Planning & Urban Studies

2010
Planning & Urban Studies

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Perverse Cities
Pamela Blais

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Transport for Suburbia
Paul Mees

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Thinking Planning and Urbanism
Beth Moore Milroy

An Introduction to Sustainable Transportation
Preston L. Schiller, Eric C. Bruun, and Jeffrey R. Kenworthy

Reconstructing Kobe
David W. Edgington

Speaking for a Long Time
Adrienne L. Burk

La Calle
Lydia R. Otero

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Sex and the Revitalized City
Leslie Kern

Landscapes and Social 20 Transformations on the Northwest Coast
Jeff Oliver

Suburb, Slum, Urban Village
Carolyn Whitzman

The Country in the City
Richard A. Walker

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Geography of British Columbia, Third Edition
Brett McGillivray

Expansive Discourses
Max Foran

Quebec
Serge Courville Translated by Richard Howard

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Cities for People
Jan Gehl

The Intercultural City 11 11 12 12 13
Phil Wood and Charles Landry

Tales of Two Cities
Sylvia Bashevkin

Creating Vibrant Public Spaces
Ned Crankshaw

Race and the City
Shanti Fernando

Vanishing British Columbia
Michael Kluckner

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
Patrick M. Condon

Creating a Modern Countryside
James Murton

Urban Transformation
Peter Bosselmann

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Second Growth
Sean Markey, John T. Pierce, Kelly Vodden, and Mark Roseland

Community Planning, Second Edition
Eric Damian Kelly

Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems 13 14 14 15 15 16
Peter Newman and Isabella Jennings

The Vancouver Achievement
John Punter

Light Imprint Handbook
Thomas E. Low

Planning the New Suburbia
Avi Friedman

Resilient Cities
Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer

Planning Canadian Regions
Gerald Hodge and Ira M. Robinson

Governing Ourselves?
Mary Louise McAllister

Heat Islands
Lisa Gartland

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A Dynamic Balance
Edited by Ann Dale and Jenny Onyx

Designing High-Density Cities
Edited by Edward Ng

Redrawing Local Government Boundaries
Edited by John Meligrana

Megaregions
Catherine L. Ross

The Principles of Green Urbanism 16 17 17 18 18
Steffen Lehmann

Bioregionalism and Civil Society
Mike Carr

Taking the Air
Paul Kopas

Governing for Sustainable Urban Development
Yvonne Rydin

Linking Industry and Ecology
Edited by Ray Côté, James Tansey, and Ann Dale

Pedaling Revolution
Jeff Mapes

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The Culture of Flushing
Jamie Benidickson

Public Produce
Darrin Nordahl

The Co-workplace
Laura C. Johnson

Building an Emerald City
Lucia Athens

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Green Building Trends
Jerry Yudelson

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Sustainable Housing Projects
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Andrew Ford

Strategic Environmental Assessment in Action
Riki Therivel

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Bob Freitag, Susan Bolton, Frank Westerlund, and J.L.S. Clark

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Frederick Steiner

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Wired to the World, Chained to the Home
Penny Gurstein

Demography in Canada in the Twentieth Century
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A History of Domestic Space
Peter Ward

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H. Craig Davis

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H. Craig Davis

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Rehabilitating the Old City of Beijing
Liangyong Wu

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Perverse Cities
Hidden Subsidies, Wonky Policy, and Urban Sprawl
Pamela blais
Perverse Cities provides a provocative explanation for the persistence of urban sprawl, pointing to flawed public policies and distorted price signals. Urban sprawl – low-density subdivisions and business parks, big box stores and mega-malls – has increasingly come to define city growth despite decades of planning and policy. In Perverse Cities , Pamela Blais argues that flawed public policies and mis-pricing create hidden, “perverse” subsidies and incentives that promote sprawl while discouraging more efficient and sustainable urban forms – clearly not what most planners and environmentalists have in mind. She makes the case for accurate pricing and better policy to curb sprawl and shows how this can be achieved in practice through a range of marketoriented tools that promote efficient, sustainable cities. COntentS 1 The Price of Sprawl Part 1: the Planning Problem 2 Sprawl: A Planning Problem 3 The Costs and Benefits of Sprawl Part 2: the Problem with Planning 4 The Costs and Benefits of Planning 5 How Do Our Cities Grow? Plans versus Reality 6 Prices Drive Sprawl Part 3: Subsidies, Cross-Subsidies, and Mis-incentives: how Public Policy Finances Sprawl 7 Municipal Services: Costs and Prices 8 Network Services: Costs and Prices 9 Housing, Infrastructure, and Energy: More Mis-Pricing and Mis-Incentives 10 Driving Sprawl: Pricing and Policy Mis-Incentives Part 4: What to do 11 Pricing Principles 12 A Toolbox of Market-Oriented Instruments 13 Perverse Subsidies, Perverse Cities

PaMela blaiS is a city planner and principal of Toronto-based Metropole Consultants. October 2010 978-0-7748-1895-7 hC $85.00 July 2011 978-0-7748-1896-4 Pb $39.95 288 pages, 6 x 9” 2 figures, 8 tables Canadian Urban & Regional Politics Sociology

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thinking Planning and Urbanism
beth Moore Milroy
by exposing the details of one redevelopment – the dundas Square area in toronto – this book shows how city planners can be overwhelmed by the machinations of money and power, and also why the planning field itself is ill-equipped to answer the challenge of finding creative solutions for post-industrial problems. When manufacturers and retailers vacate traditional locations, they leave holes in a city’s fabric that signal a shifting urban-industrial terrain. Who should mend these spaces, and how should they approach the problem? Using Toronto’s Dundas Square and surrounding area as a case study, this book meticulously reconstructs the redevelopment process to explore the theories and practices used. It traces the labyrinth of competing interests that can sideline and nearly overwhelm the public planning function. In these circumstances, Moore Milroy concludes that practising planners are marooned by planning theories that begin from the premise that urban space is a social construction and only secondarily a function of technology and aesthetics. COntentS 1 Opening 2 History (with Nik Luka) 3 Regenerating 4 Redeveloping 5 Defending 6 Implementing 7 Closing Appendices; Notes; References; Index

beth MOORe MilROy, professor emerita, is former director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Ryerson University and a Fellow of the Canadian Institute of Planners. 2009 978-0-7748-1615-1 Pb $34.95 336 pages, 6 x 9” 22 b&w photos, 8 maps Ontario Urban Studies

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Reconstructing Kobe
The Geography of Crisis and Opportunity
david W. edgington
an absorbing study of how Japanese policy makers confronted challenges and exploited opportunities to rebuild a city in the aftermath of the world’s first major postwar disaster.

This is the first book-length study of the Hanshin Earthquake and the reconstruction response. Disaster preparedness and reconstruction is, sadly, an increasingly important area of study, and Japan has both a long experience of, and many distinctive approaches to, urban disaster recovery and rebuilding. This excellent study of Japan’s largest postwar urban disaster is thorough, timely, and relevant.
– André Sorensen, Department of Geography and Programme in Planning, University of Toronto The Hanshin Earthquake was the largest disaster to affect postwar Japan and one of the most destructive postwar natural disasters to strike a developed country. Although the media focused on the disaster’s immediate effects, the long-term reconstruction efforts have gone largely unexplored. Drawing on extensive fieldwork, David Edgington records the first ten years of reconstruction and recovery and asks whether planners successfully exploited opportunities to make a more sustainable and disaster-proof city. This is an intricate investigation of one of the largest redevelopment projects in recent memory. COntentS Preface 1 Introduction 2 Earthquakes and Urban Reconstruction 3 Kobe and the Hanshin Earthquake 4 The Planning and Reconstruction Response 5 Protest, Participation, and the Phoenix Plan 6 Neighbourhood Case Studies 7 Symbolic Projects and the Local Economy 8 Conclusion Notes; References; Index

david W. edgingtOn is a former director of the Centre for Japanese Research and an associate professor of geography at the University of British Columbia. March 2010 978-0-7748-1756-1 hC $95.00 January 2011 978-0-7748-1757-8 Pb $45.00 328 pages, 6 x 9” 45 b&w photos, 21 maps, 28 charts, 27 tables Japanese Studies

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Speaking for a long time
Public Space and Social Memory in Vancouver
adrienne l. burk
a vivid account of how three public monuments in vancouver’s downtown eastside have challenged the norms of civic art by claiming a place in public space for society’s most vulnerable groups.

