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Planning Canadian Communities, 6th Edition

  • Gerald Hodge
  • David L.A. Gordon
  • ISBN-10: 0176509828
  • ISBN-13: 9780176509828
  • 0 Pages | Paperback
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2003, 1998
  • COPYRIGHT: 2014 Published
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About the Product

Winner of the Canadian Institute of Planners (CIP) Award for Planning Excellence for a Planning Publication! “Planning Canadian Communities…is being recognized for its significant contribution to the field of study in planning remaining the most recognizable and relevant textbook in planning schools across Canada.” Plan Canada lauds the book as: “…a classic in the literature dealing with Canadian community planning practice. … it is essentially without peer—as an academic text, a comprehensive lay-person’s primer, and as a basis for charting the emergence of a profession for some, a discipline for others, and a cause for all…” Planning Canadian Communities is the nation’s standard survey textbook on community planning. It provides a comprehensive view of the needs, origins, contemporary practices, and future challenges in planning Canadian cities, towns, and regions. The text describes the history of community planning in Canada, how it works today and who participates in it. The 6th edition includes three new chapters on neighbourhood plans, infrastructure and planning for diverse and healthy communities.

About the Author

Gerald Hodge

Gerald Hodge is one of Canada’s foremost community and regional planners. Dr. Hodge has been involved in planning, education, and research for more than 50 years. From 1973 to 1986, he was Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University and has also taught planning at the Universities of Toronto, Calgary, and Hawaii, the Western Australian Institute of Technology, and UBC. Among his many publications are Planning Canadian Regions (with I.M. Robinson) and Towns and Villages in Canada (with M.A. Qadeer). Now retired to Hornby Island, B.C., he continues to write on planning matters, especially those concerned with Canada’s aging population resulting in his recent book, The Geography of Aging: Preparing Communities for the Surge in Seniors. He remains involved in local planning issues such as the Age-Friendly Communities project for his home island. In 2008, he received the CIP President's Award for his contributions. He holds a Ph.D. from MIT, an M.C.P. from the University of California at Berkeley, and a B.A. from UBC.

David L.A. Gordon

David Gordon is Professor and Director of the School of Urban and Regional Planning at Queen’s University. Prior to returning to Queen’s, he practised in the public and private sectors for 15 years, twice sharing the Canadian Institute of Planners’ National Award of Distinction. His publications on planning history and urban redevelopment include Planning Twentieth Century Capital Cities and Battery Park City: Politics and Planning on the New York Waterfront. David has also taught urban design and development at Harvard, Pennsylvania, Ryerson, and University of Toronto. He holds a D.Des. from Harvard and an M.Pl. and B.Sc. from Queen’s.

Table of Contents

Part One: The Foundations of Canadian Community Planning
Chapter 1: The Need for Community Planning
Chapter 2: The Beginning of Today’s Cities
Chapter 3: 19th Century Foundations of Canadian Communities
Chapter 4: Pioneering Community Planning in Canada, 1900-1950
Chapter 5: Planning for the Exploding Metropolis, 1950-2010

Part Two: Community Plan-Making in Canada
Chapter 6: Steps in the Plan-making Process
Chapter 7: Focus on the Natural and Built Environment
Chapter 8: Planning Regional and Metropolitan Communities
Chapter 9: The Urban Community Plan: Its Characteristics and Role
Chapter 10: Planning for Canada’s Small Towns and Northern Areas

Part Three: Planning for People & Places in the Community
Chapter 11: Neighbourhood and District Plans
Chapter 12: Planning Infrastructure Systems to Connect Communities
Chapter 13: Planning for Diverse and Healthy Communities

Part Four: Participants and Participation in Community Planning
Chapter 14: Deciding about Upon the Community Plan
Chapter 15: The Texture of Participation in Community Planning

Part Five: Implementing Community Planning
Chapter 16: Land-use Regulation Tools for Plan Implementation
Chapter 17: Policy Tools for Plan Implementation

Epilogue: Future of Community Planning in Canada
Chapter 18: Community Planning in Canada and the Future

New to this edition

  • New chapter on Neighbourhood and District Plans
  • New chapter on Planning Infrastructure Systems to Connect Communities
  • New chapter on Planning for Diverse and Healthy Communities
  • Planning Practice chapters are updated to reflect current perspectives in the field, including those of planning for small, rural and Aboriginal communities
  • Feature images from plans that won national awards from the Canadian Institute of Planners
  • Doubled the number of illustrations
  • New set of Case Studies titled ‘Planning Issues’ are integrated to depict how current planning problems are being dealt with in communities across Canada