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The Contemporary Canadian Metropolis

By Ceri Morgan, Richard Dennis, and Stephen Shaw

Available in January 2011

This collection of essays combines social science, architectural, and cultural studies perspectives on the analysis of contemporary change in major Canadian cities. The authors, Canadian and British researchers and scholars, explore the connections and tensions between diversity and multiculturalism as well as those among economic change, creativity, and urban regeneration.

Contents include:

  • The Urban Creative Food Economy Betsy Donald (Queens University, Kingston,Ontario) and Alison Blay-Palmer (Wilfrid Laurier University)
  • Metropolization in Canada: Planning in Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver Nicolas Douay (Université de Paris-Diderot)
  • The Fragmented or Cosmopolitan Metropolis? Immigration in Montreal Annick Germain (INRS – Urbanisation, Culture et Société, Montreal)
  • Creative Canada: On the Trail of Richard Florida’s Creative Professionals Rachel Granger (Coventry University)
  • FrontierSpace and the Role of Architectural Activism in Canadian Cities Helena Grdadolnik (Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment, London)
  • How Many Cultures Are There in Multiculturalism? The Imagining of Ethnicity in Toronto Ken Hirschkop (University ofWaterloo)
  • Youth Disaffection in the “Global City”: The Montreal of the “Bof Generation” Ceri Morgan (Keele University)

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