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Local Governance in Transition

Toward Sustainable Canadian Communities

UBC Press

Local Governance in Transition presents a framework for conversations around technological, ecological, and economic challenges – and encourages innovative thinking for those interested in exploring sustainable solutions.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Nature-First Cities

Restoring Relationships with Ecosystems and with Each Other

UBC Press

Nature-First Cities recognizes nature as the lead architect in the most essential of restoration projects – our cities.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Broken City

Land Speculation, Inequality, and Urban Crisis

UBC Press

Broken City argues that skyrocketing urban land prices drive our global housing market failure – so, how did we get here, and what can be done about it?

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Sites of Conscience

Place, Memory, and the Project of Deinstitutionalization

UBC Press

Sites of Conscience charts the importance of public engagement with histories, memories, and lived experiences of institutions in forging new directions in social justice with and for disabled people and people experiencing mental distress, in a context where deinstitutionalization has failed to fully recognise, redress, and repair the ongoing impacts of institutions.

  • Copyright year: 2024
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Condoland

The Planning, Design, and Development of Toronto’s CityPlace

UBC Press

In an era of frantic vertical urbanization known as “condoism,” Condoland explores the planning and design of Toronto’s CityPlace, one of North America’s largest residential development projects – and reveals what can happen when the real estate industry comes to dominate city planning.

  • Copyright year: 2023
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Crossing Paths Crossing Perspectives

Urban Studies in British Columbia and Quebec

Edited by Meg Holden and Sandra Breux
Les Presses de l'Université Laval, Laval University Press
  • Copyright year: 2023
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2022
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2021
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2021
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2021
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2020
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2019
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2020
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2020
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2019
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2019
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2019
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2016
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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.

  • Copyright year: 2017
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