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    [Book review] Restorative cities: Urban design for mental health and wellness
    (Planning Institute of British Columbia, 2023-11) Alexander, Don
    Don Alexander reviews Restorative cities: Urban design for mental health and wellness by Jenny Roe and Layla McCay (London: Bloomsbury Visual Arts, 2021).
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    Remembering Nathan Edelson
    (Planning Institute of British Columbia, 2023-11) Alexander, Don
    Obituary for Nathan Edelsen.
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    [Book review] Public realm: The new makers handbook
    (Planning Institute of British Columbia, 2023-02) Alexander, Don
    Don Alexander reviews "Public realm: The new maker's handbook" by Michael A. von Hausen ([Victoria, B.C.]: Tellwell Talent, 2020).
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    The floodgates of anarchy: Some highlights from the anarchist press
    (Border/lines, 1990) Alexander, Don
    A vibrant, militant, political movement was built in North America in the deceptively complacent and conservative political climate of the 1980s. In the publishing world too, there is evidence of increasing anarchist activity.
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    Teaching sustainability across curricula: Understanding faculty perspectives at Vancouver Island University
    (John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2020-09) McCunn, Lindsay J.; Bjornson, Alexander; Alexander, Don
    Sustainability initiatives in higher education are growing in importance. This case study may guide faculty at other institutions who seek to gain deeper insight into the state of sustainability education where they work. Members of the Vancouver Island University Sustainability Advisory Committee hosted a workshop for faculty, students, and staff to explore how sustainability is incorporated into teaching and learning at the institution, to share perspectives, and examine ways to enhance individual and collective pedagogical practices. A World Café activity posed four questions for participants to answer as they rotated between tables. The resulting qualitative data was content analyzed and interpreted. Key themes and categories from data concerning participants’ successes and inspirations while teaching and learning at VIU, challenges and barriers in blending sustainability into coursework, faculty’s perceptions of student perspectives of sustainability in VIU courses, and about resources and opportunities to integrate sustainability in interdisciplinary courses are reported and discussed. This case study differs from research in that it does not describe an evaluation of a program but, rather, explicates a process that faculty working at a new university can use to elicit information from their peers and develop networks to engage their university in interdisciplinary sustainability for years to come.