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Displacing Blackness: Power, Planning, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax
Displacing Blackness: Power, Planning, and Race in Twentieth-Century Halifax
By Ted Rutland

While focused on twentieth-century Halifax, Displacing Blackness develops broad insights about the possibilities and limitations of modern planning. Drawing connections between the history of planning and emerging scholarship in Black Studies, Ted Rutland positions anti-blackness at the heart of contemporary city-making.

Available Jul 2018
Selling Out or Buying In?: Debating Consumerism in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1985
Selling Out or Buying In?: Debating Consumerism in Vancouver and Victoria, 1945-1985
By Michael Dawson

Selling Out or Buying In? is the first work to illuminate the process by which consumers’ access to goods and services was liberalized and deregulated in Canada in the second half of the twentieth century.

Available Mar 2018
Growing a Sustainable City?: The Question of Urban Agriculture
Growing a Sustainable City?: The Question of Urban Agriculture
By Christina D. Rosan and Hamil Pearsall

Growing a Sustainable City? offers a critical analysis of the development of urban agriculture policies and their role in making post-industrial cities more sustainable.

Available Dec 2017
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800 - 1905
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands: Kyiv, 1800 - 1905
By Serhiy Bilenky
Imperial Urbanism in the Borderlands is the first work to approach the history of Kyiv from an interdisciplinary perspective and showcases Kyiv’s rightful place as a city worthy of attention from historians, urbanists, and literary scholars.
Available Dec 2017
Old Europe, New Suburbanization?: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization
Old Europe, New Suburbanization?: Governance, Land, and Infrastructure in European Suburbanization
Edited by Nicholas A. Phelps

Old Europe, New Suburbanization? takes us on a journey of rediscovery into some of Europe’s oldest metropolises. The volume’s contributors reveal the great variety of patterns and processes of urbanization that make Europe a fruitful ground for furthering the diversity of global suburbanisms.

Published Aug 2017
What's in a Name?: Talking about Urban Peripheries
What's in a Name?: Talking about Urban Peripheries
Edited by Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms

In What’s in a Name? editors Richard Harris and Charlotte Vorms have gathered together experts from around the world in order to provide a truly global framework for the study of the urban periphery.

Published Jul 2017
Toronto, No Mean City: Third Edition, Revised
Toronto, No Mean City: Third Edition, Revised
By Eric Arthur and Stephen Otto

This reprint of the third edition, prepared by Stephen Otto, updates Arthur's classic to include information and illustrations uncovered since the appearance of the first edition.

Published May 2017
The Centennial Cure: Commemoration, Identity, and Cultural Capital in Nova Scotia during Canada's 1967 Centennial Celebrations
The Centennial Cure: Commemoration, Identity, and Cultural Capital in Nova Scotia during Canada's 1967 Centennial Celebrations
By Meaghan Elizabeth Beaton

In The Centennial Cure, the second volume in the Studies in Atlantic Canada History series, Meaghan Elizabeth Beaton critically examines the intersection of state policy, cultural development, and commemoration in Nova Scotia during Canada’s centennial celebrations.

Published Apr 2017
The Many Rooms of this House: Diversity in Toronto's Places of Worship Since 1840
The Many Rooms of this House: Diversity in Toronto's Places of Worship Since 1840
By Roberto Perin

The Many Rooms of this House is a story about the rise and decline of religion in Toronto over the past 160 years.

Published Apr 2017
Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935
Newspaper City: Toronto's Street Surfaces and the Liberal Press, 1860-1935
By Phillip Gordon Mackintosh

In Newspaper City, Phillip Gordon Mackintosh scrutinizes the reluctance of early Torontonians to pave their streets. Consequently, Mackintosh’s study reveals the contradictory nature of newspapers and the historiographical complexities of newspaper research.

Published Apr 2017