The Urban Collaborative developed a campus plan that maintained flexibility for changing mission capabilities in the form of connected campuses. The built environment encouraged sustainable design practices while facilitating mission readiness and improving quality-of-life. Faced with big plans for new construction over the next five years, installation leadership at Camp Pendleton realized the importance of land use and community planning in developing a sustainable, livable, built environment that can directly support the mission of the Marines at Camp Pendleton. In order to develop the expertise needed to make the right planning decisions, the leadership contracted with The Urban Collaborative to provide community planning training to Public Works staff and key military leaders within the various organizations. The training included instructor lead discussions on the importance of planning, sustainable development principles, and the NEPA process. The training also provided a framework for creating an area development plan using these principles and processes.