Canadian Cities in Transition

Canadian Cities in Transition

Book - 1991
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As the federal government's recent 'New Deal for Cities' suggests, the importance of cities is now widely recognized. Large urban centres are seen at once as primary engines of the economy and as concentrations of societal problems: poverty, homelessness, criminality, environmental degradation. Calls are thus mounting not only for the allocation of more resources but for the adoption of new policies, grounded in urban realities, that will enable Canadian cities to function more effectively. This third edition of Canadian Cities in Transition has been completely revised and updated. Examining the uneven development and uncertain future of Canadian cities, 41 specialists in the field-urban geographers, political scientists, urban planners, civil engineers-offer state-of-the-art understanding of everything from the evolution of the Canadian urban system to site-specific design, problems of transportation and infrastructure, the containment of urban sprawl, the impacts of immigration and gentrification, and the sustainability of cities-both environmentally and economically. The 27 chapters are supported by abundant illustrative material-maps, tables, figures, and photographs-and followed by two appendices, one discussing the changing nature of urban research and the other presenting essential data on Canada's census metropolitan areas. In addition, for the first time this new edition includes a comprehensive bibliography. Required reading for students of Canadian urban geography and urban studies, Canadian Cities in Transition: Local Through Global Perspectives will also be an invaluable resource for anyone concerned about the future of Canada's cities. Book jacket.
Publisher: Toronto ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991
ISBN: 9780195407945
Branch Call Number: 307.76 CAN
Characteristics: 553 p. : ill. ; 23 cm


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