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Expansive discourses : urban sprawl in Calgary, 1945-1978 /
Max Foran.
imprint
Edmonton : AU Press, c2009.
description
276 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
ISBN
1897425139, 9781897425138
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imprint
Edmonton : AU Press, c2009.
isbn
1897425139
9781897425138
catalogue key
6779502
 
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Foran's unique contribution delves into the complexities of urban land development in a manner that no other study has in any other North American city. - Alan F. J. Artibise, co-editor of The Canadian City: Essays in Urban and Social History
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A groundbreaking study of urban sprawl in Calgary after the SecondWorld War. The interactions of land developers and the local governmentinfluenced how the pattern grew: developers met market demands andoptimized profits by building houses as efficiently as possible, whilethe City had to consider wider planning constraints and infrastructurecosts. In Expansive Discourses, Foran examines the complexity oftheir interactions from a historical perspective, why each party actedas it did, and where each can be criticized.
Main Description
Expansive Discourses is a historical analysis of the complex relations between the City of Calgary and the various land development companies in the three decades of turbulent growth following World War II. As the first book to examine the formal relationships between municipal governments and land development companies, it makes a valuable contribution to Canadian urban historiography. Foran's arguments focus on the role of utilities, annexation issues, zoning and other land use policies, as well as on development agreements. He contends that, while the rationales of the two major participants differed, given their shared fundamental beliefs about land development and housing, urban sprawl was inevitable.
Main Description
A groundbreaking study of how and why the interactions between local government and land developers in Calgary after the Second World War created a city that exemplifies urban sprawl.
Main Description
A groundbreaking study of urban sprawl in Calgary after the Second World War. The interactions of land developers and the local government influenced how the pattern grew: developers met market demands and optimized profits by building houses as efficiently as possible, while the City had to consider wider planning constraints and infrastructure costs. Foran examines the complexity of their interactions from a historical perspective, why each party acted as it did, and where each can be criticized.
Main Description
This is a groundbreaking study of urban sprawl in Calgary after theSecond World War. The interactions of land developers and the localgovernment influenced how the pattern grew: developers met marketdemands and optimized profits by building houses as efficiently aspossible, while the city had to consider wider planning constraints andinfrastructure costs. Foran examines the complexity of theirinteractions from a historical perspective, why each party acted as itdid, and where each can be criticized.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgementsp. vi
Prefacep. vii
1945-1962
Setting the Stagep. 3
Going It Alone, 1945-1954p. 23
Establishing the Pattern, 1955-1962p. 43
1963-1978
Entering a New Erap. 85
The Annexation Debates, 1972-1978p. 95
City-Developer Relations, 1964-1978p. 131
Land Usep. 175
Conclusionp. 217
Notesp. 225
Photo Creditsp. 269
Indexp. 271
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