Planning & Urban Development

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Game of Thrones

From: No Place To Go

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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
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Smart Cities in Canada

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

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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
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The slow bleed

From: Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

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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
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Christchurch and what it means for North America

From: On Borrowed Time

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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
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Preface

From: Local Government in Practice

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An introduction to the structure and purpose of the book and author acknowledgements. ; 4 $0.40 Add
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Preface

From: Ideology over Economics

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In this section the author outlines his background as well as providing a list of terms and initialisms that will be used throughout the rest of the text. 9 $0.90 Add
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About the Authors

From: Local Government in Practice

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Author biographies. ; ; 2 $0.20 Add
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Chapter One

Unearthing the risk in Cascadia

From: On Borrowed Time

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This chapter examines officials’ attempts to downplay or dismiss the risk of earthquakes since the discovery of the North American Pacific West Coast. Pieces together the events of the … 20 $2.00 Add
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Off the rails

A brief history of automotive domination

From: Do Androids Dream of Electric Cars?

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opens with a critique of Elon Musk’s damning opinion of public transit, before diving into a short history of how the automobile became the dominant transport option in North America. He … 17 $1.70 Add