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Montréal : a citizen's guide to city politics

Author: Jason Prince; Eric Shragge; Mostafa Henaway
Publisher: Montréal ; Chicago ; London : Black Rose Books, [2021]
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"World cities face persistent tension between the pull of globalization and the needs of citizens. Conventional political parties present milquetoast solutions that accommodate the interests of business. Meanwhile, citizens in cafes, meeting halls, on the streets, and now in virtual forums are rising to the challenge of imagining new and radical municipal policy from the ground up. This book explores the future of  Read more...
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Citizen's guide to city politics.
Montréal ; Chicago ; London : Black Rose Books, 2021
(OCoLC)1250660204
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jason Prince; Eric Shragge; Mostafa Henaway
ISBN: 1551647818 9781551647814 1551647796 9781551647791
OCLC Number: 1241244232
Notes: "Black Rose Books No. VV425"--Title page verso.
Description: ix, 335 pages : illustrations, color maps ; 23 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Montreal, between Oral Tradition and Historical Archives / Eric Pouliot-Thisdale --
Power and the City / Eric Shragge --
pt. I NATURE AND THE CITY --
Despair and Hope: A Story of Montreal's Natural Spaces / Patrick Barnard --
Montreal's COVID-19 Pandemic: A Crisis of Inequality / Elizabeth Leier --
Montreal's Changing Climate: There Is No Turning Back / Joey El-Khoury --
pt. II MOVING IN THE CITY --
Debating Public Transit: What about a Regional Tramway? / Jean-Frangois Lefebvre --
F*** the Car: A New Vision for Transport in the Montreal Region / Jason Prince --
Streets That Breathe-Controlling Cars / Claire Morissette --
Beyond Critical Mass: Scaling up Bike Infrastructure in Montreal / Bartek Komorowski --
pt. III PLANNING THE CITY --
Solidarity Architecture and Social Urbanism / Ron Rayside --
The Reconstruction of Montreal's Chabanel District / Norma Rantisi --
pt. IV THE ECONOMY AND THE CITY --
The City as Sweatshop / Mostafa Henaway --
The Social Economy and the City / Jason Prince --
pt. V HOUSING THE CITY --
Municipal Government: Ally or Adversary of Montreal's Co-operative Housing Sector? / Jacob Ryan --
Community Housing: Leveraging Our Collective Assets / Jean-Pierre Racette --
How to Fight Your Landlord: Gentrification and Tenant Organizing in Montreal / Jon Milton --
pt. VI GOVERNING THE CITY --
Power and City Hall / Linda Gyulai --
Consultation, Participation, or Power: What's in It and for Whom? / Eric Shragge --
pt. VII SOCIAL JUSTICE AND THE CITY --
Challenging Policing in Montreal: An Interview with Robyn Maynard / Robyn Maynard --
Whose City? Claiming Justice for Indigenous Peoples / Christopher Curtis --
Pushing Municipal Boundaries: Experiences of Montreal's Immigrant Workers Centre / Cheolki Yoon --
pt. VIII UPPITY'HOODS ANDTHECITY --
Milton Parc: Grabbing and Keeping Community Control / Nathan McDonnell --
Pointe-Saint-Charles: Legacies and Continuity / Cedric Glorioso-Deraiche --
Montreal-Nord: Community Power Catalyzed by Hoodstock / Will Prosper --
Final Word: Prenons Ia Ville! / Eric Shragge.
Other Titles: Citizen's guide to city politics
Responsibility: edited by Mostafa Henaway, Jason Prince, and Eric Shragge.

Abstract:

"World cities face persistent tension between the pull of globalization and the needs of citizens. Conventional political parties present milquetoast solutions that accommodate the interests of business. Meanwhile, citizens in cafes, meeting halls, on the streets, and now in virtual forums are rising to the challenge of imagining new and radical municipal policy from the ground up. This book explores the future of Montreal's citizen lead movements at a moment defined by the threats of pandemic, austerity, housing speculation and insecurity, and racism. It pairs contemporary analysis with an exploration of Montreal's rich municipal history. The editors of A Citizen's Guide to City Politics gathered more than twenty activists, urban planners, and thinkers to address the major problems facing Montrealers and propose alternatives from a citizen's perspective. Municipal movements everywhere will see their own struggles reflected in this guide and will find inspiration for debate and action."--

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