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Political Science City Planning & Urban Development

Image-building in Canadian Municipalities

edited by Jean Harvey & Robert Young

Publisher
McGill-Queen's University Press
Initial publish date
Jan 2013
Category
City Planning & Urban Development
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780773540972
    Publish Date
    Dec 2012
    List Price
    $29.95
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780773540965
    Publish Date
    Dec 2012
    List Price
    $110.00
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780773587977
    Publish Date
    Jan 2013
    List Price
    $95.00

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Municipal image-building now promotes cities globally, and also to their own citizens. Image-building in Canadian Municipalities explores the decision making processes that determine how cities and towns choose to represent themselves. It also assesses the effectiveness of those processes and of the images themselves. Documenting how image-building policies vary across municipalities and provinces, contributors focus on the interaction between various levels of government and on the involvement and influence of business organizations, heritage associations, environmental groups, and other social forces. Delving into largely unexplored areas of research, with a particular interest in smaller towns and cities, authors show how municipal image-making is often used to advance other policy objectives, and thereby intersects with areas such as culture, economic development, tourism, and immigration.

Image-building in Canadian Municipalities shows how municipalities of all sizes are conscious of their images. Thought-provoking and instructive, it provides lessons to policy makers and social interest groups about creating better public policies.

Contributors include Caroline Andrew (University of Ottawa), John C. Lehr (University of Winnipeg), Judy Lynn Richards (University of Prince Edward Island), Cristine de Clercy (University of Western Ontario), Peter Ferguson (University of Western Ontario), and Karla Zubrycki International Institute for Sustainability, Winnipeg).

About the authors

Jean Harvey is director of the Research Centre for Sport in Canadian Society at the University of Ottawa.

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Robert Young (1950-2017) was professor of political science and Canada Research Chair in Multilevel Governance recipient at University of Western Ontario.

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