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CIGI Campus

KPMB Architects

Urban economies in Western countries have become increasingly tertiary based as manufacturing moves out of downtown areas. Today cultural, educational and services activities have taken the place of heavy industry as the drivers of economic growth.

In 2001 the Centre for International Governance Innovation (CIGI) in Waterloo (Southern Ontario), together with the University of Waterloo and the Wilfrid Laurier University founded the Balsillie School of International Affairs, a study centre for global governance and international public policy. The CIGI campus now includes the newly formed school. 

The Institute is strategic from several points of view. The CIGI campus occupies part of the former Seagram Distillery site, until 1992 a major source of Waterloo’s livelihood. The new centre is both a link with the past and a sign of a new era, providing a...

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