Campus & Community
The landscape is a shared system of topography, vegetation, and hydrology. The campus landscape plan seeks to increase the presence of natural systems, minimize the campus' impact on watersheds, support biodiversity, be conscientious with material choices, be proactive about energy efficiency, and restore a network of nature paths accessible to the whole community.
Why a landscape plan?
Princeton's campus, considered one of the most beautiful in the world, is the legacy of more than a century of thoughtful collaboration between the administration, architects, and landscape architects.
As the campus continues to grow, the landscape plan will enable Princeton to highlight and protect the unique qualities of its historic campus, to encourage the efficient use of space and movement, to introduce principles of landscape sustainability, to enable growth in a manner that protects the integrity of the campus landscape, and to renew and continue practices begun by the founders and earlier landscape planners.
Photos: Courtesy of the Princeton University Office of Communications and Campus Plan consultants.
© 2006 The Trustees of Princeton University. Last update: December 20, 2006