Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach

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Planning Canada introduces students to the fascinating discipline of community and regional planning by exploring the diversity of planning research and practice in Canada. Featuring over thirty compelling case studies, this engaging resource illustrates the multidisciplinary and participatoryapproach that planners use in developing and implementing policies, plans, and programs. Practical and accessible, Planning Canada helps students think critically about the current challenges and opportunities planners face as they work to meet the diverse needs of communities across Canada.

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Planning Canada introduces students to the fascinating discipline of community and regional planning by exploring the diversity of planning research and practice in Canada. Featuring over thirty compelling case studies, this engaging resource illustrates the multidisciplinary and participatoryapproach that planners use in developing an...

Ren Thomas has taught at the University of British Columbia, the University of Amsterdam, and the University of Oregon. She has extensive experience researching and consulting on public- and private-sector planning projects in various locations across Canada.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:456 pages, 10 × 8 × 0.64 inPublished:March 29, 2016Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ContributorsPrefacePART A: FUNDAMENTALS OF PLANNING1. An Introduction to Canadian Planning (Ren Thomas)PART B: CASE STUDIES2. Community Development and Social Planning: Introduction2.1 Promising Practices in Social Plan Development and Implementation: Applying Lessons Learned from Canadian Urban Municipalities in the City of Richmond, British Columbia (John Foster, Olga Scherbina, and Leonora Angeles)2.2 Cultural Planning in Canada (Kari Huhtala)2.3 Cultivating Intercultural Understanding: Dialogues and Storytelling among First Nations, Urban Aboriginals, and Immigrants in Vancouver (Umbreen Ashraf, Kate Kittredge, and Magdalena Ugarte)2.4 Social Vulnerability to Climate Change: An Assessment for Yarmouth, Nova Scotia (Michaela Cochran)2.5 Reconceptualizing Social Planning: A Case Study of the Spatialized Impacts of Urban Poverty for Lone Parent, Female-Headed Families in Vancouver (Silvia Vilches and Penny Gurstein)3. Urban Form and Public Health: Introduction3.1 Design and Beyond: The Mobility and Accessibility Community Gardens in the Region of Waterloo, Ontario (Luna Khirfan)3.2 A Comparison of Cross-Alberta and Cross-Canada Health Initiatives (Kyle Whitfield)3.3 Building up While Sprawling Out? Paradoxes of Urban Intensification in Ottawa (Donald Leffers)3.4 Planning for Diversity in a Suburban Retrofit Context: The Case of Ethnic Shopping Malls in the Toronto Area (Zhixi Cecilia Zhuang)4. Natural Resource Management: Introduction4.1 Resource Development Proposal, Drybones Bay, Northwest Territories (Darha Phillpot and Todd Slack)4.2 Climate Adaptation Planning in British Columbia: The Elkford Approach (Timothy Shah)4.3 Government-to-Government Planning and the Recognition of Indigenous Rights and Title in the Central Coast Land and Resource Management Plan (Janice Barry)5. Housing: Introduction5.1 Saskatchewan's Affordable Housing Challenge: Allocation of Public Funding in a Thriving Province (Jenna Mouck)5.2 We Call Regent Park Home: Tenant Perspectives on Redevelopment of Their Toronto Public Housing Community (Laura C. Johnson)5.3 Energy-Efficiency Retrofits and Planning Solutions for Sustainable Social Housing in Canada (Sasha Tsenkova)5.4 Meeting the Workforce Housing Needs of a Resort Municipality: The Whistler Example (Marla Zucht and Margaret Eberle)6. Participatory Processes: Introduction6.1 People and Plans: Vancouver's CityPlan Process (Ann McAfee)6.2 Cultural Planning and Governance Innovation: The Case of Hamilton (Jeff Biggar)6.3 Taking It Online: How the City of Vancouver Became Comfortable with Engaging Residents in Their PJs: Vancouver's Use of Online Crowdsourcing to Engage Residents during the Development of the Greenest City Action Plan (Lisa Brideau and Amanda Mitchell)6.4 Reaching Youth: Tools for Participating in the Upgrading and Evaluation of Municipal Equipment and Services (Juan Torres and Natasha Blanchet-Cohen)6.5 I "Like" You, You Make My Heart Twitter, but..." Reflections for Urban Planners from an Early Assessment of Social Media Deployment by Canadian Local Governments (Pamela Robinson and Michael DeRuyter)7. Urban Design: Introduction7.1 What's Public about Public Markets? Beyond Public and Private Space in Community-Building (Leslie Shieh)7.2 Planning as Placemaking? The Case of the East Bayfront Precinct Planning Process (James T. White)7.3 Developing the Community Plan and Urban Design Plan for Benalto, Alberta (Beverly Sandalack and Francisco Alaniz Uribe)7.4 Variations on Empire: Planning the US Embassy in Ottawa (Jason R. Burke)7.5 The Toronto Avenues and Mid-Rise Buildings Study (Cal Brook and Matt Reid)8. Urban Redevelopment: Introduction8.1 Urban Regeneration in a Mid-sized City: A New Vision for Downtown Sudbury (Alison Bain and Ross Burnett)8.2 After "Ours": Creating a Sense of Ownership in Winnipeg's Downtown Plan (Gerald H. Couture)8.3 The Quartier des spectacles, Montreal (Laurie Loison and Raphael Fischler)8.4 Places to Grow: A Case Study in Regional Planning in a Rapidly Growing Urban Context (Jason Thorne)9. Transportation and Infrastructure: Introduction9.1 The Death and Life of "Transit City": Searching for Sustainable Transportation in Toronto's Inner Suburbs (Anna Kramer and Christian Mettke)9.2 Declining Infrastructure and Its Opportunities: Gardiner East Environmental Assessment (Antonio Medeiros)9.3 Hamilton's Red Valley Parkway: Fifty-Seven Years in the Making (Walter G. Peace)9.4 Travel Demand Management and GHG Emission Reductions: Meeting Multiple Objectives through Partnerships and Multi-Level Co-ordination (Ugo Lachapelle)Suggestions for Further ReadingsGlossary

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"Like this text, I believe that Canadian planning has a lot to offer--not only to students in Canadian planning schools but to those interested in innovation practice around the world." --Jill Grant, Dalhousie University