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The City book : the politics and planning of Canada's cities

Author: James Lorimer; Evelyn Ross
Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : J. Lorimer, 1976.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
City book.
Toronto [Ont.] : J. Lorimer, 1976
(DLC) 76375191
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: James Lorimer; Evelyn Ross
ISBN: 9781459324800 1459324803
OCLC Number: 244769088
Notes: Contains a selection of articles which originally appeared in City magazine.
Reproduction Notes: Electronic reproduction. [Place of publication not identified] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
Description: 1 online resource (223 pages) : illustrations, diagrams, maps, plans
Details: Master and use copy. Digital master created according to Benchmark for Faithful Digital Reproductions of Monographs and Serials, Version 1. Digital Library Federation, December 2002.
Contents: Contents --
I Land --
The urban land monopoly --
Ottawa: Endorsing monopoly land ownership --
Calgary: Housing market control revealed --
St Catharines: Farm land lost to Toronto developers --
Lucerne: Politicians share in land profits --
II The experts --
Planners as professionals --
Arthur Erickson: The Corporate Artist-Architect --
Waterloo's Bill Thomson: Planning for power --
Diamond and Myers: The form of reform --
Smoking out the liberals --
III Politics and politicians --
The developers' TEAM: Vancouver's 'reform' party in power Reform politics in Winnipeg: Opening things upNanaimo: Pirate in office --
Timmins: Company town politics --
Making Toronto safe --
once more --
for the developers --
How to run and win --
IV Case studies in urban development --
Saving Montreal --
Halifax: Spitting into the wind on Quinpool Road --
Friendly games: Edmonton's Olympic alternative --
V Urban policy --
Saskatoon robs the bank --
The OMB: Citizens as losers --
Neighbourhood improvement: What it means in Calgary, Vancouver and Toronto --
VI Sources --
Canadian urban studies: a selected bibliography
Other Titles: City magazine.
Responsibility: edited by James Lorimer and Evelyn Ross, with the editors of City magazine.
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First published in 1976, this book offers twenty-two case studies of the politics, policies and problems of Canadian cities. With backgrounds as planners, architects, politicians, social scientists and journalists, the contributors to this book share an interest in getting behind official rhetoric to expose the realities of how cities work and how they are governed. Assessing urban developments from across Canada, The City Book offers immediate reports on the state of the nation's cities at a time of remarkable growth.


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