Geography

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Suburb, Slum, Urban Village

Transformations in Toronto’s Parkdale Neighbourhood, 1875-2002

UBC Press

A history of Toronto’s Parkdale neighbourhood, spanning three eras of suburban and urban development and examining the controversial planning practices that shaped it.

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Home Is the Hunter

The James Bay Cree and Their Land

UBC Press

The James Bay Cree lived in relative isolation until 1970, when Northern Quebec was swept up in the political and cultural changes of the Quiet Revolution. Home Is the Hunter presents the historical, environmental, and cultural context from which this recent story grows.

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Becoming British Columbia

A Population History

UBC Press

Becoming British Columbia investigates critical moments in the demographic record of British Columbia, including catastrophic epidemics, immigrant rushes, forced migrations, the fertility transition, and the baby boom, in an accessible yet scholarly and provocative way.

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Thinking Planning and Urbanism

UBC Press

By exposing the details of the Dundas Square area in Toronto, this book shows how city planners can be overwhelmed by the machinations of money and power, and why the planning field is ill-equipped to find creative solutions for post-industrial problems.

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Reconstructing Kobe

The Geography of Crisis and Opportunity

UBC Press

Explores the decade-long challenge to reconstruct Kobe after the Great Hanshin Earthquake of 1995.

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Sex and the Revitalized City

Gender, Condominium Development, and Urban Citizenship

UBC Press

By examining urban revitalization in Toronto from the perspective of women, this book reveals the neoliberal agenda that lies beneath the rhetoric of condo ownership.

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Speaking for a Long Time

Public Space and Social Memory in Vancouver

UBC Press

This vivid account of the creation of three public monuments in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside offers unique insights into the links between power, public space, and social memory and asks us to reconsider the nature and role of civic art.

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Placing Memory and Remembering Place in Canada

Edited by James Opp and John C. Walsh
UBC Press

A fascinating book that situates local places and local expressions of public memory such as statues, photographs, and oral stories at the centre of identity formation in twentieth-century Canada and beyond.

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Women and Property in Urban India

UBC Press

An intimate exploration of the opportunities and constraints faced by low-income women in Ahmedabad, as throughout the Global South, in securing access to landed property.

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Perverse Cities

Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy, and Urban Sprawl

UBC Press

Distorted price signals and flawed public policy create powerful and largely hidden perverse subsidies and incentives that promote urban sprawl.

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