The tragedy at École Polytechnique that took the lives of our daughter Anne-Marie Edward and her engineering school companions, and the ongoing tragedy of the murder of Aboriginal women, have changed our collective social consciousness about violence against women. Adrienne Burk’s beautiful and sensitive account of three commemoration sites in Vancouver dedicated to women murdered by men is a case in point, written with extraordinary insight. Speaking for a Long Time will indeed speak for a long time.
– Suzanne Laplante-Edward In the late 1990s, Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside became the setting for three monuments – grassroots initiatives that challenged the norms of civic art by claiming a place in public space for society’s most vulnerable groups, and each figured in debates about many kinds of violence. Emphasizing the resilience and agency of artists, activists, and residents, this account of the creation of memoryscapes offers unique insights into the links between power, public space, and social memory. It asks us to reconsider what constitutes public art that will “speak for a long time.” COntentS Preface Part 1: act Marker of Change/ À l’aube du changement CRAB Park Boulder Standing with Courage, Strength and Pride Part 2: Frame Public Space, Social Order and Visibility Memory: Blending the Personal and the Social Monuments: Permanence and Memory A Geographic Sensibility Part 3: Forge Continuousness of the Issue Acknowledging the Unseen Consolidating Claims of Community Design Features Street Smarts Proposition: A Politics of Visibility References; Index

adRienne l. bURK is a senior lecturer in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Simon Fraser University. May 2010 978-0-7748-1698-4 hC $85.00 January 2011 978-0-7748-1699-1 Pb $29.95 212 pages, 6 x 9” 17 b&w images, 3 maps BC History Communication & Cultural Studies Women’s Studies Sociology of Gender & Family

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Sex and the Revitalized City
Gender, Condominium Development, and Urban Citizenship
leslie Kern
this book exposes the notion of women’s emancipation through condo ownership as a marketing ploy rather than a major shift in gender relations.

This original study of the gendering processes occurring in the neoliberal city is a significant addition to scholarly debate on cities and gender. Empirically grounded in the intricacies of the condo market in Toronto, it both adds to, and updates, the pathbreaking work around gendered critical urban analysis. An accessible and incisive text that will no doubt instigate future discussions.
– Loretta Lees, Cities Group, Department of Geography, King’s College, London When a recent wave of condominium development overtook Toronto, women emerged as powerful consumers, and reports claimed that home ownership was offering young, single women freedom, financial independence, and personal security. Sex and the Revitalized City examines the truth of these claims by exploring the phenomenon from the perspective of women condo owners and planners and developers. This fresh perspective on urban revitalization reveals that condo ownership is not freeing women from constraints – neoliberal ideologies are remaking women’s relationship with the city in the image of fast capital and consumer citizenship. Women’s emancipation through condominium ownership is a marketing ploy rather than a major shift in gender relations. COntentS Introduction 1 Growing Up: Toronto’s Condominium Boom and the Politics of Urban Revitalization 2 Troubling Tenure: Condominium Ownership, Gender, and the Entrepreneurial Subject 3 Under Construction: The Place of Community in the Neoliberal City 4 Securing Relations of Threat: The Intersection of Gender, Fear, and Capital 5 A Date with the Big City: Gendering the Myth of Urbanity Conclusion Appendices Notes; References; Index

leSlie KeRn is an assistant professor of women’s studies at Mount Allison University. March 2010 978-0-7748-1822-3 hC $85.00 January 2011 978-0-7748-1823-0 Pb $32.95 224 pages, 6 x 9” 13 b&w photos Women’s Studies Sociology of Gender & Family

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Suburb, Slum, Urban Village
Transformations in Toronto’s Parkdale Neighbourhood, 1875-2002
Carolyn Whitzman
this rich and detailed history of a neighbourhood’s actual conditions, imaginary connotations, and planning policies sheds light on the complex social development of modern urban space.

CaRolyn Whitzman is a senior lecturer in urban planning at the University of Melbourne. 2009 978-0-7748-1536-9 Pb $29.95 240 pages, 6 x 9” 7 b&w photos, 7 tables, 5 maps Ontario Urban Studies Historical Geography Canadian Social History

Suburb, Slum, Urban Village examines the relationship between image and reality for one city neighbourhood – Toronto’s Parkdale. Carolyn Whitzman tracks Parkdale’s story across three eras: its early decades as a politically independent suburb of the industrial city; its half-century of ostensible decline toward becoming a slum; and its post-industrial period of transformation into a revitalized urban village. This book also shows how Parkdale’s image influenced planning policy for the neighbourhood. Whitzman demonstrates that image and reality have not always correlated for Parkdale. Parkdale’s changing image stood in stark contrast to its real social conditions. Nevertheless, this image became a self-fulfilling prophecy, as it contributed to increasingly discriminatory planning practices for Parkdale in the late twentieth century.
ContentS Preface Introduction 1 A Good Place to Live? Perceptions and Realities of Suburbs, Slums, and Urban Villages 2 The Flowery Suburb: Parkdale’s Development, 1875-1912 3 “Becoming a Serious Slum”: Decline in Parkdale, 1913-1966 4 From Bowery to Bohemia: The Urban Village, 1967-2002 5 Why Does Parkdale Matter? Notes; References; Index

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geography of british Columbia, third edition
People and Landscapes in Transition
brett Mcgillivray
A comprehensive, proficient, and intriguing geographic text ... McGillivray’s book is excellent, and no one who teaches the geography of British Columbia should fail to give it serious consideration for adoption. The book fulfils its aims well; it succeeds in providing fascinating insights into the humanenvironment relationships in British Columbia.
– Joseph Mensah, The Canadian Geographer

McGillivray has done a tremendous job ... This book is very well done, will make a valuable teaching resource, and deserves wide adoption.
– Greg Halseth, The Canadian Geographer COntentS Preface 1 British Columbia: A Region of Regions 2 Physical Processes and Human Implications 3 Geophysical Hazards: Living with Risks 4 Modifying the Landscape: The Arrival of Europeans 5 First Nations and Their Territories: Reclaiming the Land 6 The Geography of Racism: The Spatial Diffusion of Asians 7 Resource Management in a Changing Global Economy 8 Forestry: A Dominant Export Industry in Difficult Times 9 The Fishing Industry: Managing a Mobile Resource 10 Metal Mining: The Opening and Closing of Mines 11 Energy: Supply and Demand 12 Agriculture: The Land and What Is Produced 13 Water: An Essential Resource 14 Tourism: A New and Dynamic Industry 15 Single-Resource Communities: Fragile Settlements 16 Urbanization: A Summary of People and Landscapes in Transition Glossary; Index

bRett MCgillivRay taught British Columbia geography at Capilano College, North Vancouver. December 2010 978-0-7748-2078-3 Pb $45.00 320 pages, 8 x 10” 16 b&w photos, 144 maps and figures, 76 tables BC Geography Environmental History Natural History Historical Geography

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Quebec
A Historical Geography
Serge Courville translated by Richard howard
a meticulously researched and original history of Quebec that celebrates the interaction between its physical landscape and its people. In this richly documented work, Serge Courville tells the geographical history of Quebec from the appearance of the first humans through to the present day. This detailed and erudite book maps major stages of Quebec’s development, providing a geographical record of the many social relationships that over time created a sense of place. Landscape, Courville shows, is the keeper of memory, the record of successive changes, and a witness to the genesis of the new. Places that were once agricultural, then left to waste and ruin, are today revivified by tourism. Areas that now house office buildings were long ago open playgrounds where children ruled. Drawing on vast research, Courville shows how, in spite of the turbulence Quebec often endures – or perhaps because of it – the land itself may be seen as an important participant in the history of its peoples.

