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- DescriptionOne hundred years ago, the City of Brantford advertised itself as the most important manufacturing centre in Canada. During the century that followed, its industrial ecomy boomed, faltered, and finally collapsed. By the end of the twentieth century, Brantford was kwn for unemployment, hard luck, and the infamy of having the worst downtown in Canada. For twenty years the downtown was in steep decline. Significant attempts at urban revival had failed until Wilfrid Laurier University decided to locate a campus in the heart of Brantford's crumbling city centre. Leo Groarke revisists the grandeur of the city's past, explores the ecomic downfall, and tells the story of the arrival of the university, its early struggles, its commitment to historic restoration, and its ultimate success as a catalyst for urban renewal. The compelling story he recounts will engage anyone interested in the plight of the North-American city core and the role that universities and colleges can play in re-establishing downtowns as vibrant centres of historical and contemporary importance.
- Author BiographyLeo Groarke, Principal of the Brantford campus of Wilfrid Laurier University, has been the senior administrator of the campus since 2000. He has studied at the University of Calgary, Simon Fraser University, the University of Helsinki, and the University of Western Ontario, and received a Ph.D. in Philosophy from Western in 1982. He has published many articles on the history of ideas, the theory of argument, social issues, peace and conflict, visual argument, and the role of higher education in contemporary society. His previous books include Greek Scepticism (McGill-Queen's), Good Reasoning Matters! (Oxford, with Christopher Tindale), and The Ethics of the New Economy (WLU Press).
- Author(s)Leo Groake
- PublisherDundurn Group Ltd
- Date of Publication23/11/2009
- SubjectLocal History, Names & Genealogy
- Place of PublicationToronto
- Country of PublicationCanada
- ImprintDundurn Group Ltd
- Content Note87
- Weight680 g
- Width228 mm
- Height228 mm
- Spine18 mm
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