Regent Park Redux : Reinventing Public Housing in Canada
In partnership with a private developer, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation organized a twenty-year, billion-dollar makeover. The reconstituted neighbourhood, one of the most diverse in the world, will offer a new mix of amenities and social services intended to "reknit the urban fabric."
Regent Park Redux, based on a ten-year study of 52 households as they moved through stages of displacement and resettlement, examines the dreams and hopes residents have for their community and their future. Urban planners and designers across the world, in cities facing some of the same challenges as Toronto, will want to pay attention to this story.
- Hardback | 240 pages
- 159 x 235 x 19.05mm | 476g
- 18 May 2017
- Taylor & Francis Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
- 3 Line drawings, black and white; 12 Halftones, black and white
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Table of contents
Table of Contents
List of Figures
Chapter 1: Historical Background
Chapter 2: Regent Park, 1960-2000: What Went Wrong (or Right)?
Chapter 3: Public Housing Policy in an International Context
Chapter 4: A New Regent Park: The Planning Process
Chapter 5: Residents' Perspectives on the Redevelopment
Chapter 6: Tenants' Displacement Experiences
Chapter 7: The Challenges of Temporary Relocation (2006-2011)
Chapter 8: Tenants' Resettlement (2009-2013)
Chapter 9: The Revitalized Regent Park Community
Chapter 10: Looking to the Future
Appendix 1: Research Methods
About Laura Johnson
Robert E. Johnson is Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Toronto, Canada, and Senior Journalism Fellow of Massey College, Canada. His main research focus has been Russian and Soviet history, including a recent study of living space in Russian cities. He collaborated with Laura Johnson on The Seam Allowance (1983).