City Lives and City Forms

City Lives and City Forms

Critical Research and Canadian Urbanism

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Univ of Toronto Pr

Focusing on a series of pivotal issues confronting Canadian cities and city-dwellers today, this volume address key themes in urban studies:the interaction between social relations and urban landscape, the status of the city in the new world economy, and the sociocultural complexity of urban populations. The fifteen essays presented here reflect the current preoccupations and perspectives of critically oriented urban researchers in Canada. The essays in Part 1, 'People, Places, Cultures,' examine the nature of urban space and the links between this space and social relations, illustrating the fundamental principle that urban spaces are 'built values' and 'built politics' - physical expressions of social process. Part 2, 'The Economy of Cities,' explores recent fundamental shifts in the economic character of Canadian cities, whose effect on the social and physical landscapes has been as dramatic as the explosive onset of industrialism was in the last century. Part 3, 'Urban Social Movements,' focuses on the practices of social movements, including those oriented to gender, race, and the environment.

Consisting largely of applied case studies, rather than broad thematic essays, City Lives and City Forms presents an overall argument for focused critical research in the urban field and suggests possible directions for the future.


Focusing on a series of pivotal issues confronting Canadian cities and city-dwellers today, this volume address key themes in urban studies, including the interaction between social relations and urban landscape.



Publisher: Toronto [Ont.] : University of Toronto Press, Ă1996
ISBN: 9780802069504
0802069509
9781442672987
1442672986
0802069509
0802005144
9780802005144
Characteristics: 1 online resource (x, 347 pages) : maps
Additional Contributors: Peake, Linda 1956-
Caulfield, Jon
Alternative Title: City lives & city forms

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