Office of Planning & Budgeting


October 5, 2012

University District Livability Partnership Underway

Staff from OPB in partnership with staff from Regional and Community Relations are participating in a community-wide effort known as the University District Livability Partnership (UDLP) – a four-year strategic initiative to encourage investment for a vibrant, walkable University District Community. The UDLP involves University District residents, business, social service providers, congregations, the Greater University…

May 22, 2012

New OPB Brief on University of Washington Seattle Campus Planning Initiatives

New OPB Brief on University of Washington Seattle Campus Planning Initiatives. The Office of Planning and Budgeting (OPB) coordinates and oversees physical campus planning initiatives for the UW’s campuses. OPB is currently engaging partners and experts across the Seattle campus in several new planning initiatives, which are highlighted in this brief. The focus ranges significantly,…

May 25, 2011

No Surprises in (Nearly) Final State Operating & Capital Budgets

While the House and Senate have yet to finish sine die today, both capital and operating budgets are close to final. The UW’s operating budget cut is $207 million over the biennium. UW’s cuts are comprised of “higher education reductions” and a mandatory 3 percent, general fund state compensation reduction ($12 million per year). Compensation reductions,…

March 24, 2011

Planning for Urbanization

In 43 years, the world’s population is expected to double.  In developing countries the urban population is expected to double between 2000 and 2030.  The urban land cover will double in 19 years and the built-up area of major cities in the developing world will triple.  At least, this is according to a new report,…

January 14, 2011

How Other Campuses Plan: Sustainability as Part of Campus Planning

Welcome to two new topics on OPBlog: Campus Planning and Capital Resources as they relate to a unified approach to capital planning. We will begin posting on topics related to capital resources, capital budgets, campus planning, and national trends in those areas.  This first post looks at planning efforts in Portland and the role Universities…

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