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  1. All That Is Solid Melts Into Air
    The Experience of Modernity

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1988
    Berman examines the clash of classes, histories, and clutures in the modern world, and ponders our prospects for coming to terms with the relationship between a liberating social and philosophical idealism and a complex, bureaucratic materialism.
  2. The American Socialist Movement: 1897-1912
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1952
    A history of the American Socialist Party, which at its height had over 150,000 dues-paying members, published hundreds of newspapers, and won almost a million votes for its presidential candidate.
  3. Bowling Alone
    The Collapse and Revival of American Community

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2000
    Bowling Alone documents the rise and fall of community activity in the twentieth century in the United States and the social changes this reflects. It offers all the evidence, the confirmatory and the contradictory, to give a complete look at trends of community involvement and how increased social capital can benefit everybody.
  4. Can we save the cities?
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1992
  5. The Canadian City
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
    Based on the belief that a healthy city life is possible, this volume collects articles, stories and histories about the city and its people, covering aspects such as human and social relations, art and architecture, urban planning, land development, and the greening of the urban environment.
  6. Canadian Policy Research Networks (CPRN)
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  7. Cities and the Wealth of Nations
    Principles of Economic Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1984
    Jacobs argues that virtually all economic life, no matter how geographically remote from cities, depends on cities to maintain it or change it.
  8. Cities for People
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1999
    How two experiments in participatory democracy have transformed the political culture in Brazil and Uruguay.
  9. Cities Need More Public Transit, Not More Uber and Self-Driving Cars
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    In the near future, it is likely that cities will come under intense pressure to sacrifice public transportation in favor of new, private, car-dependent alternatives, even at a time when city planners are suggesting reducing or even eliminating car use in cities.The article looks into the benefits of the new technologies, as well as benefits of public transit.
  10. A Citizen's Guide to City Politics
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
  11. The City and Radical Social Change
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    A collection of essays dealing with the dynamics of the new forces for social change in our urban milieu, discussing how new ideas are contributing to an urban insurgency which could lead to a new city and a new concept of citizenship.
  12. The City in History
    Its Origins, Its Transformations, and Its Prospects

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1961
    Beginning with an interpretation of the origin and nature of the city, Mumford follows the city's development from Egypt and Mesopotamia through Greece, Rome, and the Middle Ages to the modern world.
  13. City Lives and City Forms
    Critical Research and Canadian Urbanism

    Resource Type: Book
    This book focuses on the interaction between social relations and urban landscape by examining economic and cultural characteristics.
  14. Communitas
    Means of Livelihood and Ways of Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1960
    Visions of urban life.
  15. Connexions Library: Community & Urban Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on community and urban issues.
  16. Continuous Excursions
    Politics and Personal Life

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1982
    Colman looks at the idea that 'the personal is political'. He looks at personal life in pre-capitalist societies, the nature of politics and social relations, patriarchy and sexual relations, intimacy and personal life, indviduality and public life.
  17. Dark Age Ahead
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    A dark age is a culture's dead end. Jacobs argues that our society is facing the coming of a dark age.
  18. The Death and Life of Great American Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1961
    Jacobs' iconoclastic and brilliant observations on why cities work, and why they don't.
  19. The Economy of Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1970
    Ideas about what makes cities rich or poor, how cities grow, and how city growth affects national economies.
  20. A Green City Program
    For San Francisco Bay Area Cities & Towns

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Ideas for green, sustainable cities.
  21. Green Metropolis: Why Living Smaller, Living Closer, and Driving Less are the Keys to Sustainability
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2009
    An argument towards city living as more ecologically sound than suburban sprawl.
  22. Green Municipalism
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 1991
    A green municipalist analysis offers valuable perspectives but can become a straightjacket if it is seen as 'the' answer.
  23. Green Municipalism
    Critical evaluation

    Resource Type: Article
    Refers to the encouragement of environmentalism from the municipal, rather than state or national basis.
  24. The Greening of the Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1987
  25. Ground Control: Fear and Happiness in the Twenty-First-Century City
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2009
    The shift in Britain's urban planning policy towards privatized 'public' spaces has resulted in homogenization of its landscapes.
  26. Healthy Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1991
  27. Highrise and Superprofits
    An Analysis of the Development Industry in Canada

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
  28. Home!
    A Bioregional Reader

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1990
    A guide to the vision and strategy of bioregionalism.
  29. Jacobs, Jane
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    Author, urban advocate, economist, ecologist, and philosopher. (1916-2006).
  30. Liberal Dreams and Nature's Limits
    Great Cities of North America Since 1600

