Beginning in August 2003, UCSB completed a 9 month process which resulted in the development of a new Campus Plan with the assistance of Pittsburg PA planners at Urban Design Associates. Based on 6 planning principles reflecting the consensus of the campus community, the Plan establishes a pattern of open spaces that serves as framework within which individual building projects can be developed. The heavily illustrated Plan considers open space, traffic, streets, parking, bicycles and looks at areas of conflict, as well as where development should be located and how they should be designed. Three subsequent housing studies were conducted following the Campus Plan. An Academic Plan was also prepared in 2007. The Academic Plan created a Vision, with Mission and Core Values Statements for the Santa Barbara Campus. General design standards have been identified based on a clear regulating plan, building guidelines, and landscape requirements. These design standards have been compiled in a Physical Design Framework. All of these documents provide a "palette" that can be used by project proponents and designers throughout the programming and design phases of campus projects and buildings.