UNIVERSITY PLAZA. AS THE UNIVERSITY MOVES TO A MIXED-USE CAMPUS, THEY WILL BE WORKING TO CREATE SPACES THAT ARE MORE IN TOUCH WITH NATURE AND THE ENVIRONMENT. THEY ARE DESIGNING THEIR SPACE TO ENSURE THAT PEOPLE CAN LIVE ON A CAMPUS THAT FEELS LESS LIKE A COMPOUND, AND HAVE MORE OF A NATURAL SETTING.
Mr. Rausseo. “In the CMP, we’re looking at developing a lot more mixed-use buildings. They will have several stories of residences, and we’re considering becoming utility providers for these spaces. Can we create micro grids for distributing energy? Can we purify the water? Can we take over some of the city services? We’re basically inviting the city to come into our campus, and this
is going to allow us to do a lot of things where we can actually show people how we can reduce our resource consumption in a way that works in a real-world application. Then we’re going to have two stops on the City of Ottawa’s new giant light rail project. That’s going to quadruple our capacity for bringing people on and off campus. I think the possible number is 1200 people every
three minutes. The CMP is allowing us to get rid of every parking lot on campus, and we’re replacing them with parks. There’s one being constructed now in the center of campus. It’s going to be a venue for festivals, for concerts, for protests, and in the winter it’ll turn into a skating rink. I can’t imagine a better image to demonstrate what we’re becoming.” c
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