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Campus Development

Penn Connects: Our Transformative Campus Plan

The Penn Connects plan, launched in 2006, was a blueprint for Penn’s land use, urban design, and campus development through 2011. With this plan, the University of Pennsylvania was intent on creating a vibrant, sustainable and innovative urban university that's deeply connected to its local community with far-reaching global perspectives.

The updated plan, Penn Connects 2.0, released in 2011, upped Penn's investment in our historic West Philadelphia campus, while boldly creating a new innovation ecosystem exemplified by the exciting new Pennovation Works. Penn's vision for Penn Connects 3.0 continues the transformation of our spectacular urban campus, supporting all aspects of Penn's teaching and scholarship, research and clinical care, while enriching our students' living and learning experiences, strengthening community engagement, and advancing sustainable leadership.

Visit the Penn Connects homepage to learn more.