The North Atlantic Regional Conference for SCUP (NASCUP) is in Cambridge, MA this year, and Acentech is incredibly proud to announce it will be conducting a panel discussion with key decision makers at Harvard University and Dartmouth College this year. Fitting with this year’s theme of “Gown, Gown, Gown, Gown & Town.” Acentech will be discussing how noise can play a huge role in the relationships between schools and nearby communities. Here’s some general information on the event:
When: Monday, March 5th, 2018 | 2:30-3:30pm
Where: NASCUP 2018 | The Hyatt Regency Cambridge
Panelists: Bob Berens, Principal Consultant, Acentech | Danny Rico, SPM, Harvard Capital Projects | John L. Scherding, AVP, Planning, Design & Construction Dartmouth College
Convened by: Sarah McGillicuddy, Director of Marketing and Business Development, Acentech
Town/gown relationships are vital for facility planners during a campus expansion and recognizing neighbors’ issues with a project is key. Without this understanding, so-called small issues can become huge stumbling blocks. Planners from Harvard University and Dartmouth University reveal lessons learned, including how neighbors’ “irrational fears” may be tangible ways they can express vaguely-defined opposition to expansion plans. Addressing these issues methodically may (or may not) pave the way for broader acceptance.