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[Book Review] The environmental advantages of cities: Countering commonsense antiurbanism [pre-print]
(John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2015)
Book review of "The environmental advantage of cities: Countering commonsense antiurbanism" by William B. Meyer (Cambridge: MIT Press, 2013).
Ontario community sustainability report - 2007
(The Pembina Institute, 2007-06)
This study provides a snapshot of the sustainability of selected communities across Ontario in recent years. The study employs 33 indicators in three broad categories (smart growth, livability and economic vitality) to ...
BC sprawl report 2004: Economic vitality and livable communities
(Smart Growth BC, 2004)
In 2001, Smart Growth BC undertook a study of sprawl in B.C. and explored some of the linkages between sprawl, quality of life, and infrastructure efficiency in selected communities. This study builds upon the work from ...
The capable city
(International Centre for Sustainable Cities, 2005-03)
This paper examines non-traditional forms of governance with an emphasis on consensus that has emerged in a Canadian context and responds to three questions. Are there models of cooperation across jurisdictions that might ...
Southeast False Creek at the crossroads
(Planning Institute of British Columbia, 1997)
As we approach the end of the millennium, a peculiar convergence is taking place. For years the nascent urban ecology movement in Vancouver has laboured with minimal recognition and success ... until now. Over the last ...
From brown to green? Planning for sustainability in the development of Southeast False Creek
(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 ...
From roadblocks to building blocks: Developing a theory for putting power in its place
(New Society Publishers, 1992)
The demand for more local control has frequently been stimulated by communities suddenly facing the imposition of a toxic waster dump close by, or more clearcut logging in their watersheds, for example. Characterized as ...
Urban environmental degradation: Causes and solutions [pre-print]
(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
(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 ...
Learning from Shaughnessy: The role of design guidelines in adjudicating community conflicts
(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 ...