Wayne State University's new campus plan provides a framework to guide decision making around the university's physical environment. It consists of three primary components:
- Important data sets and resulting analytics, most importantly on the use of existing space and the current condition of university buildings, and web-based mapping tools that promote data visualization and communication;
- Physical strategies and principles that better organize the campus; prioritize and direct capital investment; suggest near-term demolitions, renovations, and site improvements; make the campus more welcoming and inclusive for students, faculty, staff, and the community; and maximize future flexibility by providing options for long-term on-campus development;
- Organizational structures that promote integrated decision making within the university and better connect the university with its external community so as to allow for meaningful and sustained engagement.