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  • Smart Growth Canada Network develops innovative online courses for municipalities [pre-print] 

    Alexander, Don (Municipal World Inc., 2006-11)
    Over the last couple of years, a new organization has emerged with direct relevance to municipal governments, their elected officials and employees. Smart Growth Canada Network (SGCN) was initially established in 2003 as ...
  • Bioregionalism: Tool for sustainability 

    Alexander, Don (Wilfrid Laurier University CRRC, 1991)
    This paper explores the potential of bioregionalism as a tool for sustainability.
  • Left off the map again [Book Review] Cultures in contention 

    Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)
    Review of the book "Cultures in contention" edited by Douglas Kahn and Diane Neumaier (Seattle: The Real Comet Press, 1985).
  • Advocacy journalism: Native style 

    Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)
    The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Alex Jacobs, co-editor of Akwesasne Notes (based in Rooseveltown, New York), the longest running Native journal in North America.
  • Mohawk radio: A nation rebuilds through broadcasting 

    Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)
    The following is an edited transcript of an interview with Jake Swamp, traditional chief of the Wolf Clan (Mohawk Nation), David Back, production manager for CKON (a radio station operating on the Akwesasne Reserve which ...
  • Prison of images: Seizing the means of representation 

    Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)
    The position occupied by Native people in white culture is similar to that of women in patriarchy. From cigar store Indian, to cowboy and Indian movies, to the "noble savage," Native people live in a prison of images not ...
  • Layabouts: Profile of a community band [Album Review] No masters! 

    Alexander, Don (Artons Cultural Affairs Society and Publishing Inc., 1986)
    Review of the album "No masters!" by the Layabouts (Detroit: [Non-Serviam Productions], 1985).
  • [Abstract] Ecosystem planning for Canadian urban regions 

    Tomalty, Ray; Gibson, Robert B.; Alexander, Don; Fisher, John (ICURR, 1994-11)
    The document details the development of a framework for applying the ecosystem planning approach to urbanized and urbanizing regions in Canada. It defines "ecosystem planning" based on research of Ontario initiatives. Seven ...
  • [Book Review] The living economy: A new economics in the making 

    Alexander, Don (The Pollution Probe Foundation, 1988)
    Book review of "The living economy: A new economics in the making" edited by Paul Ekins (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1986).
  • [Book Review] The modern crisis 

    Sells, Jennifer; Alexander, Don (The Pollution Probe Foundation, 1986)
    Review of the book "The modern crisis" by Murray Bookchin (Philadelphia: New Society Publishers, 1986).
  • Area-wide traffic management: An innovative strategy for urban centres 

    Davidson, Gavin; Roseland, Mark; Alexander, Don (Eco-Logica, 1998)
    This study compares and contrasts a traditional view of traffic management with an emerging, broad interpretation that supports sustainable development. We then summarise recent research we undertook to examine ...
  • Planner as educator: A vision of a new practitioner 

    Alexander, Don; Calliou, Sharilyn (Canadian Institute of Planners, 1991-11)
    This paper examines and compares the visionary tradition in planning and community education for their possible relevance to "emerging futures" for planners. It suggests the need for a new practitioner who will combine the ...
  • Phylogeography of a migratory songbird across its Canadian breeding range: Implications for conservation units 

    Haché, Samuel; Bayne, Erin M.; Villard, Marc-André; Proctor, Heather; Davis, Corey S.; Stralberg, Diana; Janes, Jasmine K.; Hallworth, Michael T.; Foster, Kenneth R.; Chidambara-vasi, Easwaramurthyvasi; Grossi, Alexandra A.; Gorrell, Jamieson C.; Krikun, Richard (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2017-06-28)
    The objectives of this study were to describe and evaluate potential drivers of genetic structure in Canadian breeding populations of the Ovenbird, Seiurus aurocapilla. We performed genetic analyses on feather samples ...
  • Towards a Cross-Canadian Digital Library Platform 

    Sifton, Daniel; Barry, Matthew (Electronic version published by Vancouver Island University, 2017-07-04)
  • The BC sprawl report 2001: Helping to create more livable communities in British Columbia 

    Alexander, Don; Tomalty, Ray (Smart Growth BC, 2001)
    How predominant and how "bad" is sprawl in the province? Where are tendencies towards more compact growth being encouraged and how? Which ideas for addressing sprawl have the most promise for transfer across municipalities ...
  • Learning from Shaughnessy: The role of design guidelines in adjudicating community conflicts 

    Alexander, Don (Social Change Institute, 1998)
    This report reviews the recent controversy involving "monster houses" in the affluent Vancouver neighbourhood of Shaughnessy, and the evolution of the "character zoning" known as RS-5. It evaluates the usefulness of this ...
  • Urban environmental degradation: Causes and solutions [pre-print] 

    Alexander, Don (Nova Science Publishers, 2016)
    This chapter summarizes the nature of urban environmental degradation, and its ideological and institutional roots. These have to do with the often pro-development orientation of municipal councils, the dependence of ...
  • A tale of three universities: Sustainability, from theory to practice 

    Alexander, Don; Jack, Pamela (Western Division of the Canadian Association of Geographers, 2015-03)
    From 2012 to 2014, we conducted an applied policy analysis of sustainability policy and practice at three universities in British Columbia: University of Northern British Columbia, Royal Roads University, and Vancouver ...
  • From brown to green? Planning for sustainability in the development of Southeast False Creek 

    Alexander, Don (University of Waterloo, 2001-01)
    Southeast False Creek is an area of largely derelict industrial land close to the downtown core of Vancouver that is currently being planned as a model "sustainable community." The initiative has evolved over the past ...
  • Application of weakly ionized plasmas for materials sampling and analysis 

    Blades, Michael W.; Banks, Peter; Gill, Chris G.; Huang, Degui; Le Blanc, Charles; Liang, Dong (IEEE, 1991-12)
    The use of weakly ionized plasmas as spectroscopic sources for materials sampling and analysis is reviewed. Plasma sources currently used for this purpose include direct-current and alternating-current plasmas, inductively ...

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