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Masterplan looks to preserve cultural and historical aspects of campus life

” 3.7 Memory: One of the characteristics of place that technology has
not yet been able to replicate or replace is the ability of
buildings, public spaces and landscapes to be the repository
of memory. The memories of student days that were
recounted during the consultation process were intimately
connected to the experience of the buildings and place and
to certain conditions of light and weather. Events, triumphs
and tragedies of past staff and Alumni are all capable of
being embedded in the place marked by art memorials,
exhibits, landscapes and architecture. The Master Plan
responds to this characteristic of place as carrier of
memory or mnemonic place with three specific proposals.
The concept should ideally be extended across the whole
campus, as a way of enabling the place to communicate
core values, knowledge and memories.” The Dunedin Master Plan Frameworks p.61

“3.12 Residential : It is also recommended that a long-term residential strategy
be considered by the University, that allows for an increase
in the number of second and later year undergraduates
returning to colleges and for the admission of first year
Dunedin residents, as reinforcement of the ‘student
experience’ that forms part of the University’s competitive
advantage.” The Dunedin Master Plan Frameworks p.68