Housing & Urban Development

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Beyond Shelters

Solutions to Homelessness in Canada from the Front Lines

This book offers essays by experienced shelter managers who address the future of the homeless shelter in Canada. This diverse collection includes contributions by leaders in the homelessness … 256 View

Feminist City

A Field Guide

Leslie Kern wants your city to be feminist. An intrepid feminist geographer, Kern combines memoir, theory, pop culture, and geography in this collection of essays that invites the reader to think … 216 View

Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies

From the author of the best-selling Feminist City, this urbanite’s guide to gentrification knocks down the myths and exposes the forces behind the most urgent housing crisis of our time. … 258 View

Good Places to Live

Povery and Public Housing in Canada

Public housing projects are stigmatized and stereotyped as bad places to live, as havens of poverty, illegal activity and violence. In many cities they are being bulldozed, ostensibly for these … 156 View

How We Changed Toronto

The inside story of twelve creative, tumultuous years in civic life, 1969-1980

By the mid-1960s Toronto was well on its way to becoming Canada’s largest and most powerful city. One real estate firm aptly labelled it Boomtown. Expressways, subways, shopping centres, … 349 View

In Their Own Voices

Building Urban Aboriginal Communities

In Their Own Voices is an examination of the urban Aboriginal experience, based on the voices of Aboriginal people. It is set in Winnipeg’s inner city, but has implications for urban Aboriginal … 189 View

Inner City Renovation

How a Social Enterprise Changes Lives and Communities

Inner City Renovation (ICR) is a much-heralded social enterprise in Winnipeg’s North End which has become an example of the potential for social enterprises to support people living on … 153 View

Persistent Poverty

Voices From the Margins

It’s a very short trip from the limousine seat to the curb. Jim Mann never missed a payroll for the dozen men who worked for his flourishing landscaping business he built from the ground … ; ; 184 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

Staying Alive While Living The Life

Adversity, Strength, and Resilience in the Lives of Homeless Youth

In Staying Alive While Living the Life, Sue-Ann MacDonald and Benjamin Roebuck unpack the realities of living on the streets from the perspective of homeless youth. While much is written about … ; 212 View


The Builders, the Mob and the Men

Toronto was Boomtown in the 1960s. The city was growing quickly, gobbling up farmland for suburbs, pushing through expressways, knocking down neighbourhoods to make way for high-rise apartments. … 272 View

The Tenant Class

In this trailblazing manifesto, political economist Ricardo Tranjan places tenants and landlords on either side of the class divide that splits North American society. What if there is no housing … 145 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

From: Persistent Poverty


The Introduction describes the process by which the the Interfaith Social Assistance Reform Coalition (ISARC) gathered the material for this book through a 2010 social audit process that engaged … ; ; 5 $0.50 Add

1. Gentrification is . . .

From: Gentrification Is Inevitable and Other Lies


In Chapter 1, author Leslie Kern, examines the history of gentrification, how it became one of the focuses of her career as a feminist geographer, and an overview of the book’s chapters. … 17 $1.70 Add