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  • Plan Canada - Volume 45, Number 2 (Summer 2005) 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    Mega-events planning / Urbanisme et méga-événements
  • Contents 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 45, Number 2 (Summer 2005)
  • Olympic balance: What Vancouver-Whistler can learn from Beijing 

    Luchuk, David; Qing, Xu; Xioajing, Wu (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    Preparing for 2010, officials in Vancouver-Whistler will seek to balance the demands of a colossal sporting event with priorities expressed in their own urban plans. All Olympic hosts share the same dilemma: planning the ...
  • Taking the measure of the Games: Lessons from the field 

    Heying, Charles; Burbank, Matthew J.; Andranovich, Greg (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    Bidding to host the Olympic games has become a strategy for urban development The rationale for engaging in this process is often presented on financial and image-building grounds. In this article, the authors assess the ...
  • Expo '98: From idea to legacy 

    Balsas, Carlos (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    This article outlines the vision, proposals and legacies of EXPO '98 held in Lisbon, Portugal. It concludes with the following four major lessons learned: Expos should have powerful and marketable visions; Expos should ...
  • The 2010 Winter Olympics: The role of planners in the economic realm 

    Vance, Eric (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    In the run up to the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, a heated debate is unfolding regarding the economic merits of the event. The author briefly summarizes this debate and makes a cogent argument for why planners ...
  • Legacy of grandeur: The 1976 Olympic games 

    Wolfe, Jeanne M. (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    The Olympics resulted in both joy and anguish for the City of Montréal. Joy in the form of improved sporting facilities in some neighbourhoods; anguish in debt and the ongoing saga of the material and financial failures ...
  • A framework for measuring Olympic sustainability 

    MacKenzie, Julia (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    The Vancouver Olympic Organizing Committee has promised that they will host the "Sustainable Olympics" when they host the Winter Olympic Games in 2010. Although few would argue that sustainability is unimportant, the idea ...
  • 2005 World Expo in Aichi, Japan: An environmental challenge 

    Grenier, Sylvie (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    Most cities hosting a World Expo use this opportunity to revitalize depressed or contaminated urban areas. Unlike other expos, the 2005 World Expo is located in what was a large public park 20 kilometres from Nagoya, ...
  • Choosing the site for Expo 67 

    Legault, Guy (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    This article provides an interesting insight into the political, planning and logistical work that was required to make Expo 67 work on the site chosen by Mayor Jean Drapeau. Whether that site ultimately made sense is ...
  • Urban planning and ethnic diversity: Toronto and Tel Aviv 

    Yiftachel, Oren; Aharonovitz, Itzhak (Kiki) (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    Israel and Canada are multiethnic societies that employ assimilationist and multiculturalist approaches respectively to the management of ethnic diversity. This article briefly compares the two approaches and how they are ...
  • Formation of an ethnic enclave: Process and motivations 

    Kumar, Sandeep; Leung, Bonica (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    This article uses a case study of a street in Toronto populated predominantly by Chinese to explore why and how ethnic enclaves form. Interviews and detailed observations reveal that residents chose to move to the area ...
  • Great Canadian transit abroad: A personal perspective 

    von Fuchs, Richard (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    Europeans have an enviable public transport system, one worth emulating. Surprisingly, Europe's largest tram cars are produced by Bombardier, the Canadian transport giant. What can we learn from a comparison of two systems ...
  • Rethinking the public interest as a planning concept 

    Grant, Jill (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    Planners traditionally turn to the public interest as a way of legitimating their advice and activities. ls that appropriate? Some authors say the concept is an illusory ideal. Some suggest that the public interest has ...
  • Taking the pulse of planning: Student-practitioner collaboration at the University of Manitoba 

    Wight, Ian (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2005)
    This article provides a brief overview of a successful component of the Professional Practice course requirement of the University of Manitoba's City Planning Program. The component is designed to encourage case study ...