During his twenty-two years as a professor in the Department of Geography at Université Laval, SeRge COURville authored or co-authored some seventeen books, including an ambitious comparative study of colonization and immigration in Canada. RiChaRd hOWaRd has been translating books from the French, chiefly in the social sciences, for over three decades. 2008 978-0-7748-1426-3 Pb $34.95 364 pages, 6.625 x 9.5” 65 charts, 23 tables Quebec Historical Geography Canadian History Environmental History

Quebec: A Historical Geography was originally published by Les Presses de l’Université Laval as Le Québec: Genèses et mutations du territoire.
COntentS Preface and Acknowledgments Introduction Part 1: the territory 1 Historical Depth Part 2: Prehistoric Ranges 2 Origins 3 European Contact Part 3: Frontier Farmers 4 Establishing a Colony 5 A Century of Expansion 6 After the Conquest Part 4: growth and Colonization 7 Transition 8 Taking the Land 9 The Other Frontier Part 5: Prospects 10 From Growth to Recession Conclusion Afterword Notes; References; Index

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tales of two Cities
Women and Municipal Restructuring in London and Toronto
Sylvia bashevkin

Race and the City
Chinese Canadian and Chinese American Political Mobilization
Shanti Fernando

How does reshaping local government affect citizen involvement in public life? As cities move between centralized and decentralized governance and conservative and progressive leadership, what brings out the best and the worst in civic engagement? In this thought-provoking book, Sylvia Bashevkin examines the consequences of divergent restructuring experiences in London and Toronto. By focusing on the forced amalgamation of local boroughs in Toronto and the creation of a new metropolitan authority in London, she explores the fallout for women as urban citizens. Ultimately, context is crucial to whether municipal change signals pessimism or promise. Sylvia baShevKin is principal of University College and a professor of political science at the University of Toronto. 2006, 978-0-7748-1279-5 Pb $30.95 200 pages, 6 x 9” Women’s Studies Canadian Urban & Regional Politics Gender & Politics European Politics

In Race and the City, Shanti Fernando presents an elegant analysis of the mechanisms of political mobilization under systemic racism that draws on case studies, interviews, and a detailed understanding of the racialized legal and sociocultural histories of both the United States and Canada. She argues that while increasing diversity may be a challenge for systemic inclusiveness, it is one that must be met if Canada is to uphold its vision of a truly democratic society. Shanti FeRnandO is an assistant professor of political science at York University. 2006, 978-0-7748-1346-4 Pb $30.95 192 pages, 6 x 9” Asian Diaspora Multiculturalism & Transnationalism Race & Transnationalism in Politics

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vanishing british Columbia
Michael Kluckner

Creating a Modern Countryside
Liberalism and Land Resettlement in British Columbia

Shortlisted for the 2005 hUbeRt evanS nOn-FiCtiOn bOOK PRize, bRitiSh COlUMbia bOOK aWaRdS

James Murton

Winner, 2007 K.d. SRivaStava aWaRd

The old buildings and historic places of British Columbia form a kind of “roadside memory,” a tangible link with stories of settlement, change, and abandonment that reflect the great themes of BC’s history. Michael Kluckner began painting his personal map of the province in a watercolour sketchbook. In 1999, after he put a few of the sketches on his website, a network of correspondents emerged that eventually led him to the family letters, photo albums, and memories from a disappearing era of the province. Vanishing British Columbia is a record of these places and the stories they tell, presenting a compelling argument for stewardship of regional history in the face of urbanization and globalization. MiChael KlUCKneR is a writer, artist, and heritage activist who has spent decades exploring the highways and byways of British Columbia. 2005, 978-0-7748-1126-2 Pb $39.95 224 pages, 8.5 x 11” 372 b&w and colour illustrations Canadian Art & Design BC History Canadian History

In the early 1900s, British Columbia embarked on a brief but intense effort to manufacture a modern countryside. The government wished to reward Great War veterans with new lives: settlers would benefit from living in a rural community, considered a more healthy and moral alternative to urban life. But the fundamental reason for the land resettlement project was the rise of progressive or “new liberal” thinking, as reformers advocated an expanded role for the state in guaranteeing the prosperity and economic security of its citizens. James Murton examines how this process unfolded and demonstrates how the humanenvironment relationship of the early twentieth century shaped the province as it is today. JaMeS MURtOn is an assistant professor of history at Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario. 2007, 978-0-7748-1338-9 Pb $34.95 256 pages, 6 x 9” 17 b&w photos, 5 maps BC History Canadian History NATURE | HISTORY | SOCIETY SERIES

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Second growth
Community Economic Development in Rural British Columbia
Sean Markey, John t. Pierce, Kelly vodden, and Mark Roseland

the vancouver achievement
Urban Planning and Design
John Punter

Shortlisted for the 2004 vanCOUveR bOOK aWaRd, City OF vanCOUveR

This book is drawn from a three-year participatory research project with four communities in British Columbia: two municipalities and two Aboriginal communities. It examines historical and contemporary forces of restructuring, linking the development of rural communities with the legacy of resource development and Aboriginal marginalization across the province. The book then presents the theoretical and practical dynamics of the community economic development (CED) process and outlines a variety of strategies communities can initiate to diversify their local economies. Second Growth shows that sound theoretical frameworks and tested best practices are important tools in facilitating the prospects for a second growth in rural and small-town communities. Sean MaRKey, JOhn PieRCe, Kelly vOdden, and MaRK ROSeland are members of the Centre for Sustainable Community Development at Simon Fraser University. 2004, 978-0-7748-1059-3 Pb $34.95 360 pages, 6 x 9” 45 tables, 9 b&w illustrations, 5 maps Economics BC Politics Canadian Urban & Regional Politics Development Studies

The first comprehensive account of contemporary planning and urban design practice in any Canadian city, this book examines the development of Vancouver’s unique approach to zoning, planning, and urban design from its inception in the early 1970s to its maturity in the management of urban change at the beginning of the twenty-first century. By the late 1990s, Vancouver had established a reputation in North America for its planning achievement, especially for its creation of a participative, responsive, and design-led approach to urban regeneration and redevelopment. The Vancouver Achievement explains the evolution and evaluates the outcomes of Vancouver’s unique system of discretionary zoning. JOhn PUnteR is a professor of urban design in the Department of City and Regional Planning at Cardiff University, Wales. 2003, 978-0-7748-0972-6 Pb $39.95 480 pages, 6 x 9” 129 b&w illustrations and photos, 5 maps Architecture & Construction BC Geography

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Planning the new Suburbia
Flexibility by Design
avi Friedman

