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Growing Urban Economies: Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions
Growing Urban Economies: Innovation, Creativity, and Governance in Canadian City-Regions
Edited by David A. Wolfe and Meric S. Gertler

A rich and nuanced analysis of the interplay of social, political, and economic factors in thirteen Canadian city-regions, large and small, this collection integrates research focusing on innovation, creativity and talent-retention, and governance in order to understand the distinctive experience of each region.

Published Mar 2016
Small Business and the City: The Transformative Potential of Small Scale Entrepreneurship
Small Business and the City: The Transformative Potential of Small Scale Entrepreneurship
By Rafael Gomez, Andre Isakov, and Matthew Semansky

In Small Business and the City, Rafael Gomez, Andre Isakov, and Matt Semansky highlight the power of small-scale entrepreneurship to transform local neighbourhoods and the cities they inhabit.

Published Feb 2015
Innovating in Urban Economies: Economic Transformation in Canadian City-Regions
Innovating in Urban Economies: Economic Transformation in Canadian City-Regions
Edited by David A. Wolfe

With case studies examining cities of all sizes, from Toronto to Moncton, Innovating in Urban Economies analyzes the impact of size, location, and the regional economy on innovation and knowledge in Canada’s cities

Published May 2014
The Oak Ridges Moraine Battles: Development, Sprawl, and Nature Conservation in the Toronto Region
The Oak Ridges Moraine Battles: Development, Sprawl, and Nature Conservation in the Toronto Region
By L. Anders Sandberg, Gerda R. Wekerle, and Liette Gilbert

The Oak Ridges Moraine Battles captures the hidden aspects of a story that received a great deal of attention in the local and national news, and that ultimately led to provincial legislation aimed at protecting the Moraine and Ontario’s Greenbelt.

Published Apr 2013
Planning Politics in Toronto: The Ontario Municipal Board and Urban Development
Planning Politics in Toronto: The Ontario Municipal Board and Urban Development
By Aaron A. Moore

A much-needed contribution to the literature on the politics of urban development in Toronto since the 1970s, Planning Politics in Toronto challenges popular preconceptions of the OMB’s role in Toronto’s patterns of growth and change.

Published Feb 2013
Urban Sustainability: Reconnecting Space and Place
Urban Sustainability: Reconnecting Space and Place
Edited by Ann Dale, William T. Dushenko, and Pamela Robinson

This book explores concrete ways to achieve urban sustainability based on integrated planning, policy development, and decision-making.

Published Oct 2012
Reshaping  Toronto's Waterfront
Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront
Edited by Gene Desfor and Jennefer Laidley

Reshaping Toronto’s Waterfront is a fundamental resource for understanding the waterfront as a dynamic space that is neither fully tamed nor wholly uncontrolled.

Published May 2011
Changing Toronto: Governing Urban Neoliberalism
Changing Toronto: Governing Urban Neoliberalism
By Julie-Anne Boudreau, Roger Keil, and Douglas Young

"With an eye for global forces, this panoramic account revolves around a focus on social, spatial, and environmental justice in the city, offering a lively riposte to both dull academicism and theatrical boosterism." - Kanishka Goonewardena, University of Toronto

Published May 2009
Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto's Sprawl
Shape of the Suburbs: Understanding Toronto's Sprawl
John Sewell

John Sewell examines the relationship between the development of suburbs, water and sewage systems, highways, and the decision-making of Toronto-area governments to show how the suburbs spread, and how they have in turn shaped the city.

Published Apr 2009
Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga
Her Worship: Hazel McCallion and the Development of Mississauga
Tom Urbaniak

The first full-length study of McCallion's politics and the development of Mississauga, Her Worship examines the mayor's shrewd pragmatism and calculated populism.

Published Mar 2009