The Life and Work of Catherine Bauer, 1905-64
Catherine Bauer changed forever the concept of social housing and inspired a generation of urban activists to integrate public housing into the emerging welfare state of the mid-20th century. She was one of a small group of idealists who called themselves “Housers” because of their commitment to raising the quality of urban life through improving shelter for low-income families.
The Imperial Fashioning of Vancouver Island
Timely, provocative, and a vital contribution to post-colonial studies, this book questions premises underlying much of present B.C. historical writing, arguing that international literature offers more fruitful ways of framing local historical experiences.
Essays in Historical Geography in Honour of Alan R.H. Baker
This book features twelve commissioned essays recognizing Alan R.H. Baker, a leading scholar in historical geographyhighly influential and innovative contributions.
Flexibility by Design
Everybody sneers at the suburb, but two-thirds of us now live there. Friedman's book shows how we might make the suburb liveable, affordable, adaptable and environmentally sustainable -- make them into real neighbourhoods.
Colonialism, Resistance, and Reserves in British Columbia
It presents the most comprehensive account available of perhaps the most critical mapping of space ever undertaken in BC – the drawing of the lines that separated the tiny plots of land reserved for Native people from the rest.
Teleworking in the Neighbourhood
Borrowing from the experience of cooperative artists' studios, business incubators, and the corner copy shop, this book explains why office infrastructure can be important for productivity as well as the quality of work life.
Environmental Land Use Planning and Management is a unique new textbook that presents a diverse, comprehensive, and coordinated approach to issues of land use planning and management and their impacts on the environment.
Urban Planning and Design
This first comprehensive account of contemporary planning and urban design practice in any Canadian city examines the development of Vancouver's unique approach to zoning, planning, and urban design from its inception in the early 1970s to the present day.
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