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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
Making a Difference in Urban Schools: Ideas, Politics, and Pedagogy
Making a Difference in Urban Schools: Ideas, Politics, and Pedagogy
By Jane Gaskell and Ben Levin

Making a Difference in Urban Schools evaluates how school and community leaders have worked to change urban education in Canada for the better over the past fifty years.

Published Aug 2012
Troubled Masculinities: Reimagining Urban Men
Troubled Masculinities: Reimagining Urban Men
Edited by Ken Moffatt

Troubled Masculinities is an important contribution to the growing field of masculinity studies and a valuable assessment of the nature of gender in a modern Canadian urban setting. The collected essays will appeal to a wide audience, from social scientists and artists to activists and general readers.

Published Dec 2011
The Natural City: Re-envisioning the Built Environment
The Natural City: Re-envisioning the Built Environment
Edited by Ingrid Leman Stefanovic and Stephen Bede Scharper

Recognizing the need to better link the humanities with public policy, The Natural City offers unique insights for the development of an alternative vision of urban life.

Published Dec 2011
Foundations of Governance: Municipal Government in Canada's Provinces
Foundations of Governance: Municipal Government in Canada's Provinces
Edited by Andrew Sancton and Robert Young

In Foundations of Governance, experts from each of Canada's provinces come together to assess the extent to which municipal governments have the capacity to act autonomously, purposefully, and collaboratively in the intergovernmental arena.

Published Jul 2009
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
Local Government in Action: A Simulation
Local Government in Action: A Simulation
By Bill Kennedy and Gary Wilson

"The authors have done a great job in constructing a realistic, fictional municipality and an engaging cast of characters and set of cases. Teaching and learning about Canadian local government has a valuable new resource." - Andrew Sancton, University of Western Ontario

Published Apr 2008
City Politics, Canada
City Politics, Canada
By James Lightbody

"City Politics, Canada will both irritate and please, but it should be read—it raises all the important questions about urban governance in Canada." - Caroline Andrew, Centre on Governance, University of Ottawa

Published Dec 2005