Document Type

Professional Plan Capstone

Original Publication Date



VCU Office of Planning and Design


Richmond, Virginia

Date of Submission

May 2021


The 'Iconic Green' pre-planning study for the Monroe Park Campus of VCU provides the framework and data necessary to support the intended 'nexus' on the proposed site. A review of the existing literature on various subjects included will highlight models and successful measures that have ensured success for previous similar built works. Having an understanding of the underlying factors and implications for the site, a needs assessment using existing literature and design precedents and in comparison with VCU's own desired end state and needs. Focusing on these comparisons within a theoretical framework called the Just Beautiful City, established in this plan, provides recommendations that support the vision statement, goals, and associated objectives.

The Monroe Park Green is a future greenspace at the heart of the central VCU campus. The analysis of greenspace gentrification, positive learning outcomes with greenspace proximity, and urban greenspace transformations defines this entire Capstone.


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