Planning Canadian Regions
gerald hodge and ira M. Robinson

The suburbs house two-thirds of North America’s population and are the subject of much debate and criticism. Planning the New Suburbia explores this phenomenon and proposes ways to respond to the challenge of creating affordable, adaptable, and environmentally sustainable neighbourhoods. Avi Friedman surveys the evolution of urban planning and the development of North American suburbs. He suggests new methods of design and regulation that would enable urban planners to conceive and inhabitants to adapt suburban communities and homes to their evolving needs, including changing family sizes, aging populations, or new working conditions. Rather than dismissing a suburb as an unattractive, impersonal sprawl, Friedman shows how they can be modified into an affordable, sustainable, and adaptable community. avi FRiedMan is an associate professor in the School of Architecture and director of the Affordable Homes Program at McGill University. 2001, 978-0-7748-0859-0 Pb $29.95 224 pages, 10 x 8.5” 120 b&w illustrations, 53 b&w photos Architecture & Construction

Planning Canadian Regions is the first book to consolidate the history, evolution, current practice, and future prospects for regional planning in Canada. As planners grapple with challenges wrought by globalization, the evolution of massive new city-regions, and the pressures of sustainable and community development, a deeper understanding of Canada’s approaches is invaluable. Hodge and Robinson identify the conceptual and historical foundations of regional planning and propose a new planning paradigm that emphasizes regional governance and greater inclusiveness and integration of physical planning with planning for economic sustainability and natural ecosystems.
geRald hOdge is a professor emeritus at the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University. iRa M. RObinSOn is a professor emeritus of Urban Planning at the University of Calgary. 2001, 978-0-7748-0851-4 Pb $39.95 486 pages, 6 x 9” 10 maps, 11 b&w illustrations, 15 tables Canadian Urban & Regional Politics

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governing Ourselves?
The Politics of Canadian Communities
Mary louise Mcallister

a dynamic balance
Social Capital and Sustainable Community Development
edited by ann dale and Jenny Onyx

Winner, 2005 OUtStanding aCadeMiC title, ChOiCe Magazine

Given the pressures of integration and assimilation, how are people within communities able to make decisions about their own environment, whether individually or collectively? Governing Ourselves? explores issues of influence and power within local institutions and decision-making processes using numerous illustrations from municipalities across Canada. It shows how communities large and small, from Toronto to Iqaluit, have distinctive political cultures and therefore respond differently to changing global and domestic environments. Case studies illuminate historical and contemporary challenges to local governance. This book covers topics including government structures and institutions and intergovernmental relations and reaches more broadly into geography, urban planning, environmental studies, public administration, and sociology. MaRy lOUiSe MCalliSteR is an associate professor in the Department of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo. 2004, 978-0-7748-1063-0 Pb $39.95 352 pages, 6 x 9” 62 b&w illustrations, 3 tables, 1 map Canadian Urban & Regional Politics

A Dynamic Balance illuminates the importance of understanding the social dimension of sustainability as it examines the links between social capital and sustainable development within the overall context of local community development. Looking at case studies in both Australia and Canada, it draws upon lessons that can be learned to reconnect large urban centres and smaller communities. Given the number of small communities in both countries struggling to diversify from single-resource economies in a context of increasing globalization, the analysis touches on several critical public policy issues. This is a timely and provocative call for reconciliation and reconnection within and between communities.
ann dale is a professor in the Science, Technology, and Environment Division at Royal Roads University. She is a Trudeau Fellow, and a Canada Research Chair in Sustainable Community Development. Jenny OnyX is the director of the Centre for Australian Community Organisation and Management at the University of Technology in Sydney. 2005, 978-0-7748-1144-6 Pb $34.95 288 pages, 6 x 9” 19 b&w illustrations, 8 tables Environmental Policy Sustainability SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT SERIES Planning & Urban Studies 2010 15

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Redrawing local government boundaries
An International Study of Politics, Procedures, and Decisions
edited by John Meligrana

bioregionalism and Civil Society
Democratic Challenges to Corporate Globalism
Mike Carr

This collection, the first international comparative study of local boundary reform, examines the legal and regulatory procedures involved in municipal restructuring. Case studies from eight nations investigate how and why local governments have been enlarged in scope and reduced in number. Four key aspects are examined: the geography of the local government boundary problem, the procedures associated with boundary reform, the roles of institutions and actors in boundary reform, and the implications for urban and regional governance. This book offers a broad theoretical understanding of local government boundary reform and informs the wider scholarly discussion about institutional change, state structures, and the areal jurisdiction of local governments. JOhn MeligRana is an assistant professor in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University. 2004, 978-0-7748-0934-4 Pb $34.95 256 pages, 6 x 9” 15 maps Political Science Canadian Public Policy & Administration Canadian Urban & Regional Politics

Bioregionalism and Civil Society addresses the urgent need for sustainability in industrialized societies. It explores the bioregional movement in the US, Canada, and Mexico, examining its vision, values, strategies, and tools for building sustainable societies. Practically, Mike Carr argues for bioregionalism as a place-specific, community movement that can stand in diverse opposition to the homogenizing trends of corporate globalization. Theoretically, the author seeks lessons for civil society-based social theory and strategy. Carr argues that bioregional values and community-building tools support a diverse, democratic, socially just civil society that respects the natural world.
MiKe CaRR has taught geography, urban studies, and First Nations studies at the University of British Columbia and Simon Fraser University. 2005, 978-0-7748-0945-0 Pb $34.95 344 pages, 6 x 9” 8 maps, 3 b&w illustrations Environmental Advocacy & Activism Environmental Policy Globalization SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT SERIES

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taking the air
Ideas and Change in Canada’s National Parks
Paul Kopas

linking industry and ecology
A Question of Design
edited by Ray Côté, James tansey, and ann dale

In Taking the Air, Paul Kopas takes a comprehensive approach to the policy aspects of the management of parks and protected areas. He scrutinizes the policy-making process for national parks since the mid-1950s and interrogates the rationale and policies that have governed their administration. He argues that national parks and park policy reflect not only environmental concerns but also the political and social attitudes of bureaucrats, citizens, interest groups, Aboriginal peoples, and legal authorities. He explores how the goals of each group have been shaped by the historical context of park policy, influencing the shape and weight of their contributions. PaUl KOPaS teaches political science at the University of British Columbia. 2007, 978-0-7748-1330-3 Pb $34.95 256 pages, 6 x 9” Canadian Regions Environmental Politics Environmental Policy Resource Mangement

The contributors to this volume draw on their experience in a variety of disciplines to explore the origins, promise, and relevance of the emerging field of industrial ecology. They situate industrial ecology within the broader range of environmental management strategies and concepts, from the practices of pollution prevention through life cycle management, to the more fundamental shift toward dematerialization and ecological design. This book makes a compelling argument for the need to think ecologically to develop innovative and competitive industrial policy. Ray Côté is a professor of resource and environmental studies at Dalhousie University. JaMeS tanSey is James Martin Lecturer in Science and Technology Studies at Saïd Business School at the University of Oxford. ann dale is a professor in the Science, Technology, and Environment Division at Royal Roads University. 2005, 978-0-7748-1214-6 Pb $34.95 288 pages, 6 x 9” 36 b&w illustrations and photographs Environmental Business & Economics Environmental Policy Resource Mangement Sustainability SUSTAINABILITY AND THE ENVIRONMENT SERIES

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the Culture of Flushing
A Social and Legal History of Sewage
Jamie benidickson

the Co-workplace
Teleworking in the Neighbourhood
laura C. Johnson

The flush of a toilet is routine. It is safe, efficient, necessary, nonpolitical, and utterly unremarkable. Yet Jamie Benidickson’s examination of the social and legal history of sewage in Canada, the United States, and the United Kingdom demonstrates that the uncontroversial reputation of flushing is deceptive. The Culture of Flushing investigates and clarifies the murky evolution of waste treatment. It is particularly relevant in a time when community water quality can no longer be taken for granted. JaMie benidiCKSOn teaches at the Faculty of Law at the University of Ottawa. 2007, 978-0-7748-1292-4 Pb $30.95 368 pages, 6 x 9” 16 b&w illustrations Environmental Engineering & Technology Environmental History Environmental Law Resource Mangement Canadian Public Policy & Administration Science & Technology NATURE | HISTORY | SOCIETY SERIES

