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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
A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada
A Quiet Evolution: The Emergence of Indigenous-Local Intergovernmental Partnerships in Canada
By Christopher Alcantara and Jen Nelles

In A Quiet Evolution, Christopher Alcantara and Jen Nelles look closely at hundreds of agreements from across Canada and at four case studies drawn from Ontario, Quebec, and Yukon Territory to explore relationships between Indigenous and local governments.

Published Jul 2016
Fields of Authority: Special Purpose Governance in Ontario, 1815-2015
Fields of Authority: Special Purpose Governance in Ontario, 1815-2015
By Jack Lucas

In Fields of Authority, Jack Lucas provides the first systematic exploration of local special purpose bodies in Ontario. Lucas uses a “policy fields” approach to explain how these local bodies in Ontario have developed from the nineteenth century to the present.

Published May 2016
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
Civic Symbol: Creating Toronto's New City Hall, 1952-1966
Civic Symbol: Creating Toronto's New City Hall, 1952-1966
By Christopher Armstrong
Foreword by John Sewell

Lavishly illustrated with contemporary photographs, plans, and drawings, Civic Symbol is the essential history of this iconic Canadian building.

Published Sep 2015
Suburban Governance: A Global View
Suburban Governance: A Global View
Edited by Pierre Hamel and Roger Keil

Suburban Governance: A Global View is a groundbreaking set of essays by leading urban scholars that assess how governance regulates the creation of the world’s suburban spaces and everyday life within them.

Published Jan 2015
Governing Urban Economies: Innovation and Inclusion in Canadian City Regions
Governing Urban Economies: Innovation and Inclusion in Canadian City Regions
Edited by Neil Bradford and Allison Bramwell

Featuring an inter-disciplinary group of established and up-and-coming scholars, this collection breaks new ground in the Canadian urban politics literature and will appeal to urbanists working in a range of national contexts.

Published Apr 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
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