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“Canadian Cities in Transition” Local Through Global Perspectives, 3rd Edition

Edited by Trudi Bunting and Pierre Filion ISBN: 0195422198 Release Date: May 16, 2006 Publisher: Oxford University Press Chapter 1.Cities that fail to export decline. The origins of urban planning can be traced back to the 19th century public health interventions intended to reduce the risks of epidemics. The period known as Suburban Domination in […]

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“Common Ground in a Liquid City” Essays in Defence of an Urban Future

Author: Matt Hern ISBN: 9781849350105 Release Date: December 30, 2009 Publisher: AK Press Core Contentions — 1. An ecological city has to be organized around cities, living compactly. 2. In a liquid air a when people, goods, and capital are sloshing over the globe we have to turn cities into comprehensible places that everyday people […]

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The Vancouver Achievement: Urban Planning and Design

Author: John Punter ISBN: 9780774809726 Release Date: January 1, 2004 Publisher: UBC Press Three innovative practices — Urban Design Panel, City Plan, Mega Project Planning process Two planning traditions — discretionary/British and administrative/American-Continental Europe. Vancouver has a blend of the two. Richard Enriquez calls envelope Urban design as public-policy — emerged in North American cities. […]

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