Regional and area planning

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Quietly Shrinking Cities

By (author) Maxwell Hartt
Categories: Regional and area planning

At 5 percent, Canada’s population growth was the highest of all G7 countries when the most recent census was taken. But only a handful of large cities drove that growth, attracting human and monetary ...

Shift Change

Hamilton’s industrial age is over. In the steel capital of Canada, there are no more skies lit red by foundries at sunset, no more traffic jams at shift change. Instead, an urban renaissance is taking ...

Citizen's Guide to City Politics

Montreal has a long history of militant municipalism: the emergence and repression of the FRAP, the rise and fall of the Montreal Citizens Movement and its left opposition, the rise and eclipse of Ecology ...

Pourquoi pas le vélo?

“Bikes are great, but you gotta have room for cars; biking is dangerous!” Who better to challenge these preconceived ideas than a Dutchman living in France? With wicked humour, Stein Van Oosteren ...

Power Play

Power Play tells a dramatic story about clashing priorities where sports, money, and municipal power meet. When the Rogers Place arena opened in downtown Edmonton, no amount of buzz could drown out the ...

Vancouverism

Larry Beasley, former co-chief planner or the city of Vancouver and a leader at the heart of the action, tells the story of Vancouverism and the urban planning philosophy and practice behind it. Writing ...

Governing Cities Through Regions

Deepens our understanding of metropolitan governance through an innovative project on regional governance in Canada and Europe.

Governing Cities through Regions broadens and deepens our understanding of ...

Street Sex Work and Canadian Cities

Canadian cities are striving for high safety ratings by eliminating crime, which includes “cleaning” urban areas of the street sex industry. Ironically, sex workers also want to live and work in a ...

Edmonton's Urban Villages

How did a collection of neighbourhood volunteer organizations come to influence the development of a major Canadian city? Few other North American cities have embraced the community league movement with ...

Planning the New Suburbia

The suburbs house two-thirds of North America’s population and are the subject of much debate and criticism. Planning the New Suburbia explores this phenomenon and proposes ways to respond to the challenge ...