Recent CJUR Issues and Top Downloads

The Canadian Journal of Urban Research (CJUR)

Articles in the most recent issue (Volume 27, Issue 2, Winter 2018)

Ionut Nicolescu.  Cases of Equality: Idle No More and the Protests at Standing Rock. [PDF]

Royce Koop. Electorate Size and Representational Communication in Canadian Cities. [PDF]

Vanessa Rosa. Social Citizenship and Urban Revitalization in Canada. [PDF]

Marc Vachon. The Ever-Shrinking Condo. [PDF]

Shauna Brail. From Renegade to Regulated: The Digital Platform Economy, Ride-hailing and the Case of Toronto. [PDF]

Book Reviews

Pablo Mendez. Suburban Planet. Making the World Urban from the Outside In. Roger Keil, author. [PDF]

Garrett Mombourquette. Financing Infrastructure: Who Should Pay? Richard M. Bird and Enid Slack, editors. [PDF]

Jeannette Waegemakers Schiff. Helter-Shelter: Security, Legality, and an Ethic of Care in an Emergency Shelter. R Prashan Ranasinghe, author. [PDF]

Articles in Volume 27, Issue 1, Summer 2018

Maxwell Hartt, Justin Hollander. City Size and Academic Focus: Exploring Trends in Canadian Urban Geography, Planning and Policy Literature. [PDF]

Martine Balcaen, Joni Storie.  Identifying Food Swamps Based on Area-Level Socioeconomic Patterning of Retail Food Environments in Winnipeg, Canada. [PDF]

Audrey C. Jamal. Regional Planning and Urban Revitalization in Mid-Sized Cities: A Case Study on Downtown Guelph. [PDF]

Jean-Philippe Meloche, Maxime Leblanc-Desgagné. Municipal Reforms in Montreal and the Issue of Fairness. [PDF]

Book Reviews

Janis Thiessen. Food Trucks, Cultural Identity, and Social Justice: From Loncheras to Lobsta Love. Julian Agyeman, Caitlin Matthews, and Hannah Sobel, eds. [PDF]

Caroline Andrew. Still Renovating: A History of Canadian Social Housing Policy. Greg Suttor, Author. [PDF]

Marie-Eve Desroches. The Rise of Cities: Montréal, Toronto, Vancouver and Other Cities. Dimitri Roussopoulos, ed. [PDF]

Thomas-Bernard Kenniff. Urban Encounters: Art and the Public. Martha Radice, Alexandrine Boudreault-Fournier, eds. [PDF]

Articles in Volume 26, Issue 2, Winter 2017

Evan Cleave, Ben Watson McCauley and Godwin Arku. Just Because You Could, Doesn't Mean You Should: Exploring If (And When) Cities Should Brand Through a Case Study of The City of London, Ontario  [PDF]

Raphaël Fischler, Lindsay Wiginton and Sarah Kraemer. A Place to Stand on Your Own Two Feet: The Role of Community Housing in Immigrant Integration in Montréal, Quebec  [PDF]

John B. Sutcliffe and Sarah Cipkar. Citizen Participation in the Public Transportation Policy Process: A Comparison of Detroit, Michigan, and Hamilton, Ontario [PDF]

Daniel Hiebert. Immigrants and Refugees in the Housing Markets of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver, 2011. [PDF]

Book Reviews

Rachel Phillips and Jason Hackworth. Cities in Global Capitalism. Ugo Rossi, Author. [PDF]

Jennifer Mateer. Town and Crown: An Illustrated History of Canada's Capital. David L.A. Gordon, Author. [PDF]

Carlos Teixeira. Immigration and the City. Eric Fong and Brent Berry, Authors. [PDF]

Articles in Volume 26, Issue 1, Summer 2017

Parvinder Hira-Friesen. The Effect of Labour Market Characteristics on Canadian Immigrant Employment in Precarious Work, 2006-2012  [PDF]

Joseph Kushner and Tomson Ogwang. The Fiscal Impact of Urban Growth on Municipalities   [PDF]
Janine Rose and Valerie Preston. Canadian Municipalities and Services for Immigrants: A Toronto Case Study  [PDF]

John Sylvestre, Nick Kerman, Alexia Polillo, Catherine M. Lee and Tim Aubry. A Profile of Families in the Emergency Family Homeless  Shelter System in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada   [PDF]

Olivier Roy-Baillargeon. La symbiose de la planifi cation et de la gouvernance territoriales: Le cas du Grand Montréal  [PDF]

Book Reviews

Joshua Evans. The Death and Life of the Single-Family House: Lessons from Vancouver on Building a Livable City. Nathanael Lauster, Author. [PDF]

Julie Chamberlain. Speaking Memory: How Translation Shapes City Life.  Sherry Simon, Editor. [PDF]

Luna Khirfan. A Place in Mind: Designing Cities for the 21st Century. Avi Friedman, Author. [PDF]

Zachary Neal. Geomedia: Networked Cities and the Future of Public Space. Scott McQuire, Author. [PDF]

Articles in Volume 25, Issue 2, Winter 2016

Ajay Agarwal and Patricia Collins. Opportunities and Barriers to Promoting Public Transit Use in a Midsize Canadian City. [PDF]

Samuel Mosonyi and Dennis Baker. Bylaw Battles: Explaining Municipal-Provincial and Municipal-Federal Win-Rates [PDF]

