A systematic examination of the University of Waterloo Master Plan (1992), demonstrating the integration of suitable land use with the needs of adjacent stakeholders and the university community, was completed during this presentation. The University of Waterloo management approach was then compared to a similar plan that exists for the University of Western Ontario; both plans have espoused realism into land management that maximizes benefits to all interested parties.
Comparison of these two institutions with others in Canada show that they are unique in their use of current urban-resource planing which makes their plans robust but not static in their vision for the future. Revision of the University of Waterloo Master Plan by Joe Berridge and Associates is already in the preliminary planning stages. This version will attempt to create an environment on campus that minimizes deleterious activities (e.g., pesticide/herbicide use, minimal alteration of stream riparian vegetation) while maximizing use of proactive land-use activities (e.g., storm water retention, recycling efforts), and also fosters land-use partnerships with industry that is desirable to the university and City of Waterloo community (e.g., Hewlett-Packard).