we can be more efficient. Let us know what we can do to make this a more purposeful, well-designed campus and one that serves our needs as we advance into the future.
John D. Wiley