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Land Use

Campus Sustainability Office


Academic architecture is in fact a kind of crystallized pedagogy.

                 ~ David Orr~


The University’s Land Use Planning Policy [PDF] addresses land use planning, landscape design and construction, grounds maintenance, cleaning practices, and new building construction projects.  The policy aims to reduce and eventually eliminate negative impacts associated with these practices.

The University’s Physical Plant (responsible for landscaping, grounds maintenance, and cleaning) and the University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corporation (responsible for new building projects) take a leading role in helping the University meet these goals. 

If you have an idea for changes to campus grounds, you can submit it it via this form.  For assistance developing your idea, you can contact the Campus Sustainabilty Office.

Since 2005, the University:

  • Has worked to green its landscaping practices in a variety of ways.
  • Established green cleaning practices and products into its cleaning contract.
  • Has required that all new building projects target at minimum LEED Silver with an emphasis on energy efficiency. Monitoring of all LEED buildings is ongoing (McFeetors Hall, Buhler Centre, Richardson College for the Environment, and the childcare facility).