Expansive discourses : urban sprawl in Calgary, 1945-1978 / Max Foran.Material type: TextSeries: West unbound, social and cultural studies (Online)Copyright date: ©2009Description: 1 online resourceContent type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781897425145; 1897425147; 9781771991537; 1771991534Subject(s): Cities and towns -- Alberta -- Calgary -- Growth -- History | Real estate development -- Alberta -- Calgary -- History | Calgary (Alta.) -- Politics and government | City planning -- Alberta -- Calgary -- History | Calgary (Alta.) -- History -- 20th century | Villes -- Alberta -- Calgary -- Croissance -- Histoire | Promotion immobilière -- Alberta -- Calgary -- Histoire | Calgary (Alta.) -- Politique et gouvernement | Urbanisme -- Alberta -- Calgary -- Histoire | Calgary (Alta.) -- Histoire -- 20e siècle | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Public Policy -- City Planning & Urban Development | Cities and towns -- Growth | City planning | Politics and government | Real estate development | Alberta -- Calgary | 1900-1999Genre/Form: Electronic books. | Electronic books -- History. | Electronic books. | Electronic books -- History. | History. Additional physical formats: Print version:: Expansive discourses.DDC classification: 307.1/41609712338 LOC classification: HT384.C32 | C35 2009aOther classification: cci1icc | coll11 Online resources: Click here to access online Issued also in printed form.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
Part 1. 1945-1962 -- Setting the Stage -- Going It Alone, 1945-1954 -- Establishing the Pattern, 1955-1962 -- Part 2. 1963-1978 -- Entering a New Era -- The Annexation Debates, 1972-1978 -- City-Developer Relations, 1964-1978 -- Land Use -- Conclusion.
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A groundbreaking study of urban sprawl in Calgary after the Second World War. The interactions of land developers and the local government influenced how the pattern grew: developers met market demands and optimized profits by building houses as efficiently as possible, while the City had to consider wider planning constraints and infrastructure costs. Foran examines the complexity of their interactions from a historical perspective, why each party acted as it did, and where each can be criticized.
Issued also in printed form.