Urban Renaissance Through Campus Location:
A DWBIA forum exploring the potential impact of a downtown university campus.
Professor Rick Haldenby
Director of University of Waterloo School of Architecture, Cambridge Downtown
Co-Director Centre for Core Areas Research and Design
Professor Haldenby is an internationally respected architect and an expert in the study of issues
facing core areas in middle-sized cities.
37 University Avenue E.,
Tuesday, November 6, 2007
6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Downtown Windsor – The Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association (DWBIA) believes the
establishment of a downtown University of Windsor engineering campus would revitalize the entire city of Windsor and offer enormous benefits to the university, as well.
And they are out to prove it.
“Once every century an opportunity occurs that can change the texture and quality of downtown,” explained DWBIA chair Larry Horwitz. “Let’s stop complaining about downtown Windsor not being the way you want it to be – let’s do something about it. Scores of other cities have transformed their cities by creating university campuses in their downtown hubs.”
The DWBIA has invited Professor Rick Haldenby, Director of the University of the Waterloo School of Architecture, co-director of the Centre for Core Areas Research and Design and respected architect and expert in the study of issues facing core areas in middle-sized cities, as the keynote speaker for Urban Renaissance Through Campus Location: A DWBIA forum exploring the potential impact of a downtown university campus, which takes place at the
Windsor Armouries on Tuesday, November 6, 2007 at 6:00 p.m.
“Professor Haldenby was instrumental in University of Waterloo’s decision to build its School of
Architecture in downtown Cambridge,” said DWBIA executive director Judith Veresuk, “He can speak to the resulting benefits, to the school and to the city as a whole.”
The DWBIA is inviting the entire community to attend the meeting, to become better informed about the tremendous revitalization that has occurred in Cambridge as a result of the downtown location of its university campus, and the potential of such a campus location in downtown Windsor.
“The BIA strongly supports having a Centre for Engineering Innovation campus in its core. We will do what it takes in manpower, incentive and energy to be a welcome centre. We want everyone to become involved, and aware,” said Mr. Horwitz. “The location of a university campus in our downtown is of vital concern to the future of our city.”
“Once people are understand the tremendous impact a downtown university campus could have, not only for downtown, but for all of Windsor, I am certain we can find a way to make it happen,” concluded DWBIA executive director, Judith Veresuk. “It is our hope that this meeting will also motivate those who care about our city to help find the funding, land or whatever is needed to make a downtown university campus a reality.”
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For further information contact:
Larry Horwitz, Chair DWBIA
Judith Veresuk, Executive Director DWBIA
519-252-5723 ext. 25.
Barbara Peirce Marshall, DWBIA Communication & Marketing Manager
519-252-5723 ext. 23