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Sustainable Development in Canadian Context: A Critical Review
(Federal Institute of Education, Science and Technology Fluminense, 2016)
Despite increased demand for sustainable development in Canada and around the world, the efforts to change unsustainable growth frameworks have been piecemeal and wholly ineffective. Neoliberal capitalism and economy-first ...
Urban Amnesia: The Fate of Habitat '76
(Canadian Institute of Planners, 2011)
Thirty-five years ago, an event occurred in Vancouver that would change the face of urban policy worldwide. The conference was Habitat '76, usually known as Habitat I. Habitat I was actually two conferences. The first ...
Beyond Capitalism and Socialism: The Communitarian Alternative
(Wilfrid Laurier University, Geography and Environmental Studies, 1991)
A typology of generic and normative criteria for analyzing economic systems is offered which draws on the literature of the New Economics. This is used to evaluate capitalism and socialism, and to posit the characteristics ...
Bioregionalism: Science or Sensibility?
(The Center for Environmental Philosophy & The University of Georgia, 1990)
The current interest in bioregionalism, stimulated in part by Kirkpatrick Sale's Dwellers in the Land, shows that people are looking for a form of political praxis which addresses the importance of region. In this paper, ...
The Symbolic Landscape of the Oak Ridges Moraine: Its Influence on Conservation in Ontario, Canada
(Wilfrid Laurier University, Geography and Environmental Studies, 1993)
Over the past several centuries, the landscape of the Oak Ridges Interlobate Moraine has emerged as the product of a continuous dialogue between its "objective" definition and the "subjective" cultural baggage that people ...
From Roadblocks to Building Blocks: Developing a Theory for Putting Power in its Place
(New Society Publishers, 1992)
The demand for more local control has frequently been stimulated by communities suddenly facing the imposition of a toxic waster dump close by, or more clearcut logging in their watersheds, for example. Characterized as ...
Planning as Learning: Sustainability and the Education of Citizen Activists
(Wilfrid Laurier University, Geography and Environmental Studies, 1999)
Gluttony [Book Review] Fatal Consumption: Rethinking Sustainable Development
(Alternatives, Inc., 2002)
Book review of "Fatal Consumption: Rethinking Sustainable Development" edited by Robert F. Woollard and Aleck S. Ostry (Vancouver: UBC Press, 2000).
Physical Determinism, Modernism and Mental Health
(Wilfrid Laurier University, Geography and Environmental Studies, 2008)
Does the physical/built environment have an impact on our mental and physical well-being? Over time, various doctrines - and countering reactions - have provided different answers to this question. This paper notes the ...
[Book Review] Development, Environment and Global Dysfunction: Towards Sustainable Recovery
(Wilfrid Laurier University, Geography and Environmental Studies, 1996)
Book review of "Development, Environment and Global Dysfuction: Toward Sustainable Recovery" by Yosef Gottlieb (Delray Beach, FL: St. Lucie Press, 1996).