Urban Policy Issues: Canadian Perspectives

Paperback | July 15, 2001

EditorEdmund Fowler, David Siegel

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Urban Policy Issues: Canadian Perspectives, Second Edition, provides a unique introductory survey of the range of policy fields for which local governments are responsible--policies that are important because they define how local governments interact with their citizens. As far as citizensare concerned, the policies that local governments adopt are the 'face' of local government. The first chapters of the text outline the various contexts within which urban public policies are made, including demographics, finance, and governance structures. Each of the remaining chapters covers a particular policy area, ranging from transportation, housing and development, and education toleisure and culture, environmental issues, and public health. Every chapter of this second edition has been written specifically for this book, presenting material up-to-date to the end of the twentieth century and anticipating the concerns of the twenty-first.

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Urban Policy Issues: Canadian Perspectives, Second Edition, provides a unique introductory survey of the range of policy fields for which local governments are responsible--policies that are important because they define how local governments interact with their citizens. As far as citizensare concerned, the policies that local governm...

Edmund Fowler teaches courses on local government and the politics of the environment at Glendon College, York University and is also director of Glendon's Municipal Intern Program. His published works focus on the importance of the urban built environment in influencing human behaviour and on policies to achieve ecologically sensible...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:312 pages, 6 × 9 × 0.5 inPublished:July 15, 2001Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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About this BookAcknowledgementsAbout the Authors1. E.P. Fowler and David Siegel: Introduction: Urban Public Policy at the Turn of the Century2. David K. Foot, Department of Economics, University of Toronto: Urban Demographics in Canada3. David Siegel: Urban Finance at the Turn of the Century: Be Careful What You Wish For4. Andrew Sancton, Department of Political Science, University of Western Ontario: Metropolitan and Regional Governance5. Barbara Wake Carroll, Department of Political Science, McMaster University: Housing Policy in the New Millennium: The Uncompassionate Landscape6. Rodney Haddow, Department of Political Science, St. Francis Xavier University: Municipal Social Security in Canada7. Edmund P. Fowler and Jack Layton, City Councilor and lecturer in the Environmental Studies Program, University of Toronto: Transportation Policy in Canadian Cities8. Trevor Price, Retired, Department of Political Science, University of Windsor: Sustainable Cities9. Edmund P. Fowler and Franz Hartmann, Environmental Studies Program, University of Toronto: City Environmental Policy: Connecting the Dots10. Bryan J.A. Smale, Department of Recreation and Leisure Studies, University of Waterloo and Donald G. Reid, Department of Rural Planning and Development, University of Guelph: Public Policy on Recreation and Leisure in Urban Canada11. Donna Cardinal, Canadian Studies Program, University of Alberta: Culture, Heritage, and the Arts12. Christopher Leo, Department of Political Science, University of Winnipeg and Adjunct Professor of City Planning, University of Manitoba: Urban Development: Planning Aspirations and Political Realities13. Caroline Andrew, Department of Political Science, University of Ottawa and Jeff Morrison, Public Affairs Officer, Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada: Infrastructure14. Trevor Hancock, public health physician and health promotion consultant: From Public Health to the Healthy City15. Peter Woolstencroft, Department of Political Science University of Waterloo: Education Policies: Challenges and Controversies