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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
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
Building a Co-operative Community in Public Housing: The Case of the Atkinson Housing Co-operative
Building a Co-operative Community in Public Housing: The Case of the Atkinson Housing Co-operative
By Jorge Sousa

Building a Co-operative Community in Public Housing follows the journey of a Toronto public housing complex as it was converted into a resident-operated co-operative, a first in Canada.

Published Jul 2013
The Moral Economy of Cities: Shaping Good Citizens
The Moral Economy of Cities: Shaping Good Citizens
By Evelyn S. Ruppert

Using the redevelopment of the Yonge-Dundas intersection in downtown Toronto in the mid-1990s as a case study, Ruppert examines the language of planners, urban designers, architects, and marketing analysts to reveal the extent to which moralization legitimizes these professions in the public eye.

Published Mar 2006
Street Kids: The Tragedy of Canada's Runaways
Street Kids: The Tragedy of Canada's Runaways
By Marlene Webber

Webber cuts a comprehensible path through the tangle of forces, including family breakdown and social-service failure, that accelerate the tragedy of Canada's runaways. She suggests measures that might help more of them beat the streets.

Published Apr 1991
Steel City: Hamilton and Region
Steel City: Hamilton and Region
Edited by M.J. Dear, J.J. Drake, and L.G. Reeds

The story of Hamilton's changing landscapes, both physical and human, is presented in the nineteen essays that make up this volume, all by geographers associated with Hamilton's McMaster University.

Published Jun 1987
Urban Futures for Central Canada: Perspectives on Forecasting Urban Growth and Form
Urban Futures for Central Canada: Perspectives on Forecasting Urban Growth and Form
Edited by Larry S. Bourne, Ross D. MacKinnon, Jay Siegel, and James W. Simmons

Urban problems are now a dominant social issue: the essays in this volume consider the direction some of these problems may take in Central Canada.

Published Dec 1974
The Form of Cities in Central Canada: Selected Papers
The Form of Cities in Central Canada: Selected Papers
Edited by Larry Bourne, Ross D. MacKinnon, and James W. Simmons

This book is an anthology of research papers and reports building around a common theme: urban development in Central Canada.

Published Dec 1973
The City Below The Hill: The Slums of Montreal, 1897
The City Below The Hill: The Slums of Montreal, 1897

By Herbert Brown Ames

Introduction by P.F.W. Rutherford

The city below the hill is a detailed investigation of social conditions in a working class quarter of Montreal during the 1890s.

Published Dec 1972
Urban Systems Development in Central Canada: Selected Papers
Urban Systems Development in Central Canada: Selected Papers
Edited by L.S. Bourne and R.D. MacKinnon

An excellent general reference on urbanization in Canada.

Published Dec 1972