Plan Canada - Vol 41 No 3 (2001)

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    Plan Canada - Volume 41, Number 3 (July-August-September 2001)
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2001)
    2001: A spatial odyssey|Une odyssée de l'espace
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    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2001)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 41, Number 3 (July, August, September 2001).
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    Une odyssée spatiale et spéciale!
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2001) Dubé, Pierre
    Il me fait plaisir de vous présenter dans ce numéro de Plan Canada, un aperçu du Congrès 2001 organisé conjointement par l'Institut canadien des urbanistes et l'Institut professionnel des urbanistes de l'Ontario à Ottawa du 8 au 11 juillet.
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    Transforming Canadian communities and Canadian planning
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2001) Gordon, David L.A.
    This issue of Plan Canada is part of the legacy of the largest gathering of Canadian planners ever held. The are also a testament to the quality and diversity of planning practice across our country. In July 2001, almost 800 planners met in Ottawa to discuss their work and hopes for the future. The Canadian Institute of Planners and the Ontario Professional Planners Institute sponsored an ambitious program for the annual conference - over 120 speakers at fifty concurrent sessions, eleven mobil.e workshops and five intensive training workshops. CIP's membership responded by packing the Ottawa Congress Centre, selling out almost every workshop and tour.
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    Cities in civilization: Culture, innovation, and urban order
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2001) Hall, Peter
    Why should great cities suddenly become creative? Why do they have golden ages, belles époques? Why was Florence so remarkable a place in the fifteenth century, or London at the end of the sixteenth, or Paris at the end of the nineteenth and the beginning of the twentieth century? Why, in a different way, was Manchester so remarkable at the end of the eighteenth century, or Detroit around 1900, or Silicon Valley today? How exactly do these golden ages come about? Why do so few cities have more than one such golden age? What forces are going to shape the fates of cities in the coming century-and what, if anything, can we as planners do about them?