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Planning Canadian Regions, Second Edition

Planning Canadian Regions was the first book to integrate the history, contemporary practice, and emergent issues of regional planning in Canada. This much-anticipated second edition brings the discussion up to date, applying the same thorough analysis to illuminate the rapid changes now shaping our regional landscapes and their planning. Special attention is paid to the regional planning dimensions of climate change adaptation and environmental sustainability, the development inequities faced in peripheral resource regions, the special role of Indigenous peoples in regional planning, and the distinctive planning needs of metropolitan regions across the country. This book challenges planners, educators, and policy makers to engage with the latest thinking and strive for best practices in twenty-first century regional planning.

396 pages

Table of Contents

Preface to Second Edition


Part 1: Roots and Rationale of Regional Planning

1 Roots of Regional Planning: Precursors and Perspectives

2 Canadian Regional Planning in Transition, 1950-2015

3 Key Features of Regional Planning Practice

Part 2: Planning Resource Regions, Rural Regions, and Regional Environments

4 Planning Peripheral Resource Regions

5 Planning Rural Regions and Their Communities

6 Regional Planning for Conservation and the Environment

Part 3: Planning Metropolitan Regions

7 Planning Metropolitan Regions

8 Planning the Multi-Metropolitan Region

Part 4: The Future Shape of Canadian Regional Planning

9 The Continuing Need for Regional Planning


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