Mills College is a nationally renowned, independent liberal arts college with graduate programs for women and men. Located in the foothills of Oakland, California, on the east shore of the San Francisco Bay, the campus is a microcosm of the diverse and unique population and landscape of the East Bay. A lush campus of 135 acres amid the green, rolling hills and century-old eucalyptus trees, the campus is heavily accented with Mediterranean-style buildings, many designed by architectural innovator Julia Morgan. Paths and streams wind their way through tree groves and meadows.
In developing a long-range Green Plan, Ecocity Builders educated campus facilities leaders on the restoration and long-term health of Lake Alisio and Lion Creek on campus, coordinated with new pedestrian centers-oriented development in the future.
The plan advocates for a Central Pedestrian Zone with with new building clusters with greenways and streetscapes. It also makes recommendations for environmental policies including an Environmental Policy Advisory Committee and a Complete Ecological Community Master Plan.
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