Canadian Urban Regions: Trajectories of Growth and Change

Paperback | March 30, 2011

EditorLarry S. Bourne, Tom Hutton, Richard Shearmur

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Bringing together some of the most respected scholars in the discipline, Canadian Urban Regions: Trajectories of Growth and Change is an innovative exploration of current trends and developments in urban geography. Combining theoretical perspectives with contemporary insights, the text revealshow the economic welfare of Canada is increasingly determined by the capacity of its cities to function as sites of innovation, creativity, skilled labour formation, specialized production, and global-local interaction. The text moves from building a contextual framework, on to practical casestudies about evolving political, economic, and urban changes in five of Canada's major cities - Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary, and Vancouver - before finally moving on to a discussion of the future of the discipline.

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Bringing together some of the most respected scholars in the discipline, Canadian Urban Regions: Trajectories of Growth and Change is an innovative exploration of current trends and developments in urban geography. Combining theoretical perspectives with contemporary insights, the text revealshow the economic welfare of Canada is incre...

Larry S. Bourne is Professor Emeritus of Geography and Planning and past Director of both the Graduate Program in Planning and the Centre for Urban and Community Studies (CUCS) at the University of Toronto. Professor Bourne is currently a senior scholar with the Global Cities Program and has just completed a term as Interim Director ...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:384 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.48 inPublished:March 30, 2011Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195433823

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List of FiguresList of TablesPrefaceAcknowledgementsList of ContributorsPart I: Dynamics of Change in the Canadian Urban System1. Larry S. Bourne, Tom Hutton, Richard Shearmur, and Jim Simmons: Introduction and Overview: Growth and Change in Canadian Cities2. Mario Polese and Jim Simmons: Canadian Cities in a Global Context3. Larry S. Bourne, Cedric Brunelle, Mario Polese, and Jim Simmons: Growth and Change in the Canadian Urban System4. Jim Simmons, Larry S. Bourne, Tom Hutton, and Richard Shearmur: Political Economy, Governance, and Urban Policy in Canada5. Richard Shearmur and Tom Hutton: Canada's Changing City-Regions: The Expanding Metropolis6. R. Alan Walks: Economic Restructuring and Trajectories of Socio-spatial Polarization in the Twenty-First-Century Canadian CityPart II: The Case Studies: Canada's Power Metropolises7. Jim Simmons and Larry S. Bourne: Case Studies Overview: A Profile of Canada's Major Metropolitan Areas8. Richard Shearmur and Norma Rantisi: Montreal: Rising Again from the Same Ashes9. Caroline Andrew, Brian Ray, and Guy Chiasson: Ottawa-Gatineau: Capital Formation10. Larry S. Bourne, John N.H. Britton, and Deborah Leslie: The Greater Toronto Region: The Challenges of Economic Restructuring, Social Diversity, and Globalization11. Byron Miller and Alan Smart: 'Heart of the New West'? Oil and Gas, Rapid Growth, and Consequences in Calgary12. Trevor Barnes, Tom Hutton, David Ley, and Markus Moos: Vancouver: Restructuring Narratives in the Transnational MetropolisPart III: Perspectives on Theory, Policy, and Practice13. Tom Hutton, Larry S. Bourne, Richard Shearmur, and Jim Simmons: Perspectives on Theory, Policy, and the Future Urban EconomyIndex

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"The book is unique and important in that it focuses on the economies of urban regions and the causes and consequences of the evolution of such economies. More specifically, it focuses on the labour market configuration of those economies as means of exploring a wider range of economicdevelopment issues not only within but also beyond the individual city regions." "This book should be in every classroom that deals with the relationship between metropolitan governance, planning, and development." --Joseph Garcea, University of Saskatchewan