Connecting with Canadians

Research Report:

Why Cities Matter: Policy Research Perspectives for Canada

by Neil Bradford

This report takes stock of current knowledge about the problems and prospects of our cities.  Its primary goal is the clarification of major issues, differing perspectives, and central debates in a rapidly evolving and complex field of policy inquiry and action.  It seeks to provide a baseline for further public discussion by situating the choices facing Canadian cities today in their historical context, and in relation to contemporary intellectual debates about how cities work, and how they might work better.

Release Date: 21 Jun 2002
Number of pages: 97
Document number: 12567
Keywords: urban, urban development, social inclusion, localization, sustainability