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University Initiatives

New York University has grown into one of the nation's leading institutions of higher education, a dynamic and prominent research university that is "in and of the city" with an academic presence that spans the globe.

Universities are among the most enduring of human institutions.  They owe their longevity, in part, to their ability to reflect upon long range goals and their tradition of carefully and successfully balancing present considerations with future concerns. These initiatives will shape the University in ways that will permit following generations of scholars, students, administrators, and staff to carry the University further still.

As part of its long-range planning, NYU is creating new facilities to advance the University’s path toward sustained academic excellence and meet its critical need for academic space. At the same time, NYU is striving to ensure that its planning, construction, and communications are responsive to the concerns of NYU faculty, students, administrators, and members of the
local community.

As NYU planned the 181 Mercer Street facility on the site of the current Coles Sports Center, the University Space Priorities Working Group solicited meaningful input from our community. The working group's final recommendations led to the establishment of the Superblock Stewardship Advisory Committee to provide advice to the University and a forum for consultation on quality-of-life issues on both blocks before, during, and after construction.

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