Penn Connects 3.0
Over a decade ago, we set out to transform the University of Pennsylvania campus. We called our vision for the future Penn Connects, because we were intent on creating the most vibrant, sustainable and innovative urban university that's deeply connected to our local community with far-reaching global perspectives. Signature projects such as Penn Park, the Singh Center for Nanotechnology and the New College House at Hill Field capture the spirit of new green spaces, reinvented campus gateways, and deepened mixed-use connections to the city.
Penn Connects 2.0 then upped our investment in Penn's historic West Philadelphia campus, while boldly creating a new innovation ecosystem exemplified by the exciting new Pennovation Works. With the opening of the Penn Biden Center for Diplomacy and Global Engagement in D.C. and the Penn Wharton China Center in Beijing, Penn’s leadership in global affairs now extends beyond our Philadelphia campus to the capitals of two major nations.
Here in our beloved home of Philadelphia, since 2006, Penn has added 6 million square feet of new construction and we have reinvested in 2.7 million square feet of renovated space while also adding 30.25 acres of new open space. These capital achievements represent a combined public and private investment of $3.8 billion.
And we are by no means done!
Our vision for Penn Connects 3.0 will continue 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.
View the new publication, Penn Connects 3.0 Realizing the Vision (PDF sections below):