A groundbreaking study of urban sprawl in Calgary after the Second World War. The interactions of land developers and the local government influenced how the pattern grew: developers met market demands and optimized profits by building houses as efficiently as possible, while the City had to consider wider planning constraints and infrastructure costs.
In Expansive Discourses, Foran examines the complexity of their interactions from a historical perspective, why each party acted as it did, and where each can be criticized.
Foran's unique contribution delves into the complexities of urban land development in a manner that no other study has in any other North American city.
Part One: 1945-1962
Chapter 1: Setting the Stage
Chapter 2: Going It Alone, 1945-1954
Chapter 3: Establishing the Pattern, 1955-1962
Part Two: 1963-1978
Chapter 4: Entering a New Era
Chapter 5: The Annexation Debates, 1972-1978
Chapter 6: City-Developer Relations, 1964-1978
Chapter 7: Land Use
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