Planning & Urban Development

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Charging Ahead

Hydro-Québec and the Future of Electricity

Hydro-Québec manages one of the largest power grids on the continent. It is among the most profitable, the least expensive and the greenest. With a stunning renewable energy rate of 99.8 … ; 320 View

Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

Public Transit in the Age of Google, Uber, and Elon Musk

Public transportation is in crisis. Through an assessment of the history of automobility in North America, the “three revolutions” in automotive transportation, as well as the current … 306 View

Dream States

Smart Cities, Technology, and the Pursuit of Urban Utopias

Is the ‘smart city’ the utopia we’ve been waiting for? The promise of the so-called smart city has been at the forefront of urban planning and development since the early 2010s, … 290 View

Every Cyclist’s Guide to Canadian Law

Second edition

Whether you are a cycling commuter, the parent of a child with their first two-wheeler, a recreational rider, or a racer, the chances are you will need this book. In this second edition … 248 View

Ideology over Economics

P3s in an Age of Austerity

Public private partnerships in which the private sector takes on roles previously carried out by the public sector have been heavily promoted in the provision of infrastructure throughout the … 268 View

Local Government in Practice

Cases in Governance, Planning and Policy

Local Government in Practice: Cases in Governance, Planning, and Policy equips students to effectively deal with contemporary challenges within local government. Through a series of … 330 View

No Place To Go

How Public Toilets Fail our Private Needs

This book is Number One in addressing the politics of where we’re allowed to "go" in public. Adults don’t talk about the business of doing our business. We work on one … 209 View

On Borrowed Time

North America's Next Big Quake

Mention the word earthquake and most people think of California. But while the Golden State shakes on a regular basis, Washington State, Oregon, and British Columbia are located in a … 248 View

Resisting Eviction

Domicide and the Financialization of Rental Housing

Resisting Eviction centres tenant organizing in its investigation of gentrification, eviction and the financialization of rental housing. Andrew Crosby argues that racial discrimination, property … 188 View

Smart Cities in Canada: Digital Dreams, Corporate Designs

Independent experts analyze often-controversial schemes from Nunavut to Montreal to Toronto’s failed Sidewalk Labs waterfront scheme

"Smart cities" use surveillance, big data processing and interactive technologies to reshape urban life. Transit riders can see the bus coming on a map on their phones. Cities can … ; 200 View

Toward Sustainable Communities

Solutions for Citizens and Their Governments - Fourth Edition

The need to make our communities sustainable is more urgent than ever before. Toward Sustainable Communities remains the single most useful resource for creating vibrant, healthy, equitable, … 257 View

Game of Thrones

From: No Place To Go

This first chapter makes the case for public washrooms through personal and anecdotal stories of the paradox they present: everyone needs them and thinks about them often, and yet they are … 12 $1.20 Add


Smart Cities in Canada

From: Smart Cities in Canada: Digital Dreams, Corporate Designs

The introduction provides a general definition of what constitutes a “Smart City” as well as exploring what prompted the authors of this title to write about smart cities in Canada. ; 14 $1.40 Add


The slow bleed

From: Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

The introduction of Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars? begins with a survey of positive and progressive images of public transit throughout the history of science fiction, most recently in the … 16 $1.60 Add


Christchurch and what it means for North America

From: On Borrowed Time

An examination of the destruction and tragedy of the Christchurch, New Zealand earthquake, as well as its implications for metropolitan cities in North America. 14 $1.40 Add


The Future of Electricity

From: Charging Ahead

; 11 $1.10 Add