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Architecture Urban & Land Use Planning

Rediscovering Thomas Adams

Rural Planning and Development in Canada

edited by Wayne J. Caldwell

Publisher
UBC Press
Initial publish date
Jul 2011
Category
Urban & Land Use Planning, Human Geography, Regional Planning, Rural
  • Hardback

    ISBN
    9780774819237
    Publish Date
    Jul 2011
    List Price
    $95.00
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9780774819244
    Publish Date
    Aug 2012
    List Price
    $39.95
  • eBook

    ISBN
    9780774819251
    Publish Date
    Jun 2011
    List Price
    $39.95

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Description

Suburbanization, affordable housing, mass transportation, loss of fertile lands -- these are modern problems, yet they are not new. Thomas Adams grappled with these same issues nearly a century ago, when he wrote Rural Planning and Development, a book that quickly became a touchstone for planners and planning in Canada. Reprinted for the first time and updated with commentaries by leading Canadian planners, this book highlights Adams’ influence on the planning profession and the continued relevance of his comprehensive vision for planning -- to move beyond the demands of the moment to embrace long-term strategies for building stronger rural communities.

About the author

Wayne Caldwell is a Professor in Rural Planning at the University of Guelph. He is a Registered Professional Planner and is a passionate advocate for the betterment of rural communities. He has served as chair or president of a number of local, provincial, and national organizations.

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Editorial Reviews

This book makes a timely contribution to current debates regarding the nature of the profession, the need to consider urban and rural issues together, the need to think holistically across departmental boundaries, and the need to creatively consider the future of rural areas in the face of a declining population base, crumbling infrastructure, and energy crisis.

Frank Palermo, Professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning and Director of the Cities and Environment Unit, Dalhousie University

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