Rediscovering Thomas Adams

Rediscovering Thomas Adams : Rural Planning and Development in Canada

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This book is essential reading for anyone interested in planning, the
planning profession, or the history of urban and rural form in Canada.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 428 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 27.94mm | 635.03g
  • University of British Columbia Press
  • Vancouver, Canada
  • English
  • 0774819243
  • 9780774819244

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Suburbanization, affordable housing, mass transportation, loss of fertile lands -- these are modern problems, yet they are not new. Thomas Adams grappled with these same issues nearly a century ago, when he wrote Rural Planning and Development, a book that quickly became a touchstone for planners and planning in Canada. Reprinted for the first time and updated with commentaries by leading Canadian planners, this book highlights Adams' influence on the planning profession and the continued relevance of his comprehensive vision for planning -- to move beyond the demands of the moment to embrace long-term strategies for building stronger rural communities.
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About Wayne J. Caldwell

Wayne J. Caldwell is a professor of rural
planning in the School of Environmental Design and Rural Development at
the University of Guelph.
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Review quote

This book makes a timely contribution to current debates regarding the nature of the profession, the need to consider urban and rural issues together, the need to think holistically across departmental boundaries, and the need to creatively consider the future of rural areas in the face of a declining population base, crumbling infrastructure, and energy crisis. -- Frank Palermo, Professor in the Faculty of Architecture and Planning and Director of the Cities and Environment Unit, Dalhousie University
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Table of contents

Preface and Acknowledgments





Introduction


Wayne J. Caldwell





RURAL PLANNING AND DEVELOPMENT BY THOMAS ADAMS WITH COMMENTARIES





I Introductory


Commentary by Jeanne M. Wolfe





II Rural Population and Production in Canada


Commentary by Michael Troughton





III Present Systems of Surveying and Planning Land in Rural
Areas


Commentary by Hok-Lin Leung





IV Rural Transportation and Distribution: Railways and Highways


Commentary by Ian Wight





V Rural Problems that Arise in Connection with Land Development


Commentary by Len Gertler





VI Organization of Rural Life and Rural Industries


Commentary by Tony Fuller





VI Government Policies and Land Development


Commentary by Jill L. Grant





VI Returned Soldiers and Land Settlement


Commentary by John Devlin





IX Provincial Planning and Development Legislation


Commentary by Gary Davidson





X Outline of Proposals and General Conclusions


Commentary by Wayne J. Caldwell





Appendices


Indexes


Contributors
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