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    Steve Manning

    Steve Manning is a journalist based in Idaho. When he's not writing, he can usually be found at the theater or taking his dog on a hike. If he could only go to one restaurant for the rest of his life, it would be Al's Place in San Francisco.
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    The Critical Role of Facilities Leaders in Higher Ed's Future

    Higher education is in a precarious moment. Deferred maintenance costs are skyrocketing, the enrollment cliff is approaching, and the investment shortfall for existing buildings is rising higher and higher. Against the backdrop of aging buildings,...

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    How to Build the Next Generation of Sustainable Campuses

    As the need to build green campuses grows more urgent, so do the challenges faced by facilities leaders. Getting projects approved, finding the money for them, balancing institutional priorities, navigating the shifting tides of the green energy...

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    Advancing Women in Facilities Management

    Gender inequality continues to be an issue for higher ed facilities organizations, with leadership roles disproportionately held by men. The problem isn’t just inequality at the top, however, but also barriers to entry on the ground floor – not to...

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    How to Design Healthy and Equitable Spaces

    Kimberly Lewis likes to tell people she’s a member of the .001%: a Black woman executive and person of faith in the sustainability movement. Over the course of two decades working in the green building space, she’s used her position to advocate for...

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    What Facilities Leaders Can Learn from Mike Richter’s Legendary Hockey Career

    When Mike Richter retired from the National Hockey League, the legendary New York Rangers goaltender took what some might consider an unusual career turn. After earning his degree from Yale, he quickly established himself as a leader in the clean...

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    How Red Shoes Living Can Transform Your Facilities Organization

    After spending more than 20 years as a corporate turnaround executive, Lonnie Mayne invested in a small tech startup. After his first couple weeks at the 14-person company, his children gave him some tough news: “Dad, you can’t wear a suit and tie...

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