Space is a very visible, fairly permanent, stable and somewhat finite resource. Space creation is the University’s largest single capital investment. Created space obligates the University to significant, on-going operations and maintenance expenses. Cornell’s robust space planning and management program is necessary to provide adequate and appropriate program space during this capital constrained period when the University can no longer rely on newly constructed space to meet growth needs. The University manages space in a systematic, purposeful manner, with the intention to optimize the use of this resource to advance the mission and strategic priorities of the University.