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    An exploration of city life through time, focusing on the life [economically, socially, politically, etc.] of five large North American cities at various times in the past - Philadelphia during the time of Benjamin Franklin (1760), New York in the mid nineteenth-century (1860), Chicago at the beginning of the Progressivist Civic Movements (1910), Los Angeles during the immediate Post-war boom (1950) and Toronto at the beginning of its own ascendancy in the 1970's. (1975).
  31. Local Places In the Age of the Global City
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1996
    The contributors to Local Places look at the complex social, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be considered as part of the solution.
  32. Man's Worldly Goods
    The Story of the Wealth of Nations

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1968
    Huberman sets out to explain history using economic theory, and to explain economic theory using history. He tries to explain, in terms of the development of economic thought, why certain doctrines arose when they did, how they originated in the very fabric of social life, and how they were developed, modified, and overthrown when the pattern of that fabric was changed.
  33. Nature of Economies
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2001
    Jacobs argues that since human beings exist wholly within nature as part of natural order in every respect, we should look to the processes of nature for vibrant and flexible models of economic planning.
  34. A New City Agenda
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    While Canadians have quickly recognized the importance of healthy cities in their own lives and communities, governments have lagged far behind. In A New City Agenda, journalist and former mayor, John Sewell answers the question: What would a new deal for cities look like? He articulates a new vision for Canada’s largest urban regions and the implementation of required changes in social services, public education, settlement, health, housing, policing, land use and governance.
  35. New Internationalist
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    New Internationalist reports on issues of world poverty and inequality. We focus attention on the unjust relationship between the powerful and the powerless worldwide in the fight for global justice.
  36. Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - November 7, 2016
    Depression and Joy

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 2016
    It's a difficult thing to measure, but there are strong reasons for believing that the number of people struggling with depression has increased significantly in recent decades. Despite the evidence that this is a social problem, and not merely an individual misfortune, the solutions and escapes on offer are almost all individual: pharmaceuticals and therapy, on the one hand; self-medication with alcohol, streets drugs, television, etc., on the other. Certainly there are individual circumstances and individual causes, but when millions of people are experiencing the same thing, we need to be looking not only at the individual, but also at the society.
  37. Our Generation
    Volume 10 Number 3

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1974
  38. The Politics of Urban Liberation
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
    A broad-ranging study which covers the political economy of the urban question and the importance of the city in the history of social revolution. Schechter's evaluation of libertarian insurgency highlights the importance of movements from below dealing with housing, transportation and other issues of daily life.
  39. Radical Digressions 2
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2000
  40. Rebel Cities
    From the Right to the City to the Urban Revolution

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2012
    Harvey places cities at the centre of an anti-capitalist resistance, asking how they might be reorganized in more socially just and ecologically sustainable ways.
  41. Reclaiming Our Cities & Towns
    Better Living with Less Traffic

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Cars destroy the environment; people should embrace alternative modes of transportation like bycycling and walking to make urban areas safer and enviromentally sound.
  42. Red Bologna
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1977
    Examines the Communist administration of the city of Bologna.
  43. The Regional City
    Politics and Planning in Metropolitan Areas

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1965
  44. Restless Cities
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2011
    A collection of narratives and visual art that strive to capture the essence of life in the city. For the author, the urban dweller is a wanderer, a people watcher, a daydreamer attuned by virtue of his life in the metropolis to potentially transformative experiences.
  45. Seven News
    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1970
    Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no longer publishing, but all issues of the paper have been scanned and are available on the Connexions website.
    Ward 7 covered the area of Toronto east of downtown, from Sherbourne Street to Logan Avenue, south of Bloor-Danforth, including Don Vale, Cabbagetown, Regent Park, Riverdale, St. Jamestown.
  46. The Seventh Fire
    The Struggle for Aboriginal Government

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    Describes the struggles of aboriginal people to run their own affairs.
  47. The Shape of the City
    Toronto Struggles with Modern Planning

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    John Sewell traces in urban planning from pre-Depression garden cities to postwar modernism and a revival of interest in the streetscape grid.
  48. Simon Fraser University
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  49. University of Winnipeg
    Media Profile in Sources

    Resource Type: Organization
  50. Up Against City Hall
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1972
    John Sewell describes his early life and explains how he accidentally got involved in politics. He tells of his experiences in Trefann Court, and how this opened his eyes to the realities of civic politics, and gives behind-the-scenes accounts of some of the major battles at City Hall.
  51. Urbanized
    Resource Type: Film/Video
    Published: 2011
    A documentary about the design of cities, which looks at the issues and strategies behind urban design and features some of the world’s foremost architects, planners, policymakers, builders, and thinkers.

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