Recent Submissions

  • Telling stories to the future: Integrative approaches to planning for the new millennium 

    Aberley, Doug (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Doug Aberley, a bioregional planning consultant from B.C., rounds out the commentaries, squarely putting both planning theory and practice in their place with a hard-hitting critique of "what we must get beyond," coupled ...
  • [Book Review] Pragmatics of community organization 

    Rahder, Barbara Loevinger (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Remember Saul Alinsky's classic guide to community rebel-rousing, Rules for Radicals? Bill Lee's Pragmatics of Community Organization is an updated-and much more Canadian-approach to the same issue: how to work ...
  • Fuelling new millennium civilization: Oil or water? 

    Orr, David W. (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    The theme of the 2000 CIP conference will be "Water: the oil of the twenty-first century." As the organizers point out, "Oil, with its many facets of supply and demand, has driven the industrialized world of the twentieth ...
  • Planning in the information age: Be it resolved 

    Castells, Manuel (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Manuel Castells, author of a recent trilogy on the subject of the "information age", distills four particular challenges for planning: environmental sustainability; the infrastructure to manage mega-urbanization; the ...
  • [Book Review] The rise of network society 

    Gill, Daniel (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Daniel Gill reviews the first book in Manuel Castells "Information Age" trilogy - "The Rise of the network society" (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell, 1996).
  • Back to the future? Relearning the tradition of civic design 

    Berelowitz, Lance (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Lance Berelowitz enters a plea for rethinking what planners do and how they do it. His challenge to current planning education and practice entails a "back to the future" proposal to relearn our tradition of civic design.
  • Contents 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 40, Number 1 (December 1999 - January 2000).
  • Planners and the challenge of the information age 

    Heseltine, John (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    John Heseltine takes a more oblique perspective on Castells' analysis, attracted as he is by the technological (rather than the ecological) implications and the globalizing (rather than the localizing) manifestations. ...
  • Sustaining community in rural Canada 

    Bishop, Mary (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Calling on her recent experiences in consulting, Mary Bishop sounds a note of concern for the smaller communities and scattered settlements of rural Canada. She hopes that our profession will resolve to find better ways ...
  • Ecological planning in an age of myth-information 

    Tyler, M.-E. (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Mary-Ellen Tyler emphasizes the ecological context of future planning. Warning us about the "myth-information" that can all too easily mislead us in this new age, Tyler highlights the question "What are we planning for?" ...
  • Once we get over Y2K, we may have a real challenge 

    McMillan, Bill (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Emboldened by his recent explorations of regional governance, Bill McMillan dares to ask: Is planning merely an organized effort to make the future look as much like the present as possible? He lists some of the more ...
  • Building better governments 

    Couture, Gerald H. (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Gerald Couture comments from the perspective of a large city government, one which, like many others these days, is behaving more and more like a public corporation, and thus is challenging the dominance of the community ...
  • Beauty, truth and order or something like that 

    Berridge, Joe (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Inspired by his experience of the new Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao, Spain, Joe Berridge hopes that we will resolve to achieve a better balance between order and beauty - specifically by restoring beauty to its rightful place.
  • Les urbanistes et la mise en forme de l'espace urbain à l'aube du 3e millénaire 

    Lessard, Marie (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    Marie Lessard suggère de réintégrer l'esthétique dans l'aménagement des infrastructures urbaines. Elle nous présente une réflexion sur les défis à relever en urbanisme au Québec et sur la nécessité d'une approche plus ...
  • Resolving to plan on a millennial scale ... for a good time and a long time 

    Wight, Ian (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    At the risk of being a year early (the Aussies plan on celebrating next year), and in the interest of terminating all the seemingly interminable "MM" hype, I am pleased to introduce Plan Canada's own modest ...
  • A culture on the brink and a millennium for good measure 

    Kingwell, Mark (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    There's every reason in the world that the millennium should not matter to us. So how come it does? If you listen to some people - though not me, despite many accusations and at least one radio-drama parody in which a ...
  • Plan Canada - Volume 40, Number 1 (December 1999-January 2000) 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000-01)
    The millennium issue|Le numéro du millénaire