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Urban Studies

A Canadian Perspective, 1st Edition

Edited by N. H. Lithwick, Gilles Paquet


296 pages

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This study, first published in 1968, was one of the first books on Canada’s urban development, bringing together the viewpoints of professionals who had studied various aspects of city growth – economic, social, geographic, political. The book demonstrates the effectiveness and potential of the cross-disciplinary approach and will prove useful to all those interested in the future of our cities.

Table of Contents

Preface; Introduction; 1. Prolegomena to Urban Analysis N. H. Lithwick and Gilles Paquet; Part One: Toward a Cross-Disciplinary Approach; 2. Urban Growth and Regional Contagion N. H. Lithwick and Gilles Paquet 3. Urban Growth and the Concept of Functional Region D. Michael Ray 4. Urban Land Use: An Economic-Geographic Concept N. H. Lithwick and Gilles Paquet; Part Two: Urban Analysis: Some Case Studies; 5. The Economics of Urban Land Use N. H. Lithwick and Gilles Paquet 6. The Integration of Metropolitan Federations: The Interaction of Political Theory and Urban Phenomena Harold Kaplan 7. Social Consequences of Urbanization Peter C. Pineo; Part Three: Public Policy for City and Region; 8. The Scope of Urban Policy A. N. McKay and D. W. Slater 9. Housing Policy and Urban Renewal R. T. Adamson 10. The Concept of Regional Government and a Proposal for Ontario D. C. Rowat; Conclusion; 11. Approaching the Urban Unit: Some Conclusions and a Beginning N. H. Lithwick and Gilles Paquet; Bibliography; Index

About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Urban Studies

Reissuing works originally published between 1968 and 1997, this 24 volume set offers a selection of scholarship on urban studies. Topics include urban policy, urban economics, and identity and poverty in urban communities. This collection of books from some of the leading scholars in the field provides a comprehensive overview of the subject and how it has evolved over time, and will be of particular interest to students of sociology and urban studies.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Human Geography
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / General
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Sociology / Urban