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Author Foran, Maxwell.

Title Expansive discourses : urban sprawl in Calgary, 1945-1978 / Max Foran
Published Edmonton : AU Press, [2009]
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Description 1 online resource
Series The West unbound : social and cultural studies series, 1915-819X
West unbound, social and cultural studies (Online)
Contents Part 1. 1945-1962 -- Setting the Stage -- Going It Alone, 1945-1954 -- Establishing the Pattern, 1955-1962 -- Part 2. 1963-1978 -- Entering a New Era -- The Annexation Debates, 1972-1978 -- City-Developer Relations, 1964-1978 -- Land Use -- Conclusion
Summary A groundbreaking study of urban sprawl in Calgary after the Second World War. The interactions of land developers and the local government influenced how the pattern grew: developers met market demands and optimized profits by building houses as efficiently as possible, while the City had to consider wider planning constraints and infrastructure costs. Foran examines the complexity of their interactions from a historical perspective, why each party acted as it did, and where each can be criticized
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Cities and towns -- Alberta -- Calgary -- Growth -- History.
City planning -- Alberta -- Calgary -- History.
Real estate development -- Alberta -- Calgary -- History.
Calgary (Alta.) -- History -- 20th century.
Calgary (Alta.) -- Politics and government.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1897425147