The University of Sydney School of Architecture, Design and Planning has released its newest strategic plan, outlining key priorities and strategies for the next three years. The 2020-2023 Strategic Plan (pdf, 10.6MB) sets out the School’s strategic vision, which encompasses a combination of strategies aimed at maintaining the world-class reputation of the School, expanding our influence, and increasing our contribution to solutions for global issues.
In 2018 the School celebrated our first 100 years of influence in built environment and design professions. The new Strategic Plan is designed to cement this leadership as we enter our second century of challenge and change.
“In this strategic plan we reaffirm and extend our commitment to social justice; to educate architecture, design and planning professionals with the skills, critical orientation and collaborative mindset appropriate to 21st century careers; and to produce disciplinary and multidisciplinary knowledges valued equally by the society we serve and our intellectual peers,” said Head of School and Dean, Professor Robyn Dowling.
“The plan was developed with our staff, alumni and professional communities, and through it we invite our staff, students, alumni and professions to join us in shaping better environments for future generations”.
Our mission: We lead and inspire thought on built and designed environments, objects and experiences. Our staff and students work in partnership with the professions and each other to shape inclusive and sustainable futures. Together we apply creativity, rigour and a collaborative mindset to advance knowledge.
There are three pillars to the strategy – Education, Research and Culture.
In Education the emphasis is on undergraduate, postgraduate and post-professional programs that enable graduates to be creative leaders equipped to deliver public good.
Our research will continue to combine scholarship, experimentation, design and practice to interrogate the challenges of our time.
The plan instils a culture in which we instigate and inspire public debate, and commit to ensuring that the Indigenous knowledge systems and placemaking that have shaped this Country are embedded into practice. Each pillar will be underpinned by operational excellence to enable our goals.
The seventeen distinct strategic priorities across the pillars will allow a clear and robust application of the plan as a whole, in partnerships with our staff, students and professions.