Rediscovering Thomas Adams: Rural Planning and Development in Canada by Wayne J. CaldwellRediscovering Thomas Adams: Rural Planning and Development in Canada by Wayne J. Caldwell

Rediscovering Thomas Adams: Rural Planning and Development in Canada

EditorWayne J. Caldwell

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Rural depopulation, protection of natural resources,suburbanization, affordable housing, mass transportation, loss offertile lands -- these are modern problems, yet they are not new.Thomas Adams grappled with these same concerns nearly a century ago,when he wrote Rural Planning and Development, a comprehensiveoverview of planning issues at the time of the First World War.

Rediscovering Thomas Adams reintroduces a new generation to a textthat quickly became a touchstone for planners and planning in CanadaUpdated with commentaries by Canada’s leading planners who holdup Adams’ text as a mirror to reflect upon contemporary planningissues, this richly illustrated book highlights Adams’ influenceon the planning profession and the continued significance of hiscomprehensive, pragmatic vision for building better rural and urbancommunities. Chapter by chapter, from production and systems ofsurveying to government policies and legislation, the contributors notonly place Adams’ text and Canadian planning in historicalcontext, they also put forward a new vision of what planning anddevelopment can be.

First published in 1917, Rural Planning and Developmentcontinues to resonate as a broad vision for planning, one that movesbeyond the demands of the moment to offer a long-term vision for abetter future.

Wayne J. Caldwell is a professor of rural planning in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at the University of Guelph.
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Title:Rediscovering Thomas Adams: Rural Planning and Development in CanadaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:428 pages, 9 × 6 × 1.15 inPublished:August 1, 2012Publisher:Ubc PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0774819243

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Table of Contents

Preface and Acknowledgments

 

Introduction

Wayne J. Caldwell

 

RURAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT BY THOMAS ADAMS WITH COMMENTARIES

 

I Introductory

Commentary by Jeanne M. Wolfe

 

II Rural Population and Production in Canada

Commentary by Michael Troughton

 

III Present Systems of Surveying and Planning Land in RuralAreas

Commentary by Hok-Lin Leung

 

IV Rural Transportation and Distribution: Railways and Highways

Commentary by Ian Wight

 

V Rural Problems that Arise in Connection with Land Development

Commentary by Len Gertler

 

VI Organization of Rural Life and Rural Industries

Commentary by Tony Fuller

 

VI Government Policies and Land Development

Commentary by Jill L. Grant

 

VI Returned Soldiers and Land Settlement

Commentary by John Devlin

 

IX Provincial Planning and Development Legislation

Commentary by Gary Davidson

 

X Outline of Proposals and General Conclusions

Commentary by Wayne J. Caldwell

 

Appendices

Indexes

Contributors

 

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Suburbanization, affordable housing, mass transportation, loss offertile lands -- these are modern problems, yet they are not new.Thomas Adams grappled with these same issues nearly a century ago, whenhe wrote Rural Planning and Development, a book that quicklybecame a touchstone for planners and planning in Canada. Reprinted forthe first time and updated with commentaries by leading Canadianplanners, this book highlights Adams’ influence on the planningprofession and the continued relevance of his comprehensive vision forplanning -- to move beyond the demands of the moment to embracelong-term strategies for building stronger rural communities.