Planning on the Edge
Vancouver and the Challenges of Reconciliation, Social Justice, and Sustainable Development
- PUBLISHED: December 2019
- SUBJECT LISTING: Politics
- BIBLIOGRAPHIC INFORMATION: 320 Pages, 6 x 9 in, 4 b&w photos, 9 maps, 12 charts, 13 tables
- ISBN: 9780774861663
Vancouver is heralded around the world as a model for sustainable development. In Planning on the Edge, nationally and internationally renowned planning scholars, activists, and Indigenous leaders assess whether this reputation is warranted. While recognizing the many successes of the “Vancouverism” model, the contributors acknowledge that the forces of globalization and speculative property development have increased social inequality and housing insecurity since the 1980s in the city and the region. By evaluating policies at the local, provincial, and federal levels and taking reconciliation with Indigenous peoples into account, Planning on the Edge highlights the kinds of policies and practices needed to reorient Vancouver’s development trajectory along a more environmentally sound and equitable path.
Authors & Contributors
Penny Gurstein is a professor and former director of the School of Community and Regional Planning, Faculty of Applied Science, at the University of British Columbia. She is the co-editor of Learning Civil Societies: Shifting Contexts for Democratic Planning and Governance. Tom Hutton is a professor at the Centre for Human Settlements in the School of Community and Regional Planning at the University of British Columbia. His most recent book is Cities and the Cultural Economy.
Contributors: Leonora C. Angeles, Alexander Y. Bigazzi, Stephanie E. Chang, Nathan J. Edelson, Lisi Feng, Lawrence D. Frank, John Friedmann, Jordi Honey-Rosés, Karla Kloepper, Howard Grant, Larissa Grant, Michael Leaf, Timothy L. McDaniels, Jennie Moore, William E. Rees, Leonie Sandercock, Jemma Scoble, Maged Senbel, Olga Shcherbyna, Leona Sparrow, Mark Stevens, Jeremy Stone, Cornelia Sussmann, Andy Yan, Lily Yumagulova