Public spaceUrban recreationNarrative inquiryUrban studiesTransformative placemakingSocial capital
Troy Glover is Professor in the Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies at the University of Waterloo. Focused mostly within an urban context, his research explores the role(s) of leisure in advancing or deterring community. Dr. Glover's work within the areas of social capital and transformative placemaking aims to expose social inequities to encourage critical reflection about exclusive practices or policies that privilege certain groups over others. Much of his research favours a social ethic whereby community members are knowers of their own lived experiences with capabilities and entitlements to forward their own visions of a healthy community. Thus, Professor Glover’s research is also aimed at engaging community members directly in dialogue to envision their aspirations for the future of their community.
All the Lonely People: Social Isolation and the Promise and Pitfalls of Leisure