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Author Foran, Maxwell, author

Title Development derailed : Calgary and the CPR, 1962-64 / Max Foran
Published Edmonton, AB : AU Press, Athabasca University, [2013]
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Contents Cover; Contents; List of Tables, Maps, and Figures; Acknowledgements; Introduction; 1 Setting the Stage: The City's Personalities and Agendas, 1953 to July 1962; 2 Heady Days of Hope: Two Announcements, June 1962 to April 1963; 3 From Arrangement to Agreement: Dodging the Negotiation Potholes, April 1963 to January 1964; 4 Temperature Rising: The Project Under Public Scrutiny, February to June 1964; Conclusion; Epilogue; Appendix A: Heads of Arrangement; Appendix B: Agreement of Intent; Appendix C: Major Participants; Appendix D: Calgary City Councils, 1962-64; Notes; Bibliography; Index; A
BC; D; E; F; G; H; I; J; K; L; M; N; O; P; Q; R; S; T; U; V; W
Summary Development Derailed unravels a fascinating story of how politics undermined promise. The text outlines a proposal put forth in 1962 to develop the lands held by the Canadian Pacific Railway in downtown Calgary. Greeted with excitement and visions of enhanced tax revenues, increased land values, and new investment opportunities the plans ultimately fell prey to conflict between corporate rigidity and an unorganized, ill-informed civic administration and city council. Drawing on the private records of Rod Sykes, the CPR's onsite negotiator and later Calgary's mayor, Max Foran unravels the fasci
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Canadian Pacific Railway Company -- Planning -- History -- 20th century.
City planning -- Alberta -- Calgary -- History -- 20th century.
Economic development -- Political aspects -- Alberta -- Calgary -- History -- 20th century.
Public-private sector cooperation -- Alberta -- Calgary -- History -- 20th century.
Railroads -- Political aspects -- Alberta -- Calgary -- History -- 20th century.
Urban renewal -- Alberta -- Calgary -- History -- 20th century.
Calgary (Alta.) -- Economic conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1927356083
9781927356098 (PDF)