Specific Charges for 2010-2011

All Specific Charges are in addition to each committee's "General" Charge in the Council Bylaws

  1. Examine issues related to general-use space not controlled by specific schools. It should begin with a careful survey of the existing space and of the current unmet needs for such space.
  1. Assess the progress that the University is making in bicycle and pedestrian safety. The new South Street bridge is expected to reopen in late 2010, and the committee should note the effect of this opening on both vehicular and bicycle traffic to and from the campus.
  1. Monitor the extent and use of green space on campus and receive updates on the progress of the Penn Park. Although Penn Park will probably not be complete by the end of the 2010-2011 academic year, the committee should monitor its progress and plans for understanding how it will be used by students, by other members of the Penn community and by individuals from outside the Penn community.?
  1. Space at the north end of Penn Park has been reserved for "future development." Discuss with University planners what is being considered for that development, and whether it will eventually present an opportunity to plan for facilities that would be a draw for all of the Penn community and which might help integrate the east campus with the rest of the University.
  1. Review and discuss the committee?s general charge and identify two or three issues that should be given highest priority for the committee?s work in AY 2011-2012.

Committee Members


Michael McGarvey


David Hollenberg


Taylor Berkowitz


Charles Branas*
Femida Handy
Janine Remillard
Witold Rybczynski*
Bernard Shapiro*
Walter Wales*
Rachel Weinberger

Graduate/professional students:

Henry Friedman
David Streim

Undergraduate students:

Jon Monfred
Edward Ober


Lisa Anzalone*
Ellen Mueller


Steven Hauber
Linda Satchell

*Indicates reappointment as chair or member.