Books tagged: City Planning & Urban Development
This book is what happens when one person becomes completely enamoured of the landscape in the city where he lives?especially if this person, like John Terpstra, engages the world with the imagination and curiosity of a poet. Terpstra’s investigations centre around the Iroquois ... Read more
Edited by Alana Wilcox, Christina Palassio, and Jonny Dovercourt
More trees. Hydrogen-fuelled cabs. Urbiology. A new model of taxation. Solar panels on big-box stores. The art of salvage. Composters for dog poo in city parks. Retrofitting our urban slabs. Gardening the Gardiner. Ravine City. What would make Toronto a greener place?
In the ... Read more
Edited by Alex Bozikovic, Cheryll Case, John Lorinc, and Annabel Vaughan
A citizen's guide to making the big city a place where we can afford to live. Housing is increasingly unattainable in successful global cities, and Toronto is no exception - in part because of zoning that protects "stable" residential neighborhoods with high property values. ... Read more
By Owen Toews
Through a combination of historical and contemporary analysis this book shows how settler colonialism, as a mode of racial capitalism, has made and remade Winnipeg and the Canadian Prairie West over the past one hundred and fifty years. It traces the emergence of a 'dominant ... Read more
By Jay Pitter & John Lorinc
How do we build cities where we aren't just living within the same urban space, but living together?
Greater Toronto is now home to a larger proportion of foreign-born residents than any other major global metropolis. Not surprisingly, city officials rarely miss an opportunity ... Read more
Edited by John Lorinc, Michael McClelland, and Ellen Scheinberg
The story of the growth and destruction of Toronto's first 'priority neighbourhood. '
From the 1840s until the Second World War, waves of newcomers who migrated to Toronto – Irish, Jewish, Italian, African American and Chinese, among others – landed in 'The Ward. ' Crammed ... Read more
By Rohan Quinby
By combining provocative prose with photo-essay, Time and the Suburbs explores the disappearance of cities in North America under the weight of suburban, exurban, and other forms of development that are changing the way we live and do politics. Drawing on social theory from Henri ... Read more