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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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Building a Collaborative Advantage

Network Governance and Homelessness Policy-Making in Canada

UBC Press

This comparison of three major Canadian cities over a twenty-year period draws on network governance theory to show that effective homelessness policy must be built on inclusive, collaborative decision making that includes policy makers and civil-society actors.

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Development Derailed

Calgary and the CPR, 1962-64

Athabasca University Press
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Indian Ernie

Perspectives on Policing and Leadership by Ernie Louttit

UBC Press, Purich Publishing

Retired police sergeant Ernie Louttit shares stories from the streets of Saskatoon, struggling to bring justice to communities where the lines between criminal and victim often blurred.

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Brokering Access

Power, Politics, and Freedom of Information Process in Canada

Edited by Mike Larsen and Kevin Walby
UBC Press

Drawing together the perspectives of social scientists, journalists, and ATI advocates, Brokering Access explores the policies and practices surrounding access to information in Canada, highlighting the struggle between the public’s desire for transparency and the government’s culture of secrecy.

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Voluntary Sector Organizations and the State

Building New Relations

UBC Press

This book traces developments in the voluntary sector in Canada since the early 1990s, offering an up-to-date portrait of the federal government’s evolving relationship with voluntary organizations.

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Offshore Petroleum Politics

Regulation and Risk in the Scotian Basin

UBC Press

This comprehensive study of petroleum politics in the Scotian Basin reveals the complex interplay of regulation and risk as industry, federal, and provincial authorities struggle to develop Canada's Atlantic offshore oil and gas resources.

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Wet Prairie

People, Land, and Water in Agricultural Manitoba

UBC Press

This in-depth exploration of surface water management in southern Manitoba reveals how coping with environmental realities has altered both residents’ relations with each other and their ideas about the role of the state.

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Citizens Adrift

The Democratic Disengagement of Young Canadians

UBC Press

Citizens Adrift is a rich study of the generational decline in political involvement that offers recommendations as to how to stem the erosion of democratic life.

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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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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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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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Tales of Two Cities

Women and Municipal Restructuring in London and Toronto

UBC Press

In this thought-provoking book, Sylvia Bashevkin examines the consequences of divergent restructuring experiences in London and Toronto.

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Second Growth

Community Economic Development in Rural British Columbia

UBC Press

A look at historical and contemporary restructuring, linking development of rural communities with resource development and Aboriginal marginalization.

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Governing Ourselves?

The Politics of Canadian Communities

UBC Press

This stimulating text considers questions of influence and power within local institutions and decision-making processes using numerous illustrations from municipalities across Canada.

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Redrawing Local Government Boundaries

An International Study of Politics, Procedures, and Decisions

Edited by John Meligrana
UBC Press

Offers a broad theoretical understanding of local government boundary reform and informs the wider scholarly discussion and debate regarding institutional change, state structures, and the areal jurisdiction of local governments.

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Planning Canadian Regions

UBC Press

The first book to consolidate the history, evolution, current practice, and future prospects for regional planning in Canada.

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Urban Indian Reserves

Forging New Relationships in Saskatchewan

Foreword by Peter Frood; Edited by Laurie Barron and Joseph Garcea
UBC Press, Purich Publishing

A much needed discussion on creating collaborative local treaty land arrangements, where First Nations and municipal governments are shaping the future of their respective communities as well as providing a model for other communities.

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Houser

The Life and Work of Catherine Bauer, 1905-64

UBC Press

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.

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