CAPLA officially launched the Strategic Plan with a celebration that reflected on the culmination of all the work that went into the development of the plan. President of the University of Arizona Robert C. Robbins and Dean of the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture Nancy Pollock-Ellwand addressed the crowd with a message excitement. Nancy also introduced the Futures Council in her remarks. Watch their remarks here. 

A copy of Nancy's presentation is available here. 

UPDATE: Please find the presentations and information from the December 13, 2018 Strategic Initiatives Breakfast here. 


Since the fall of 2017, the College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture has been developing the CAPLA Strategic Plan for the coming 5-10 year period. Under the direction of Nancy Pollock-Ellwand, dean of the college, and in concert with the college leadership, faculty, staff and students as well as alumni, professionals and university partners this has been a highly consultative process.  It has also been ably facilitated by external consultant Kathy Church of Strategic Focus Associates who helped broaden the perceptive and reach.

The new plan nearing completion and is available here for review and comment.




Please find a draft of the plan here.


Please email your comments here.


The following is a timeline and then the outline of the process and progress of the strategic planning process and implementation. For further information and a breakdown of each of these steps, please click here



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