Almost half of all jobs in North America and Europe could today be performed away from a traditional office. Millions of office workers are already working from home, and while some appreciate the flexibility of home-based telework, others find that they are bound to their employers by an “electronic leash.” This book explores the “co-workplace” – a new type of neighbourhood-based facility offering the benefits of remote work while maintaining boundaries between workplace and home. Borrowing from the experience of cooperative artists’ studios, business incubators, and the corner copy shop, Laura Johnson explains why office infrastructure can be important for productivity as well as the quality of work life. laURa C. JOhnSOn teaches at the School of Planning at the University of Waterloo and is a consultant on social policy issues. 2007, 978-0-7748-0970-2 Pb $32.95 160 pages, 6 x 9” 11 b&w illustrations Sociology of Work & Labour Women’s Studies

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transport for Suburbia
Beyond the Automobile Age
Paul Mees

an introduction to Sustainable transportation
Policy, Planning and Implementation
Preston l. Schiller, eric C. bruun, and Jeffrey R. Kenworthy

With countries like China and India moving towards mass-automobility, we face an environmental and urban health disaster unless alternatives are found. But while public transport has worked well in the dense cores of some big cities, many residents of developed countries now live in dispersed suburbs and smaller cities and towns with little or no public transport. This book examines the generalizable public transport model that has worked in places as diverse as Toronto and Vancouver, rural Switzerland, and the Brazilian city of Curitiba. It shows how this model can be adapted to suburban, exurban and even rural areas to provide a genuine alternative to the car, and outlines the governance, funding and service planning policies that underpin the success of the world’s best public transport systems. PaUl MeeS is a senior lecturer in transport planning at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. 2009, 978-1-8440-7740-3 hC $67.95 240 pages, 6.25 x 9.25” Maps, diagrams, tables, index Environmental Policy Sustainability Transportation Issues Canadian Urban & Regional Politics eaRthSCan PUbliSheRS Canadian rights only

Transportation plays a substantial role and provides tremendous benefits to society, but it also imposes significant economic, social and environmental costs. This essential multi-authored work reflects a new sustainable transportation planning paradigm. Focusing on accessibility rather than mobility, the text analyzes every mode of transport, from human-powered modes to marine and air transport, looking at capacity and utility considerations, infrastructure demands, resource consumption, pollution, and costs. It examines how decisions are currently made, and how they should be, explaining the often misunderstood area of public participation. PReStOn l. SChilleR is an adjunct lecturer in the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University. eRiC C. bRUUn teaches at the University of Pennsylvania . JeFFRey R. KenWORthy is a professor in Sustainable Cities in the Curtin University Sustainability Policy Institute in Perth, Australia. March 2010, 978-1-8440-7665-9 Pb $41.95 368 pages, 7.75 x 9.75” Photographs, illustrations, figures, tables Transportation Issues Sustainability eaRthSCan PUbliSheRS Canadian rights only

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la Calle
Spatial Conflicts and Urban Renewal in a Southwest City
lydia R. Otero

landscapes and Social transformations on the northwest Coast
Colonial Encounters in the Fraser Valley
Jeff Oliver

On March 1, 1966, the voters of Tucson approved the Pueblo Center Redevelopment Project – Arizona’s first major urban renewal project – which targeted the most densely populated eighty acres in the state. For close to one hundred years, Tucsonenses had created their own spatial reality in the historical, predominantly Mexican American heart of the city, an area most called “la calle.” But to make way for the Pueblo Center’s new buildings, city officials proceeded to displace la calle’s residents and to demolish their ethnically diverse neighborhoods, which, contends Lydia Otero, challenged the spatial and cultural assumptions of postwar modernity, suburbia, and urban planning. La Calle explores the forces behind the mass displacement: an unrelenting desire for order, a local economy increasingly dependent on tourism, and the pivotal power of federal housing policies. lydia OteRO is an assistant professor in the Department of Mexican American and Raza Studies at the University of Arizona. November 2010, 978-0-8165-2888-2 Pb $24.95 288 pages, 6 x 9” United States History Historical Geography UniveRSity OF aRizOna PReSS Canadian rights only

Jeff Oliver reexamines the social history of British Columbia’s Fraser Valley from pre-contact to the violent upheavals of nineteenth and early twentieth century colonialism. Drawing on ethnographic texts, archaeological evidence, cartography, and historical writing, he demonstrates how social change and cultural understanding are tied to the way that people use and remake the landscape. This work examines engagement between people and the environment across a variety of themes, from aboriginal appropriation of nature to colonists’ reworking of physical and conceptual geographies, demonstrating the consequences of these interactions as they permeated various social and cultural spheres. It provides fresh insight into such topics as landscape change, perceptions of place, and Aboriginal-white relations. JeFF OliveR is a lecturer of archaeology at the University of Aberdeen. March 2010, 978-0-8165-2787-8 hC $55.00 264 pages, 6 x 9” Aboriginal History Aboriginal Anthropology Aboriginal Archaeology BC Aboriginal Studies Geography UniveRSity OF aRizOna PReSS Canadian rights only

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the Country in the City
The Greening of the San Francisco Bay Area
Richard a. Walker Foreword by William Cronon

expansive discourses
Urban Sprawl in Calgary, 1945–1978
Max Foran

One of the world’s most beautiful cities, San Francisco is more greensward than asphalt jungle, more open space than hardscape. The Bay Area’s civic landscape has been fought over acre by acre; its most cherished environments – Mount Tamalpais, Napa Valley, San Francisco Bay, Point Reyes, the Pacific coast – have engendered some of the fiercest environmental battles in the country and have made the region a leader in green ideas. In The Country in the City, Richard Walker tells the story of how the jigsaw geography of this greenbelt has been set into place. RiChaRd a. WalKeR is professor of geography and chair of the California Studies Center at the University of California, Berkeley. 2007, 978-0-2959-8815-3 Pb $29.95 264 pages, 6 x 9” 36 b&w illustrations, 13 maps Environmental History Environmental Politics Sustainability UniveRSity OF WaShingtOn PReSS Canadian rights only

This is a groundbreaking study of urban sprawl in Calgary after the Second World War. The interactions of land developers and the local government influenced how the pattern grew: developers met market demands and optimized profits by building houses as efficiently as possible, while the city had to consider wider planning constraints and infrastructure costs. Foran examines the complexity of their interactions from a historical perspective, why each party acted as it did, and where each can be criticized. MaX FORan is a professor in the Faculty of Communication and Culture at the University of Calgary. 2009, 978-1-8974-2513-8 Pb $29.95 350 pages, 6 x 9” Western Provinces Sustainability Urban Studies & Planning athabaSCa UniveRSity PReSS Canadian rights only

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Cities for People
Jan gehl

the intercultural City
Planning for Diversity Advantage
Phil Wood and Charles landry

For more than forty years Jan Gehl has helped to transform urban environments around the world based on his research into the ways people actually use – or could use – the spaces where they live and work. In this revolutionary book, Gehl presents his latest work creating (or recreating) cityscapes on a human scale. He clearly explains the methods and tools he uses to reconfigure unworkable cityscapes into the landscapes he believes they should be: cities for people. Taking into account changing demographics and changing lifestyles, Gehl explains how to develop cities that are lively, safe, sustainable, and healthy. Jan gehl is a founding partner of Gehl Architects—Urban Quality Consultants. He has received numerous awards for his work and is widely credited with creating and renewing urban spaces in cities around the world. September 2010, 978-1-5972-6573-7 hC $49.50 285 pages, 8 x 10” Colour figures and photos throughout Environmental Politics Canadian Urban & Regional Politics iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

In a world of increasing mobility, how people of different cultures live together is a key issue of our age, especially for those responsible for planning and running cities. The Intercultural City analyses the links between urban change and cultural diversity, providing new thinking on how diverse communities can cooperate in productive harmony instead of leading parallel or antagonistic lives. Drawing on original research in the US, Europe, Australasia and the UK, it critiques past and current policy and introduces conceptual frameworks with insights and tools for practitioners such as “indicators of openness,” “urban cultural literacy,” and “ten steps to an Intercultural City.”

