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The Heart of Toronto

Corporate Power, Civic Activism, and the Remaking of Downtown Yonge Street

UBC Press

From the sidewalk to City Hall, in the corporate boardroom, and around the kitchen table, The Heart of Toronto traces the power dynamics and projects that have transformed downtown Toronto.

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Quietly Shrinking Cities

Canadian Urban Population Loss in an Age of Growth

UBC Press

The first major study of its kind in Canada, Quietly Shrinking Cities examines the conceptual and empirical evolution of Canadian urban population loss.

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Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans

From Theory to Practice

UBC Press

The first text of its kind in Canada, Evaluating Urban and Regional Plans provides both a theoretical foundation and pragmatic guidance for plan evaluation.

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Neighbourhood Houses

Building Community in Vancouver

Foreword by David Hulchanski; Edited by Miu Chung Yan and Sean R. Lauer
UBC Press

Neighbourhood Houses documents how the neighbourhood house model, a century-old type of community organization, can help overcome isolation in urban neighbourhoods by creating welcoming places.

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Digital Lives in the Global City

Contesting Infrastructures

UBC Press

Digital Lives in the Global City asks how digital technologies are remaking urban life around the world, from migrant work in Singapore to digital debt in Toronto, illegal buildings in Mumbai, and targeted policing in New York.

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Designing Streets for Kids

By National Association of City Transportation Officials
Island Press

Building on the success of their Global Street Design Guide, the National Association of City Transportation Officials (NACTO)-Global Designing Cities Initiative (GDCI) Streets for Kids program has developed child-focused design guidance to inspire leaders, inform practitioners, and empower communities around the world to consider their city from the eyes of a child.

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Changing Neighbourhoods

Social and Spatial Polarization in Canadian Cities

UBC Press

Changing Neighbourhoods offers revealing insights into the way that Canadian cities have grown increasingly unequal and polarized since 1980, identifying the causal factors driving neighbourhood change and their troubling implications.

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Planning on the Edge

Vancouver and the Challenges of Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development

UBC Press

Planning on the Edge explores the reality behind the rhetoric of Vancouver’s reputation as a sustainable city and paves the way for developing Vancouver and its region into a place that is both economically sustainable and socially just.

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Better Buses, Better Cities

How to Plan, Run, and Win the Fight for Effective Transit

Island Press

A transit expert calls citizens and city decision makers to action, inspiring them to fight for a better bus system.

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Vancouverism

UBC Press, On Point Press

This is the remarkable story, told by a key insider, about Vancouver’s dramatic transformation from a typical mid-sized North American city into an inspiring world-class metropolis celebrated for its liveability, sustainability, and vibrancy.

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Constructing Empire

The Japanese in Changchun, 1905–45

UBC Press

While other studies focus on the role of diplomats and the military, Constructing Empire demonstrates that building the Japanese empire also required civilian participation.

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Condo Conquest

Urban Governance, Law, and Condoization in New York City and Toronto

UBC Press

This eye-opening study shows how the condo, developed to meet the needs of a community of owners in cities in the 1960s, has been conquered by commercial interests.

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Small Cities, Big Issues

Reconceiving Community in a Neoliberal Era

Athabasca University Press

If local governments accept a social agenda as part of their responsibilities, the contributors to Small Cities, Big Issues believe that small cities can succeed in reconceiving community based on the ideals of acceptance, accommodation, and inclusion.

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Imagining Uplands

John Olmsted's Masterpiece of Residential Design

Small Distributor Contracts, Brighton Press

Imagining Uplands recounts the efforts of the American landscape architect John Charles Olmsted to create an ideal and enduring subdivision on the suburban frontier of Victoria, British Columbia.

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“I Was the Only Woman”

Women and Planning in Canada

UBC Press

A compelling new perspective on Canada’s planning history that offers a counter-narrative to the “official” story of the profession, one that has generally overlooked the contributions of women and the Community Planning Association of Canada.

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Planning Canadian Regions, Second Edition

UBC Press

This much-anticipated second edition builds on lessons learned from the past and links them to current trends already shaping the future of regional planning in Canada.

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Planning Toronto

The Planners, The Plans, Their Legacies, 1940-80

UBC Press

This lavishly illustrated book will stand as the definitive history of Toronto postwar planning and of the impact that planning has had on the city and its surrounding metropolitan area.

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The People and the Bay

A Social and Environmental History of Hamilton Harbour

UBC Press

This engaging history brings to life the personalities and power struggles that shaped how Hamiltonians used their harbour and, in the process, invites readers to consider how moral and political choices being made about the natural world today will shape the cities of tomorrow.

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Leaky Governance

Alternative Service Delivery and the Myth of Water Utility Independence

UBC Press

Municipalities face important water supply challenges. One response has been to render utilities independent from municipal government through alternative service delivery. Both water management and municipal governance must be strengthened to meet contemporary water supply needs.

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Public Interest, Private Property

Law and Planning Policy in Canada

UBC Press

Through selected case studies, this volume explores the complex interplay between the public interest and private property rights in Canadian urban-planning policy.

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