Universities focus on the space between the buildings to attract students

May 13, 2015

An article in Metro News looks at how some Canadian universities are turning their campuses into more inviting places in an effort to attract more students and to facilitate learning outside of the classroom. Initiatives include adding features such as green roofs, farmers' markets, and courtyards, as well as emphasizing pedestrian-friendly designs. Institutions like the University of Manitoba and theUniversity of Ottawa are planning their campuses around open spaces where students can gather and socialize. "[Schools] are starting to see it's not just about buildings, but all the spaces in between that tie the university together," said Nicole Taddune, who helped develop UBC's campus plan. Metro News