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Phil WOOd has been a partner in the urban policy think-tank Comedia since 2000. He has advised the UK Government’s Commission on Integration and Cohesion. ChaRleS landRy founded Comedia in 1978, which seeks to rethink the major global issues for cities. 2007, 978-1-8440-7436-5 Pb $41.95 384 pages, 5.5 x 8.5” Photographs, figures, boxes, index Communication & Cultural Studies Race & Ethnicity eaRthSCan PUbliSheRS Canadian rights only

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Creating vibrant Public Spaces
Streetscape Design in Commercial and Historic Districts
ned Crankshaw

Seven Rules for Sustainable Communities
Design Strategies for the Post Carbon World
Patrick M. Condon

Public space and street design in commercial districts can dictate the success or failure of walkable community centers. This informative, practical book describes methods for restoring the health and vibrancy of the streets and public spaces of our existing commercial districts in ways that will make them positive alternatives to suburban sprawl while respecting their historic character. Clearly written and with numerous photos to enhance the text, Creating Vibrant Public Spaces uses examples from communities across the United States to illustrate the potential for restoring the balance between automobile access and “walkability.” With creativity, planning, and commitment, these centers can thrive again, adding to the quality of local life and contributing to the local economy. ned CRanKShaW is an associate professor of landscape architecture at the University of Kentucky. 2008, 978-1-5972-6483-9 Pb $35.00 240 pages, 7 x 10” 122 b&w photos Architecture Public Policy & Administration iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

In this important new book, Patrick Condon discusses transportation, housing equity, job distribution, economic development, and ecological systems issues and synthesizes his knowledge and research into a simpleto-understand set of urban design rules that can help save the planet. No other book so clearly connects the form of our cities to their ecological, economic, and social consequences. No other book takes on this breadth of complex and contentious issues and distills them down to such convincing and practical solutions. And no other book so vividly compares and contrasts the differing experiences of US and Canadian cities. PatRiCK M. COndOn is a professor at the University of British Columbia, affiliated with the James Taylor Chair in Landscape and Liveable Environments. April 2010, 978-1-5972-6665-9 Pb $30.00 200 pages, 7 x 10” Architecture, Art & Design Sustainability Public Policy & Administration Urban & Regional Politics iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

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Urban transformation
Understanding City Form and Design
Peter bosselmann

Community Planning, Second edition
An Introduction to the Comprehensive Plan
eric damian Kelly

How do cities transform over time? And why do some cities change for the better while others deteriorate? In articulating new ways of viewing urban areas and how they develop over time, Peter Bosselmann offers a stimulating guidebook for students and professionals engaged in urban design, planning, and architecture. By looking through Bosselmann’s eyes readers will learn to “see” cities anew. He demonstrates how cities transform by introducing the idea of “urban morphology.” We learn how to measure quality-of-life parameters that are often considered un-measurable, including “vitality,” “livability,” and “belonging.” His hope is that, with the fresh vision he offers, readers will be empowered to offer inventive new solutions to familiar urban problems. PeteR bOSSelMann is a professor of urban design at the University of California, Berkeley. 2008, 978-1-5972-6481-5 Pb $45.00 336 pages, 8 x 10” Environmental History Environmental History Historical Geography iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

This book introduces community planning as practiced in the United States, focusing on the comprehensive plan. Sometimes known by other names – especially master plan or general plan – the type of plan described here is the predominant form of general governmental planning in the US. Although many government agencies make plans for their own programs or facilities, the comprehensive plan is the only planning document that considers multiple programs and that accounts for activities on all land located within the planning area, including both public and private property. eRiC Kelly is a professor of urban planning at Ball State University and past president of the American Planning Association. 2009, 978-1-5972-6552-2 hC $100.00 424 pages, 8 x 10.5” Tables and figures throughout Communication & Cultural Studies Political Science iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

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Cities as Sustainable ecosystems
Principles and Practices
Peter newman and isabella Jennings

light imprint handbook
Integrating Sustainability and Community Design
thomas e. low

Modern city dwellers are largely detached from the environmental effects of their daily lives. The sources of the water they drink, the food they eat, and the energy they consume are all but invisible, and their waste ends up in places beyond their city boundaries. Cities as Sustainable Ecosystems shows how cities and their residents can begin to reintegrate into their bioregional environment and how cities themselves can be planned with nature’s organizing principles in mind. Taking cues from living systems for sustainability strategies, Newman and Jennings reassess urban design by exploring flows of energy, materials, and information, along with the interactions between human and non-human parts of the system. PeteR neWMan is professor of city policy and director of the Institute for Sustainability and Technology Policy at Murdoch University in Perth, Australia. iSabella JenningS is a graduate student in the School of Environmental Science at Murdoch University. 2008, 978-1-5972-6188-3 Pb $35.00 296 pages, 7 x 10” Environmental Politics Sustainability iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

A green approach to neighborhood design, Light Imprint employs New Urbanist principles to create compact, walkable, mixed-use neighborhoods. To this, it adds a tool box of techniques to manage stormwater and natural drainage – an ever-present environmental challenge that plays a major role in shaping cities and towns. In this little book, you will find more than sixty techniques for paving streets and walkways, channeling and storing water, and filtering surface runoff before release into the underground water table. Done thoughtfully, this seemingly mundane engineering work not only improves the environment but also can make neighborhoods more beautiful and livable. thOMaS e. lOW is the director of town planning at Duany Plater-Zyberk & Company, Charlotte, North Carolina, and chair of Civic By Design Forum, Charlotte, North Carolina. January 2010, 978-1-9318-7109-9 Pb $72.00 350 pages, 5.5 x 8” Resource Mangement Water iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

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Resilient Cities
Responding to Peak Oil and Climate Change
Peter newman, timothy beatley, and heather boyer

heat islands
Understanding and Mitigating Heat in Urban Areas
lisa gartland

In the next twenty years, the number of urban dwellers will swell to an estimated five billion people. With inefficient transportation systems and poorly designed buildings consuming enormous quantities of fossil fuels, are the world’s cities headed for inevitable collapse? The authors argue that intelligent planning and visionary leadership can help cities meet impending crises. They articulate how “sustainable urbanism,” new transportation systems, and buildings can be developed to replace our present low efficiency systems. In conclusion, they offer ten strategic steps that any city can take toward greater sustainability and resilience. PeteR neWMan is a professor of sustainability at Curtin University in Western Australia. tiMOthy beatley is Teresa Heinz Professor of Sustainable Communities at the University of Virginia. heatheR bOyeR is a senior editor at Island Press and 2005 Loeb Fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. 2009, 978-1-5972-6499-0 Pb $30.00 166 pages, 6 x 9” 39 photos Environmental Policy Sustainability iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

