Plan Canada - Vol 39 No 1 (1999)

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    Plan Canada - Volume 39, Number 1 (January/February 1999)
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 1999)
    Montréal 1999: The city and its region|La ville et sa région|La ciudad y su región
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    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 1999)
    Table of contents for Plan Canada - Volume 39, Number 1 (January/February 1999).
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    About the theme of the 1999 CIP/OUQ conference - why should we be interested in the city-region?
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 1999) Trudel, Jacques
    The essential goal of the 1999 CIP Conference in Montréal can thus be stated as follows: to ensure that planners, here and abroad, individually and collectively, play a central role and are fully capable of exercising their profession in the new regional context of the 21st century society.
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    Metropolitan planning in Montréal: 1960-1998
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 1999) Beaudet, Gérard
    During the 1950s and 1960s, the conditions for a radical transformation of metropolitan Montreal were in place. This article retraces the major steps of this evolution. First, it reminds us that the city at the end of World War II had inherited traits from the industrial period. It then brings to light the principal issues facing planners over the past 40 years, proposes an overview of successive responses brought by planners and developers, and presents, in broad terms, the principal characteristics of the urban form at each of its stages. This Plan Canada brief tour ends with the identification of a few approaches that seem to have adapted to the challenges of the time.
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    The city and its region or the region and its city?
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 1999) Wight, Ian
    An explicitly critical perspective of the Conference theme is used to inform an exploration of the contemporary city-region planning challenge and to argue for an alternative operative philosophy to the current centre-periphery dichotomy framework that has made it natural to think about the city and its region, rather than the other way around. A paradigm shift is proposed, based on a new operative philosophy - the territory/function dialectic, whereby city-region planning is reframed as an exercise in mediating territorial autonomies and functional interdependencies. Making such a shift is expected to entail planners learning new roles such as eco-citistate "placemakers," "agent collaborateurs," "common market-eers," and "cosmopolitan convivants."