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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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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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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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Discovering Main Street

Travel Adventures in the Northwest’s Small Towns

Oregon State University Press

A unique guidebook to exploring small towns, “the last frontier of American tourism."

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The Sprawl Repair Manual

Island Press

The Sprawl Repair Manual demonstrates a step-by-step design process for the re-balancing and re-urbanization of suburbia into more sustainable, economical, energy- and resource-efficient patterns, from the region and the community to the block and the individual building.

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Cities for People

Island Press

Renowned architect and urban planner Jan Gehl explains the methods and tools he has used to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into safe and sustainable cities for people – something he has helped do in Copenhagen, Melbourne, and New York City.

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Principles of Brownfield Regeneration

Cleanup, Design, and Reuse of Derelict Land

Island Press

The first book to provide an accessible introduction to the design, policy, and technical issues related to redevelopment of "brownfields" – idle property whose development or improvement is impaired by contamination.

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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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Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities

Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World

Island Press

If widely used, these rules would lead to a much more livable world for future generations – a world that is not unlike the better parts of our own.

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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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