Heat islands are urban and suburban areas that are significantly warmer than their surroundings. Traditional, highly absorptive construction materials and a lack of effective landscaping are their main causes. Heat island problems, in terms of increased energy consumption, reduced air quality and effects on human health and mortality, are becoming more pressing as cities continue to grow and sprawl. This comprehensive book brings together the latest information about heat islands and their mitigation. The book describes how heat islands are formed, what problems they cause, which technologies mitigate heat island effects, and what policies and actions can be taken to cool communities. liSa gaRtland is the sole proprietor of PositivEnergy, a consulting firm specializing in heat island mitigation, and former director of the Sacramento Cool Community Program, whose aim was to reduce Sacramento’s heat island. December 2010, 978-1-8497-1298-9 Pb $76.95 208 pages, 7.5 x 9.5” Figures, tables, index Sustainability eaRthSCan PUbliSheRS Canadian rights only

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designing high-density Cities
For Social and Environmental Sustainability
edited by edward ng

Megaregions
Planning for Global Competitiveness
Catherine l. Ross

Compact living is sustainable living. High-density cities can support closer amenities, encourage reduced trip lengths and the use of public transport and therefore reduce transport energy costs and carbon emissions. High-density planning also helps to control the spread of urban suburbs into open lands, improves efficiency in urban infrastructure and services, and results in environmental improvements that support higher quality of life. However, such density creates design challenges and problems. A collection of experts in each of the related architectural and planning areas examines these environmental and social issues, and argues that high-density cities are a sustainable solution. edWaRd ng is a professor at the School of Architecture, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and an environmental consultant to organizations and governments. January 2010, 978-1-8440-7460-0 hC $132.95 396 pages, 7.75 x 9.25” Maps, figures, tables, index Architecture, Art & Design Political Science eaRthSCan PUbliSheRS Canadian rights only

The new scale for considering economic strength and growth opportunities is the “megaregion,” a network of metropolitan centres and their surrounding areas linked through environmental, economic, and infrastructure interactions. By the year 2050, megaregions will contain two-thirds of the US population. What are the spatial implications of this trend within the context of sustainability, economic competitiveness, and social equity? How can we address housing, transportation, and infrastructure needs? How can we develop and implement the policy changes necessary to make viable, livable megaregions? In this book, leading academics and professionals address the most critical issues confronting the US over the next fifty years. Together these essays define the theoretical and operational underpinnings of a new structure that could respond to anticipated upheavals in US population and living patterns. CatheRine l. ROSS is Harry West Professor and the director of the Center for Quality Growth and Regional Development at the Georgia Institute of Technology. 2009, 978-1-5972-6586-7 Pb $35.00 336 pages, 7 x 10” Environmental Politics Environmental Policy iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

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the Principles of green Urbanism
Transforming the City for Sustainability
Steffen lehmann

governing for Sustainable Urban development
yvonne Rydin

Current and emergent forms of urbanism are influenced by climate change, leading to the idea of a new generation of “zero-emission cities.” These cities are seen as applying new concepts in densification and expansion, designed with energy efficiency and sustainability as principal criteria. The aim is to connect and integrate sustainable design principles with a holistic idea for the future of our cities to generate future-proof strategies for the revitalization of the urban landscape. The first section of the book clearly explains these principles and how they can be employed. The principles are then explored through case studies of Newcastle, Australia, which is at an important juncture in its urban evolution. SteFFen lehMann holds the UNESCO Chair in Sustainable Urban Development in Asia and the Pacific, as well as the Professorial Chair in Architectural Design at the University of Newcastle, Australia. He is Founding Director of the s_Lab Space Laboratory for Architectural Research and Design (Sydney-Berlin). August 2010, 978-1-8440-7817-2 Pb $88.95 288 pages, 7.5 x 9.5” Photographs, figures, diagrams and tables Architecture & Construction Environmental Engineering & Technology Sustainability eaRthSCan PUbliSheRS Canadian rights only

Achieving urban sustainability is amongst the most pressing issues facing planners and governments. This book is the first to provide a cohesive analysis of urban governance and what is required to achieve sustainable development in urban areas. Yvonne Rydin considers climate change mitigation and adaptation, together with other dimensions of environmental sustainability, and then connects this to the social and economic dimensions of urban development, looking across the scales of the individual building, the development site, the urban area, and the infrastructure network. yvOnne Rydin is a professor at the Bartlett School of Planning, UCL and Co-Director of the UCL Environment Institute. May 2010, 978-1-8440-7819-6 Pb $41.95 224 pages, 7.5 x 9.5” Figures, tables, graphs, boxes, index Policy Sustainability eaRthSCan PUbliSheRS Canadian rights only

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Pedaling Revolution
How Cyclists Are Changing American Cities
Jeff Mapes

Public Produce
The New Urban Agriculture
darrin nordahl

A grassroots movement is carving out a niche for bicycles on city streets. In Pedaling Revolution , Jeff Mapes, a longtime political reporter and bike commuter, explores the growth of bicycle advocacy and issues such as the environmental, safety, and health aspects of biking for short trips. Essential reading for anyone who rides their bike to work or on errands, works in transportation or urban planning, or just wonders why they are seeing so many more bicyclists on the road. JeFF MaPeS is senior political reporter for The Oregonian and has covered Congress, state government, and numerous local, state, and national campaigns. He is also author of the blog Mapes on Politics . 2009, 978-0-8707-1419-1 Pb $21.95 288 pages, 6 x 9” Environmental Advocacy & Activism Sustainability Transportation Issues Political Science ORegOn State UniveRSity PReSS Canadian rights only

Public agencies at one time were at best indifferent about, or at worst dismissive of, food production in the city. Today, public officials recognize that food insecurity is affecting everyone, not just the innercity poor, and that policies seeking to restructure the production and distribution of food to the tens of millions of people living in cities have immediate benefits to community-wide health and prosperity. This book illustrates that there is both a need and a desire to supplement our existing food production methods outside the city with opportunities inside the city. Each of these efforts not only make fresh produce more available to the public but also reinforce a sense of place and build community, nourish the needy, and promote food literacy and good health. There is much to be gained, Nordahl writes, in adding a bit of agrarianism into our urbanism. daRRin nORdahl is the city designer at the Davenport Design Center in Iowa. He has also taught in the planning program at the University of California at Berkeley. 2009, 978-1-5972-6587-4 hC $60.00 180 pages, 6 x 9” Maps Archaeology Food & Agricultural Studies Environmental Politics iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

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building an emerald City
A Guide to Creating Green Building Policies and Programs
lucia athens

green building trends
Europe
Jerry yudelson

In 2000, Seattle, Washington, became the first US city to officially adopt the US Green Building Council’s LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) “Silver” standards for its major construction projects. In the midst of a municipal building boom, it set new targets for building and remodeling to LEED guidelines. The city is now home to one of the highest concentrations of LEED buildings in the world. Building an Emerald City is the story of how Seattle transformed itself into a leader in sustainable “green” building, written by one of the principal figures in that transformation. Both a personal account and a guide for anyone who wants to bring about similar changes in any city, it is that rare book – one that is both inspirational and practical. lUCia athenS is a senior associate and sustainable futures strategist for CollinsWoerman, a planning and architecture firm specializing in innovative and sustainable solutions. 2009, 978-1-5972-6584-3 Pb $30.00 224 pages, 8 x 10.5” Architecture, Art & Design Environmental Policy iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

