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 within a carefully managed constrained financial context. 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.