Plan Canada - Vol 57 No 4 (2017)

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    Gender-based discrimination and the city
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-12) Modlich, Regula
    "Human Rights and the City," Plan Canada’s summer 2017 issue theme, is most relevant in our diversifying society. Our military, police, judicial, educational, and religious institutions all have revealed evidence of systemic and individual acts of racism, homophobia, and misogyny. The Plan Canada issue fails to mention gender-based discrimination, even though Canada is a signatory to the 1979 Convention to End all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) as well as various other international agreements and platforms on women’s rights, gender equality, anti-racism etc.
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    [Book review] Still renovating: A history of Canadian social housing policy
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-12) Catherall, Robert
    Review of the book "Still renovating: A history of Canadian social housing policy" by Greg Suttor (Montreal: McGill-Queen's University Press, 2016).
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    [Book review] Understanding India's new approach to spatial planning and development: A salient shift
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-12) Sangapala, Pradeep
    Review of the book "Understanding India's new approach to spatial planning and development: A salient shift" by Sanjeev Vidyarthi, Shishir Marthur, and Sandeep Agrawal (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2017).
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    Power: That-which-must-not-be-named
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-12) Buchan, Rob
    If you, as a professional planner, were invited into a discussion about ‘power’ in the practice of planning, you might feel a sense of unease.
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    Making a town a community: Insights into participation from an aging rural Canadian community
    (Canadian Institute of Planners, 2017-12) Laycock, Katherine; Caldwell, Wayne; Herbert, Amanda
    Planners realize the importance of public participation, which we argue starts with an engaged community through connection and involvement. Research in Goderich, Ontario focused on perceptions of engagement strategies five years after a tornado strike through investigation revealing issues faced by many rural communities: aging, declining populations, and risks of disconnect or isolation. Findings expressed the cyclical relationship between community connection, community involvement, and satisfaction with involvement—all pivotal components to facilitate engaged communities and plans. We have two recommendations for planners to consider in their rural planning roles: encourage early engagement; consider alternative methods to incorporate diverse groups.