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Shaping the metropolis : institutions and urbanization in the United States and Canada

Author: Zachary Todd Taylor
Publisher: Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, [2019] ©2019
Series: McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance, 11.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Rising income inequality and concentrated poverty threaten the social sustainability of North American cities. Suburban growth endangers sensitive ecosystems, water supplies, and food security. Existing urban infrastructure is crumbling while governments struggle to pay for new and expanded services. Can our inherited urban governance institutions and policies effectively respond to these problems? In Shaping the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Case studies
Études de cas
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Taylor, Zachary Todd, 1973-
Shaping the metropolis.
Montreal ; Kingston ; London ; Chicago : McGill-Queen's University Press, 2019
(OCoLC)1082357994
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Zachary Todd Taylor
ISBN: 9780773557055 0773557059 9780773557048 0773557040
OCLC Number: 1065953630
Description: xv, 456 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Shaping the metropolis --
The institutional foundations of governance --
The development of national patterns of urban governance --
Toronto --
Minneapolis-St. Paul --
Vancouver --
Portland --
Urban governance, past and future.
Series Title: McGill-Queen's studies in urban governance, 11.
Responsibility: Zack Taylor.

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How American and Canadian cities came to be governed differently - and what it means for the future.  Read more...

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