The “green building revolution” is a worldwide movement for energy-efficient, environmentally aware architecture and design. Europe has been at the forefront of green building technology, and Green Building Trends: Europe provides an indispensable overview of these cutting edge ideas and applications. Green building expert Jerry Yudelson interviewed Europe’s leading architects and engineers and visited many exemplary projects, including the new Lufthansa headquarters in Frankfurt, a new school at University College London, and a zero-net-energy, all-glass house in Stuttgart. He provides a primer on new technologies and approaches in Western Europe that can be adopted in North America, including building-integrated solar technologies, dynamic façades that provide natural ventilation, and zero-net-energy homes built like Thermos bottles. JeRRy yUdelSOn is president of Yudelson Associates in Tucson, Arizona, and a former board member of the US Green Building Council. 2009, 978-1-5972-6477-8 Pb $30.00 192 pages, 8 x 10” Tables, Figures Architecture & Construction Environmental Engineering & Technology Sustainability iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

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Sustainable housing Projects
Implementing a Conceptual Approach
Ronald Rovers

the Whole building handbook
How to Design Healthy, Efficient and Sustainable Buildings
varis bokalders and Maria block

Due to exhaustible resources, large urban developments, and the current attention given to climate issues, sustainable building is back on the agenda. This goes for governments in well-developed countries like France, Spain, the United States, and the United Kingdom, as well as rapidly developing regions like China, Eastern Europe, the Middle East, Latin America, and South Asia. Sustainable Housing Projects takes a wide, conceptual approach for sustainably built projects, which allows an integrated approach to the various stakes and stakeholders. Such an approach is particularly suitable for a medium scale level, involving neighborhood development, and a number of examples on this scale level are included. ROnald ROveRS is associate professor at Wageningen University. He also trains professionals and government employees on sustainable housing. 2008, 978-9-0859-4020-3 Pb $44.95 112 pages, 6.5 x 8” Industrial Design Sustainability teChne PReSS Canadian rights only

The Whole Building Handbook is a compendium of all the issues and strategies that architects need to understand to design and construct sustainable buildings for a sustainable society. The authors move beyond the current definition of sustainability in architecture to discuss social cohesion, personal health, renewable energy sources, water and waste recycling systems, permaculture, energy conservation – and crucially, buildings in relation to their place. The result is a comprehensive, thoroughly illustrated and carefully structured textbook and reference.
vaRiS bOKaldeRS is director of Ekokultur Konsulter AB, an ecological architectural firm in Sweden, and professor of Ecological Building at the Schools of Architecture and Civil Engineering at the Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm. MaRia blOCK is an ecological architect and the founder of Block Architects Ltd, Sweden. 2009, 978-1-8440-7523-2 Pb $81.95 704 pages, 7.75 x 9.75” Full colour, figures, tables, graphs, index Architecture Engineering & Technology eaRthSCan PUbliSheRS Canadian rights only

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Modeling the environment, Second edition
andrew Ford

Strategic environmental assessment in action
Riki therivel

Modeling the Environment was the first textbook in the techniques that allow professionals and researchers to see in advance the consequences of actions and policies in environmental management. This new edition brings the book thoroughly up to date and reaffirms its status as the leading introductory text on the subject. System dynamics has emerged as the most common approach in collaborative projects to address environmental problems. The fundamental principles of this approach are demonstrated here with a wide range of examples, including geo-hydrology, population biology, epidemiology, and economics. The applications demonstrate the transferability of the systems approach across disciplines, across spatial scales, and across time scales.
andReW FORd is professor of environmental science at Washington State University. He has received the Jay Wright Forrester Award for his contribution to system dynamics. 2009, 978-1-5972-6473-0 Pb $45.00 488 pages, 7 x 10” Tables and figures throughout Environmental Engineering & Technology Environmental Policy Science & Technology iSland PReSS Canadian rights only

Written by a practitioner for practitioners, this guide presents a coherent and straightforward approach to the strategic environmental assessment (SEA) process. Part I provides an overview of the principles, advantages and problems of SEA as well as key SEA regulations and their requirements. Part II examines the policy context, predicting and evaluating impacts and using the SEA information in decision-making. Part III is devoted to assuring SEA quality with a discussion of resources and capacity building. Appendices provide a wealth of additional information including text of the SEA Directive and the UNECE Protocol on SEA, and a “toolkit” of SEA techniques. This new edition incorporates five years’ worth of practical application of the SEA Directive and SEA practice more broadly. RiKi theRivel is a partner with LevettTherivel sustainability consultants and a visiting professor at Oxford Brookes University’s School of the Built Environment. May 2010, 978-1-8497-1065-7 Pb $46.95 304 pages, 6 x 9.25” Photographs, maps, figures, tables, graphs Policy Science & Technology eaRthSCan PUbliSheRS Canadian rights only

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Floodplain Management
A New Approach for a New Era
bob Freitag, Susan bolton, Frank Westerlund, and J.l.S. Clark

the living landscape, Second edition
An Ecological Approach to Landscape Planning
Frederick Steiner

Floodplain Management outlines a new paradigm for flood management, one that emphasizes cost-effective, long-term success by integrating physical, chemical, and biological systems with societal capabilities. It describes current flood management practices, which are often based on dam or levee projects that do not incorporate the latest understandings about river processes. And it suggests that a better solution is to work with the natural tendencies of the river: retreat from the floodplain by preventing future development (and sometimes even removing existing structures); accommodate the effects of floodwaters with building practices; and protect assets with nonstructural measures if possible – and with large structural projects only if absolutely necessary.
RObeRt FReitag is executive director of the Cascadia Region Earthquake Workgroup and director of the Institute for Hazards Mitigation Planning & Research at the University of Washington. SUSan bOltOn is a professor at the University of Washington in the Department of Forest Resources. FRanK WeSteRlUnd is the chair of urban design planning at the University of Washington. JUlie ClaRK is a geologist. 2009, 978-1-5972-6635-2 Pb $27.00 256 pages, 6 x 9” Environmental Engineering & Technology Environmental Policy iSland PReSS Canadian rights only order online: www.ubcpress.ca

The Living Landscape is a manifesto, a resource, and a textbook for architects, landscape architects, environmental planners, students, and others involved in creating human communities. No other book presents such a comprehensive approach to planning that is rooted in ecology and design. This second edition offers a highly practical approach to landscape planning that maximizes ecological objectives and citizen participation; more than 20 challenging case studies that demonstrate how problems were met and overcome; hands-on help with land use and regulatory issues; and coverage of major advances in GIS technology and global sustainability standards.
FRedeRiCK SteineR is dean and Henry M. Rockwell Chair of the School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin. 2008, 978-1-5972-6396-2 Pb $53.95 496 pages, 8.5 x 11” Over 150 b&w illustrations Architecture, Art & Design Ecology Environmental Policy Environmental Politics Resource Mangement iSland PReSS

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Wired to the World, Chained to the home
Telework in Daily Life Penny gurstein 2001, 256 pages, 6 x 9” 978-0-7748-0847-7

demography in Canada in the twentieth Century
Sylvia t. Wargon 2001, 344 pages, 6 x 9” 978-0-7748-0819-4

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The Life and Work of Catherine Bauer, 1905-64 h. Peter Oberlander and eva M newbrun 1999, 358 pages, 6 x 9” 978-0-7748-0721-0

a history of domestic Space
Privacy and the Canadian Home Peter Ward 1999, 192 pages, 6 x 9” 978-0-7748-0685-5

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Regional economic impact analysis and Project evaluation
h. Craig davis 1990, 192 pages, 6 x 9” 978-0-7748-0350-2

demographic Projection techniques for Regions and Smaller areas
A Primer h. Craig davis 1995, 125 pages, 6 x 9” 978-0-7748-0501-8

Mega Urban Regions of Southeast asia
edited by ira M. Robinson 1995, 400 pages, 6 x 9” 978-0-7748-0548-3

Rehabilitating the Old City of beijing
A Project in the Ju’er Hutong Neighbourhood liangyong Wu 1999, 264 pages, 6 x 9” 978-0-7748-0727-2

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