At the Society of College & University Planning's (SCUP) 2015 Pacific Regional Conference, Principal Mario Violich will be presenting a session on the Ormond Beach Master Plan entitled A New Campus Model for Education, Environment and Economic Planning.
Due to unprecedented environmental challenges of growth and global warming, the California coastline requires new models for development that balance environmental stewardship, education and commercial development. Through a unique partnership between the California State Coastal Conservancy and the University of California the Ormond Beach master plan vision links Oxnard to the coast by combining ecotourism and agricultural tourism that generates a greater economic return than the current agricultural and light industrial uses. The presentation will take place Monday, March 23, 2015, 3:45 PM–4:45 PM at Portland State University's Smith Memorial Student Union, Room 236. More information is available here.