The Second City Book: Studies of Urban and Suburban Canada

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James Lorimer, Evelyn Ross
James Lorimer & Company, Jan 1, 1977 - Architecture - 182 pages
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The Second City Book collects revised and updated articles from the groundbreaking City Magazine reflecting the major urban issues affecting Canada in the 1970s.

A sequel to The City Book, this volume offers 22 case studies of Canadian city politics and city planning, examining the growth of suburbs, the contemporary rise in housing costs, the consequences of unchecked demolitions, and the real functioning of urban bureaucracies. Authors include John Sewell, George Baird, Desmond Morton and Kent Gerecke.

The Second City Book is a vivid, eye-opening report from one of the busiest and most controversial periods in Canada's development history.
  

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Contents

Introduction James Larimer
6
E P Taylor and Canadas first corporate
18
Why suburbia hasnt worked John Sewell
31
Alternatives to the suburbs John Sewell
41
Two sides of the story
48
The high cost of suburban housing
56
A case study of government
70
A case study of developer
96
Giving it all away
106
An inquiry that never happened
114
Portrait of a conglomerate developer
122
Politics patronage
131
The history of Canadian city planning
150
Portrait of
162
About the contributors
173
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About the author (1977)

JAMES LORIMER is the author of numerous books on city politics. He is also involved in book publishing.

EVELYN ROSS has been a member of the editorial board of City Magazine.

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