Canadian Cities in Transition brings together newly commissioned articles in order to provide a detailed overview of recent trends affecting Canadian cities, and future policy implications these trends will have on Canadian cities. Aimed at students studying urban geography, and focusingspecifically on the Canadian city, it provides the most current research available. Divided into five sections--national perspectives, regional perspectives, intra-urban perspectives, urban functions, and social issues and the public sector--the book covers a wide range of subjects. Starting withthe Canadian city in the global context, and urbanization in historical perspective, it concludes with an examination of issues such as the inner city, housing, the urban retail landscape, and planning and development.The second edition is a significant revision from the first, with numerous new articles, new contributors, and a much more closely linked editorial structure. The new second edition includes more emphasis on planning, on the environment, and on urban design, as well as more information on thecontemporary social and economic transformations which are affecting society as a whole and echoed in cities.
Trudi Bunting holds a cross appointment in the Department of Geography and School of Planning at the University of Waterloo. She is broadly interested in urban social change. Her research has been funded by SSHRC and CMHC. Her current major research project, carried out jointly with PierreFilion, investigates the outward growth of Canadian cities over the period 1971 to present. Pierre Filion is a professor of urban planning at the University of Waterloo, School of Planning. His research interests are urban land use planning and local economic development. His research has also beenfunded by SSHRC and CMHC, and has been published in numerous journals including Environment and Planning A and the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.