Susannah Bunce and Farrah Chanda Aslam. Land Trusts and the Protection and Stewardship of Land in Canada: Exploring Non-Governmental Land Practices and the Role of Urban Community Land Trusts. [PDF]

Nicole Goodman and Jack Lucas. Policy Priorities of Municipal Candidates in the 2014 Local Ontario Elections. [PDF]

Harry H. Hiller and Pernille Tranholm Goodbrand. From Slum to Village: A Semiotic Analysis in Reimaging Urban Space. [PDF]

Matthew Quick, Jane Law, Tanya Christidis and Claire Paller. Exploring the Socioeconomic Composition of Wind Farm Communities in Ontario: Implications for Wind Farming and Policy. [PDF]

Matthew D. Sanscartier and James Gacek. Out, Damned Spot: Socio-economic Hygienic Practices of Business Improvement Districts. [PDF]

Book Reviews

Maxwell Hartt. Remaking the Rust Belt: The Postindustrial Transformation of North America. Tracy Neumann, Author.  [PDF]

Eva Pip. Leaky Governance: Alternative Service Delivery and the Myth of Water Utility Independence. Kathryn Furlong, Author. [PDF]

Articles in Volume 25, Issue 1, Summer 2016

Tonya Davidson and Nicholas A. Scott. Editorial Introduction - Reassembling Ottawa. [PDF]

Julie Tomiak. Unsettling Ottawa: Settler Colonialism, Indigenous Resistance, and the Politics of Scale. [PDF]

Nicholas A. Scott. Cycling, Performance and the Common Good: Copenhagenizing Canada's Capital. [PDF]

Peter Grant Anderson. Comparing Nineteenth and Twenty-first Century Ecological Imaginaries at Ottawa's Central Experimental Farm. [PDF]

Timothy Di Leo Browne. National Style in the Architecture of Parliament: Whose Nation, Whose Style?  [PDF]

Michael Lait. Preserving Ottawa's Metropolitan Nature: How the 1970 Gatineau Park Planning Controversy Transformed the National Capital Commission and its Conservation Park. [PDF]

Gary Martin and Patricia Ballamingie. Faith Missions and Church Redevelopment in Ottawa, Ontario. Critical Research Note. [PDF]

Book Reviews

Molly Ranahan. Cities and the Politics of Difference: Multiculturalism and Diversity in Urban Planning. Michael A. Burayidi, Editor. [PDF]

Michael Classens. Kensington Market: Collective Memory, Public History, and Toronto's Urban Landscape. Na Li, Author. [PDF]

Pablo Mendez. Planning Canada: A Case Study Approach. Ren Thomas, Author.  [PDF]

Articles in the Winter 2015 volume 24, Issue 2:

Melissa Charenko. A Historical Assessment of the World's First Business Improvement Area (BIA): The Case of Toronto's Bloor West Village. [PDF]

Pierre Filion, Igal Charney & Rachel Weber. Downtowns that Work: Lessons from Toronto and Chicago. [PDF]

Amardeep Kaur Amar & Cheryl Teelucksingh. Environmental Justice, Transit Equity and the Place for Immigrants in Toronto.  [PDF]

Markus Moos Kramer, Pablo Mendez, Liam McGuire, Elvin Wyly, Anna Kramer, Robert Walter-Joseph & Mark Williamson. More Continuity than Change? Re-evaluating the Contemporary Socio-economic and Housing Characteristics of Suburbs.  [PDF]

Anthony Perl, Matt Hern, & Jeffrey Kenworthy. Streets Paved with Gold: Urban Expressway Building and Global City Formation in Montreal, Toronto, and Vancouver.  [PDF]

Amanda Jones & Carlos Teixeira. Housing Experiences of Single Mothers in Kelowna's Rental Housing Market.  [PDF]

Catherine Trudelle, Juan-Luis Klein, Jean-Marc Fontan & Diane-Garbrielle Tremblay. Urban Conflicts and Socio-Territorial Cohesion: Consensus Building and Compromise in the Saint-Michel Neighbourhood in Montreal.  [PDF]

R. Ben Fawcett, Ryan Walker & Jonathan Greene. Indigenizing City Planning Processes in Saskatoon, Canada. [PDF]

Book Reviews

Martine August.  New Deal Ruins: Race Economic Justice, and Public Housing Policy. Edward Goetz, Author. [PDF]

Maxwell Hartt. Urban Transformations: Centres, Peripheries and Systems. Daniel P. O'Donoghue, Editor.   [PDF]

For Back Issues Volume 1 to Present:

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Top Downloads

Moira J. Calder, Solina Richter, Katharina Kovacs Burns & Yuping Mao. 2011. Framing Homelessness for the Canadian Public: The News Media and Homelessness. [PDF]

Ted Jojola. 2008.  Indigenous Planning—An Emerging Context. [PDF]

Maya Seshia. 2010.  Naming Systemic Violence in Winnipeg’s Street Sex Trade. [PDF]

Ute Lehrer & Thorben Wieditz. 2009. Condominium Development and Gentrification: The Relationship Between Policies, Building Activities and Socio-economic Development in Toronto.  [PDF]

By Special Request (Articles made available by request)

Pablo Mendez, Daniel Hiebert, Elvin Wyly. 2006. Landing at Home: Insights on Immigration and Metropolitan Housing Markets from the Longitudinal Survey of Immigrants to Canada. [PDF]

Contents of select CJUR Issues