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Canadian Housing Observer 2014 (book)

Canadian housing observer, 2014: With a feature on housing affordability and need

 / Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation. — Ottawa : CMHC, 2014.

 1 online resource (xvi, 27, 53, 28, 42, 30, 27, 33, 36 pages) : colour illustrations, graphs, tables, glossaries, appendices,
 PDF. — (Canadian housing observer ; 12)

 Reviews housing conditions and trends in Canada and describes the key factors that influence these developments.
 Chapters examine housing conditions trends and core housing need (2001–2011); the influence on housing demand of
 immigration, a growing Aboriginal population and population aging; housing market developments (e.g., starts, rents
 and home prices) in 2013, including a comparison between Canada and the United States; the residential mortgage
 lending market; lessons learned from the EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative; and the
 demographic and socioeconomic characteristics, housing choices and living conditions of newcomers. 

Cities adapt to Extreme Rainfall (book)

Cities adapt to extreme rainfall: Celebrating local leadership

 / Kovacs, P., Guilbault, S., & Sandink, D. — Toronto : Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction, 2014.

 1 online resource (104 unnumbered pages) : colour illustrations, PDF.

 Provides 20 case studies highlighting municipal activities to reduce the risk of loss and damage from severe rainfall
 events, a feature of climate change. The case studies cover reducing inflow and infiltration, downspout disconnection,
 incentive programs, homeowner communication, disconnecting weeping tiles, stormwater infrastructure climate change
 vulnerability assessment, replacement of combined sewers and sewer laterals, mandatory backwater valves on new
 homes and new laterals, lot grading drainage regulation, restricting reverse slope driveways, rain gardens and swales in
 brownfields, wet and dry retention ponds. The book concludes by describing the critical elements of a local action plan.

An Introduction to Community Development (book)

An introduction to community development

 / Phillips, R. & Pittman, R. H. (Eds.). — Second edition — Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015.

 xxii, 420 pages : illustrations, tables, index, bibl.

 Explores the steps of community and economic development. Chapters cover theory, planning, programming and issues
 for community development. They specifically address asset-based community development; social capital and
 community building; sustainability in community development; community development practice; preparation and
 planning; community visioning and strategic planning; establishing community-based organizations; establishing
 community-based organizations; developing community leadership skills; community development assessments;
 community asset mapping and surveys; industry composition and economic impact analysis; workforce training;
 marketing the community; retaining and expanding existing businesses in the community; entrepreneurship as a
 community development strategy; tourism-based development; housing and community planning; neighbourhood
 planning for community development; community indicators, best practices and benchmarking; green industry and
 renewable energy; and globalization.

Now Urbanism: The Future City is Here (book)

Now urbanism: The future city is here

 / Hou, J., Spencer, B., Way, T. & Yocom, K. (Eds.). — Abingdon, Oxon ; New York : Routledge, 2015.

 xiv, 313 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), maps, index, bibl.

 Explores contemporary urbanism and sustainability in cities across the globe and the future of urban development and
 ecological practice. Chapters explore actions and the reframing of issues, such as the role of citizen's in the production
 of the city (Vancouver, BC), integrating urban ecology in urban design (the Cascadia area of the U.S.), climate change
 adaptation planning (New York, NY), fostering a connection between the urban and farming (Roppongi Noueun farm
 restaurant in Tokyo), high-tech urbanism, and border communities (Tijuana, Mexico).

Transit Oriented Development: Making It Happen (book)

Transit oriented development: Making it happen

 / Curtis, C., Renne, J. L., & Bertolini, L. (Eds.). — Farnham, Surrey ; Burlington, VT : Ashgate, 2009.

 1 online resource (xv, 291 pages) : illustrations, maps, index, bibl., PDF. — (Transport and mobility series)

 Examines strategic principles and concepts for planning for transit oriented development (TOD); describes the benefits
 of TOD based on the experiences from cities throughout the world; and presents case studies focusing on the
 implementation of TOD in Australia, The Netherlands, Japan, the United States and Italy. The case studies focus on
 planning tools, processes, the role of the local community and the role of the market. The concluding chapters provide
 a framework for TOD evaluation based on stakeholder perceptions and summarize the lessons learned from the
 individual case studies to inform TOD practice.

Urban Sustainability: A Global Perspective (book)

Urban sustainability: A global perspective

 / Vojnovic, I. (Ed.). — East Lansing, MI : Michigan State University Press, 2013.

 xxvii, 685 pages : colour illustrations, maps (some colour), tables, bibl.

 Explores how cities across the globe are tackling local economic, social and income equity, planning and globalization
 issues in their efforts to plan for urban sustainability. Some of the issues include sustainable economics, democracy,
 automobile dependence, water provision, housing, enclavization, racial tensions and ethnicity, and urban planning.
 The book includes chapters on smart growth planning in Toronto, sustainable planning in Montréal and planning for food
 security through supermarket locations in Edmonton.

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