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Outdoor land use & landscape history

TitleOutdoor land use & landscape history
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication1998
AuthorsFletcher, G., C. Marlatt, C. McMaster, and M. Stephen
Keywordsland use, turf, turf alternatives
Abstract

This project is the final result of a combination of two topics. When we were presented with the pool of topics that Patti Cook, the University of Waterloo’s waste management coordinator, needed completed two of us expressed interest in investigating the landscape history of the campus, and two were interested in examining the outdoor land uses on campus. Thus, rather than being forced to choose one or the other, it was suggested by Greg Michalenko that we combine the two topics into one project. While the connection between the two projects is not necessarily seamless, there is a definite connection between how the land the university is situated on was utilized and how it is used now. The purpose of our investigation was to create a more sustainable campus landscape. Currently the campus is comprised mostly of domestic laws, which require a substantial amount of inputs, such as labour. Our goal was to find alternatives to turf that will still meet the diverse needs of the University community, but require less inputs… For full text, please e-mail sustainability@uwaterloo.ca