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  • Plan Canada - Volume 40, Number 3 (April - May - June 2000) 

    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Capital cities: Perspective and convergence/Les capitales: Perspectives et convergences
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    Unknown author (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 40, Number 3 (April - May - June 2000)
  • Capital cities: Perspectives and convergence 

    Dubé, Pierre; Gordon, David L.A. (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    We are immensely pleased to present this special issue devoted to capitals. It describes experiences in Canada and abroad that define the nature of capital cities and their past, present, and future roles. We called ...
  • The changing role of capital cities 

    Hall, Peter (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    The first point to make is the elementary one: that not all capital cities are alike. Some owe that role solely to the fact of being the seat of government; at least one (Amsterdam) is a capital even though it is not ...
  • Designing a new stage for German power 

    Wise, Michael Z. (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    For nearly half a century, the Federal Republic of Germany studiously avoided creating grand government buildings. The self-consciously modest, modern West German capital that arose in Bonn after the demise of Nazi ...
  • Brasilia: A national project for development and integration 

    Roriz, Joaquim Domingos (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    In the middle of the twentieth century, Brazil went through a pivotal period in its history. On the political front, Brazilians tried to improve and consolidate their democratic institutions so as to bring the country ...
  • A century of urban planning and building in Canada's Capital Region 

    Lapointe, François; Dubé, Pierre (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    In 1999, the National Capital Commission (NCC) celebrated one hundred years of urban planning, construction and public programming in Canada's Capital Region. To mark the significance of this unique milestone, the NCC ...
  • Planning Canberra and Ottawa: More differences than similarities 

    Gordon, David L.A. (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    At first glance, it is tempting to consider Canberra and Ottawa as similar ''political capitals," to use Peter Hall's classification. They are both capitals of Commonwealth countries and products of political compromises ...
  • St. John's: The Atlantic entrance to the new world 

    O'Brien, Ken (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    St. John's was incorporated as a town in 1888 and raised to a city in 1921. In the 1950s, the city adopted its first land-use zoning by-law. A draft municipal plan was prepared in 1972, but the first adopted plan ...
  • Charlottetown: Canada's birthplace 

    Cumming, Joan (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    With a mandate to promote tourism and business opportunities inspired by the "birthplace" theme, the Capital Commission of Prince Edward Island has capitalized not only on the city's historical significance but on ...
  • Two hundred years of planning in Fredericton 

    Forbes, Alex; DeGrace, Bill (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Fredericton, a city which now has a population of 47,000, was established as the capital of New Brunswick in 1785. A surveyor named Dugald Campbell had considerable vision: working in the 1780s, he set aside land along ...
  • The revitalization of Halifax 

    Norris, Daniel; Patterson, Lori (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Halifax is experiencing an exciting revitalization of its downtown core. The focus continues to be on developing the area's unique blend of past and present, by its skyline dotted with elegant eigh teenth- and ...
  • La capitale nationale du Québec 

    Filion, Serge (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Le Québec a accompli un bond prodigieux au cours des cinquante dernières années dans le domaine du développement économique, social et urbain. Quand j'étais jeune, plusieurs d'entre nous allions à la messe de minuit ...
  • Toronto: Evolving capital of Ontario 

    Glover, Robert (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Although Toronto is the capital of Ontario, the provincial government is a relatively small component in the diversified economic base of Canada's largest city. Yet, a nineteenth-century decision to move the legislative ...
  • Capitalizing on provincial capital status: A novel strategy for Winnipeg 

    Wight, Ian (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    There are some provincial capitals in Canada where capital status really counts and really seems to benefit the city in question, as is perhaps the case in places like Victoria, Quebec City and Regina. But there are others ...
  • Regina: Division and reintegration 

    Braitman, Barry (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Regina was born to be a capital. From its inception, it was intended as the seat of government in the region: first the capital of the Northwest Territories, and later, when Saskatchewan was formed in 1905, the ...
  • Edmonton: Doing things right 

    Duncan, Bruce (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Winner of the Canadian Institute of Planners' national award for planning excellence in 1999, Plan Edmonton is a ten-year municipal development plan that addresses projected urban growth, land use, infrastructure and ...
  • British Columbia's Provincial Capital Commission: Its role in shaping the image of Victoria 

    Morris, Dave (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Established in 1956 and given additional powers in 1979, the Provincial Capital Commission is a government agency responsible for enhancing British Columbia's capital for the benefit of visitors and the people of the ...
  • Yellowknife: Diamond capital of North America 

    Smyth, Jamie (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    The city that gold built in the 1930s and 40s has traded up to diamonds. Yellowknife is riding high on the glittering stones, with one diamond mine operating some 200 kilometres north, and another one on the way. Now ...
  • Whitehorse: The Yukon River Corridor Plan 

    Cabott, Lesley (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    The Yukon River is one of the great rivers of the world. A sixmile stretch of it known as the Whitehorse Rapids gave our city its name. Today, the river is both a source of power and a recreational playground, and ...

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