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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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Far Off Metal River

Inuit Lands, Settler Stories, and the Making of the Contemporary Arctic

UBC Press

Drawing on the story of the 1771 Bloody Falls massacre, human geographer Emilie Cameron explores the relationship between stories and colonialism, challenging readers to examine their perceptions of the contemporary Arctic and its peoples.

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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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Making a Scene

Lesbians and Community across Canada, 1964-84

UBC Press

A celebratory history of how lesbians “made a scene” by creating places and opportunities to form relationships, debate politics, and build their own culture across Canada.

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Roads Were Not Built for Cars

How Cyclists Were the First to Push for Good Roads and Became the Pioneers of Motoring

Island Press
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Tactical Urbanism

Short-term Action for Long-term Change

Island Press
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The Proposal Economy

Neoliberal Citizenship in “Ontario’s Most Historic Town”

UBC Press

This book, based on extended ethnographic and multi-method research in a small town in Canada, adds new perspectives on the ways that citizenship is produced and reproduced under conditions of neoliberalism.

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Mixed Race Amnesia

Resisting the Romanticization of Multiraciality

UBC Press

Mixed Race Amnesia explores how contemporary “progressive” attitudes toward multiraciality actually serve to obscure complex diasporic family histories while reinforcing colonialism.

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