ERIC Number: ED173189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1977
Reference Count: N/A
Understanding Urban Development In Canada. "Understanding Economics" Series No. 3.
Plunkett, T. J.
This booklet for Canadian secondary school students examines urbanization and its relationship to other factors of the economy. Five sections analyze urbanization, the pattern of urban development, community needs, the management of urban growth, and urban governance. Part I traces the growth of the Canadian population, noting that 10% of the population lived in urban communities in 1871 while 62% lived in urban communities in 1971. Tables illustrate population by province and metropolitan areas. Part II examines housing patterns, the impact of the automobile, the population explosion, and public transportation priorities. Part III discusses urban planning and taxation, and the quality of urban life. Part IV focuses on urban management and current "growth" and "No-growth" debates. Part V explains problems concerned with the changing role of urban government. Discussions of increased expectations of citizens, the realization that many governmental decisions are subject to challenge, and controversies surrounding the need for expanded community and social services are included. (KC)
Descriptors: Administration, Attitude Change, City Government, Foreign Countries, Government Role, Housing, Needs, Quality of Life, Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Transportation, Urban Areas, Urban Improvement, Urban Planning, Urban Population, Urban Problems, Urban Studies, Urban to Rural Migration, Urbanization
Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, 155 University Avenue, Suite 301, Toronto, Ontario, Canada M5H 3B7 ($1.00 paper copy)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Foundation for Economic Education, Toronto.
Identifiers - Location: Canada