University of Alberta Press

Urban Studies


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    Linda Goyette and Carolina Roemmich have tapped Edmonton's collective memoir through the written record, the spoken stories, and the vast silences. All of the people who ever lived at this bend in the North Saskatchewan took part in creating the city we know as Edmonton. Citizens with diverse viewpoints speak for themselves, describing important events in Edmonton's social, political, and economic development. They have plenty to tell us. (Information about a companion projec... [READ MORE]
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    How did a collection of neighbourhood volunteer organizations come to influence the development of a major Canadian city? Few other North American cities have embraced the community league movement with the vigour of Edmonton. For 87 years, tens of thousands of volunteers from the Edmonton Federation of Community Leagues (EFCL) have often acted as a counterweight to large private and institutional interests, shaping municipal development by providing a voice and a training gr... [READ MORE]
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    Don Wetherall and Irene Kmet have drawn upon an extensive range of archival, visual and printed sources to write a comprehensive history of housing in Alberta from the late nineteenth century until the 1960s. The authors examine design, materials and methods of construction, government policy and economic and social aspects of housing in Alberta.
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    Metropolitan reforms have been implemented in Canada at a scale and frequency greater than anywhere else in the democratic world. Recent Canadian metropolitan reforms are setting precedents and could influence metropolitan agendas worldwide. This edited collection deals with the recent local government reforms in major Canadian cities-Toronto, Ottawa, Montreal, Winnipeg, and Vancouver-and provides comparative insights from other countries-Britain, the United States, Korea, an... [READ MORE]
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    With over 1300 sites, 300 photographs, and detailed maps, Naming Edmonton gives life to the personal stories and the significant events that mark this city. Use this comprehensive local history as a guide to revisit Edmonton's streets, parks, neighbourhoods, and bridges in an exploration of the signs of our origins and our times.
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    The first of a two-volume study, this volume contains a wealth of useful information and statistical data from across the country and examines the effects on the provinces, especially Alberta, of a national urban policy for Canada.
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    “Our voices scrubbed out and forgotten. There are those who research and write about sex workers who often forget we are human.”
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    In the prairies, the small town rests comfortably in our memories as a setting of childhood innocence, good neighbours and stability. By following the development of "Main Streets" in nine Alberta towns, Wetherell and Kmet present a detailed record of a largely vanished way of life.
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