This collection hosts a selection of University of Windsor undergraduate major papers.
Mark G. Bocchini
Growth and change of cities and towns has always been of great interest to geographers. Growth of municipalities varies widely with the type of urban areas themselves and their geographic location. Many variable come together to form the cities we have today. These variables can be government influence, technology, natural resources, climate, and physiography.
This thesis will assess economic development policies of the city of Windsor. Primary concern will be given to sectoral diversification policy, new aggressive policy, and intra-manufacturing diversification.
This study seeks to describe the location of manufacturing establishments in the City of Windsor in the early part of this century. The section below sets out the reasons for the interest that that general period holds. A review of the relevant literature forms the next chapter, where there is discussion of urban historical studies, local histories of Windsor, and studies of intro-urban industrial location and of manufacturing districts. A chapter on methodology deals with the choice of data sources, the methods by which these were used, and the way the data were analyzed. It also explains the choice of the particular area of study and of the sub-areas used in the analysis, the industrial classification procedure, and the selection of the particular dates chosen for examination, which are 1904, 1909, 1914, 1919, and 1924. The presentation and discussion of the data then follows, using text, tables and maps. Location over time and by type are considered, as are the rates of the appearance and disappearance of manufacturing establishments, and as are moves by the establishments. The paper is then brought to a conclusion.
William J. Woodside
Studying books, pamphlets, and associated literature from the fields of plant biology, soil science, hydrology, climatology, grapes and wine making, the following paper has been written to explain the resurgence of the viticulture industry in the Essex-Kent area of Southern Ontario.
Changes in the form of mass urban transportation seem to affect the size, shape and connectivity of public transportation networks along with the builder and user costs. At the same time variations in centrality can also be observed. This is particularly evident when a more efficient form is substituted in place of an earlier one, as may occur during a change from streetcars to buses. This formula has been applied to the Windsor public transportation network for the years 1893, 1917, 1930, 1937, 1950, and 1968. In each case the results proved that the statements made above are correct.