I'm in the middle of writing a topographical summary which describes, in point form, the radical clearance of earlier development and streets to create a college (now university) campus.
"The maps show the radical nature of the redevelopment, and the resulting (campusing? campusification? campusificationalisation? ..hmm..) of the site".
I may resign myself to using a descriptive phrase, but I'd love to find a single verb any suggestions?

Cheers, Harvey
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I'm in the middle of writing a topographical summary which describes, in point form, the radical clearance of earlier development ... I may resign myself to using a descriptive phrase, but I'd love to find a single verb any suggestions?

Use 'campusization' (in quotes, the first time you use it).
Institutionalisation.

Hmmm...perhaps. I had in mind something more specific to campuses "institutionalisation" could, I think, cover the re-use of existing streets or building of a megastructure, rather than the creation of a completely new layout of discrete-but-related buildings.

True.
If it's a typical block-strewn-lawn campus, why not 'sterilisation'?

Seriously, I think 'campusing' is your best bet. Or 'encampusment'? No, that's even more barbaric. (What were campuses called in BrE before they were called campuses? I think campus is a fairly recent import from America.)

Mick 'My architecture is very rusty, in the best Corbusian fashion' wick
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I'm in the middle of writing a topographical summary which ... I'd love to find a single verb any suggestions?

Use 'campusization' (in quotes, the first time you use it).

I'll ponder that: I'm leaning towards "campusing" (in quotes), as it seems cleaner than the -isation form.

Cheers, Harvey
Ottawa/Toronto/Edmonton for 30 years;
Southern England for the past 21 years.
(for e-mail, change harvey to whhvs)
True. If it's a typical block-strewn-lawn campus, why not 'sterilisation'? Seriously, I think 'campusing' is your best bet.

That's what I'll probably opt for - as mentioned to Richard, though, I'll put it in quotes the first time I use it.
Or 'encampusment'? No, that's even more barbaric.

A seriously ugly word, for some reason..
(What were campuses called in BrE before they were called campuses? I think campus is a fairly recent import from America.)

I don't think they really existed prior to the greenfield-site universities of the 1960s, at which date the term would have been imported. Prior to that development, they tended to be either buildings belonging to a single college or a collection of miscellaneous structures scattered around part of the city.

Cheers, Harvey
Ottawa/Toronto/Edmonton for 30 years;
Southern England for the past 21 years.
(for e-mail, change harvey to whhvs)
I'll ponder that: I'm leaning towards "campusing" (in quotes), as it seems cleaner than the -isation form.

At my daughter's high school, "campusing" meant being confined to campus for some misdeed.
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I'm in the middle of writing a topographical summary which describes, in point form, the radical clearance of earlier development ... I may resign myself to using a descriptive phrase, but I'd love to find a single verb any suggestions?

For "resulting" read "subsequent" the urban renewal did not in and of itself create a campus.
"Reinvention as a campus". There is no need to strive for a single word.

Gary
I'm in the middle of writing a topographical summary which ... development and streets to create a college (now university) campus.

campustration...
...like castration without the mpu (minor political upheaval)

hc

Dublin, Ireland
campustration... ...like castration without the mpu (minor political upheaval) hc

That should've been with mpu, of course.

Dublin, Ireland
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