Plan Canada - Vol 40 No 3 (2000)

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    Plan Canada - Volume 40, Number 3 (April - May - June 2000)
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Capital cities: Perspective and convergence|Les capitales: Perspectives et convergences
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    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 40, Number 3 (April - May - June 2000)
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    Capital cities: Perspectives and convergence
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000) Dubé, Pierre; Gordon, David L.A.
    We are immensely pleased to present this special issue devoted to capitals. It describes experiences in Canada and abroad that define the nature of capital cities and their past, present, and future roles. We called on expert observers, whose articles reflect a wide range of opinion on the functions and symbolism of capitals. The issue also describes the urban planning, development, and architecture underway in several capitals.
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    The changing role of capital cities
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000) Hall, Peter
    The first point to make is the elementary one: that not all capital cities are alike. Some owe that role solely to the fact of being the seat of government; at least one (Amsterdam) is a capital even though it is not the seat of government. Capitals in federal systems may have less well-developed governmental functions than those in centralized systems. Though most seats of government attract other national functions (commerce, finance, media, higher education), not all do so in equal degree.
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    Designing a new stage for German power
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2000) Wise, Michael Z.
    For nearly half a century, the Federal Republic of Germany studiously avoided creating grand government buildings. The self-consciously modest, modern West German capital that arose in Bonn after the demise of Nazi Berlin stood in pointed contrast to the overblown classicism favored by the Third Reich - an architectural declaration of "Never Again."