Planning Canadian Communities is the nation's standard survey textbook on community planning. For twenty years, Gerald Hodge has introduced thousands of students to the principles, practices and participants of community planning in Canada. The fifth edition sees the addition of co-author David Gordon, and content has been reorganized, updated and refined.Planning Canadian Communities provides a comprehensive view of the needs, origins, contemporary practices, and future challenges in planning Canadian cities, towns, and regions. The text describes the history of community planning in Canada, how it works today, and who participates in it. Examples of community planning in Canadian cities, towns and regions are used throughout the text.