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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 ...
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 ...
Urban renewal [Book Review] Resilient cities: Responding to peak oil and climate change
(Alternatives Inc., 2010)
Review of the book "Resilient cities: Responding to peak oil and climate change" by Peter Newman, Timothy Beatley, and Heather Boyer (Washington, DC: Island Press, 2009).
The BC sprawl report 2001: Helping to create more livable communities in British Columbia
(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 ...
[Book Review] The living economy: A new economics in the making
(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).