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


Wayne J. Caldwell


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

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



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