Enhancing urban environment by environmental upgrading and restoration

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Kluwer Academic,
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[2004]
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English
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In the 1940s, the Manitoba Royal Commission on Adult Education investigated directions for the modernization of the province in the post-war era of change. It was charged particularly with looking at rural Manitoba's cultural, educational, and leadership opportunities in the wake of new technologies, dwindling populations, and altered political and social affiliations. The commission engaged Jim Giffen, then a young sociologist from the University of Toronto, to undertake a detailed field study of three rural Manitoba towns in this context.Giffen's extensive study examined the towns of Carman, Elgin, and Rossburn, all significantly different in terms of their ethnic makeup and level of political and organizational sophistication. He remained in the province for a year and a half, at the end of which his report, an analysis of "education for leadership," was considered "too revealing" for public release. It remained in the Ontario Legislative Library until it was retrieved, 50 years later, by well-known historian Gerald Friesen, who has written an extensive postscript to the report.As a snapshot of rural agricultural life in prairie Canada at a time of great change, the study is invaluable. Despite the differences in the three towns, they retain some common characteristics that define a particular socio-cultural view of the larger world. Giffen looks at characteristics such as leadership in the community, ethnic differences, hierarchy of roles, participation in organizations, and aims and activities of young people. Friesen's postscript provides a wider context to this study, and an assessment of what these differences and commonalities meant to the province.
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subject_facetBUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Real Estate -- General
Conference papers and proceedings
Conference proceedings
Congresses
Electronic books
Environnement
Sciences de la terre
Storm sewers
Storm sewers -- Congresses
Stream restoration
Stream restoration -- Congresses
Urban runoff
Urban runoff -- Congresses
Water use -- Environmental aspects
Water use -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses
Water-supply -- Environmental aspects
Water-supply -- Environmental aspects -- Congresses
title_displayEnhancing urban environment by environmental upgrading and restoration
title_fullEnhancing urban environment by environmental upgrading and restoration [electronic resource] / [proceedings of the NATO Advanced Research Workshop on Enhancing Urban Environment : Environmental Upgrading of Municipal Pollution Control Facilities and Restoration of Urban Waters, Rome, Italy, 6-9 November 2003] ; edited by Jiri Marsalek ... [and others]
title_shortEnhancing urban environment by environmental upgrading and restoration
topic_facetBUSINESS & ECONOMICS
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Environmental aspects
Environnement
General
Real Estate
Sciences de la terre
Storm sewers
Stream restoration
Urban runoff
Water use
Water-supply