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Advancing the Spatially Enabled Smart Campus, Final Report

  • Author(s): Janelle, Donald G.;
  • Kuhn, Werner;
  • Gould, Michael;
  • Lovegreen, Maureen
  • et al.

The meeting on Advancing the Spatially Enabled Smart Campus (Santa Barbara CA, 11-12 Dec 2013) yielded four principal outcomes:

First, it brought together experts from diverse fields (e.g., sustainable development, building information management systems, geographic information systems, library information science, computer science, geography, spatial cognition, and education), providing opportunities to build collaborative relationships that, beginning with this report, will encourage publications that advance our understanding of the technological, institutional, and social aspects of sustainable smart campus innovations.Second, the establishment of a repository of ongoing smart-campus projects is encouraged, highlighting best practices that emphasize spatial perspectives on the implementation of smart campus initiatives in support of sustainability. This began with the posting of position papers and presentations from this specialist meeting at, a resource that will be expanded through solicitations and volunteered contributions.Third, the meeting helped in the dissemination of information about the globalized Linked Universities Network ( for data that supports intercampus knowledge infrastructures.Fourth, the meeting itemized arguments and evidence for building a case for the spatially enabled smart campus and presenting it to university administrators, highlighting sustainability, knowledge sharing, cost effectiveness, student involvement and learning, safety, and other perspectives.

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