Urban Environment

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Architecture for People
Mikellides, Byron (ed.)
Book
1980
A book of possible solutions for the problems of modern architecture.
The Canadian City
Gerecke, Kent
Book
1991
Based on the belief that a healthy city life is possible, this volume collects articles, stories and histories about the city and its people, covering aspects such as human and social relations, art a...
Cities for People
Chavez, Daniel
Article
1999
How two experiments in participatory democracy have transformed the political culture in Brazil and Uruguay.
Citizens Group Scores Success in Anti-lead Battle
Wallace, Barbara
Article
1986
Through self-education, out-reach, and activism, the Niagara Neighbourhood Lead Committee has successfully worked to reduce lead risks in their neighbourhood and throughout Canada.
The City and Radical Social Change
Roussopoulos, Dimitrios
Book
1982
A collection of essays dealing with the dynamics of the new forces for social change in our urban milieu, discussing how new ideas are contributing to an urban insurgency which could lead to a new cit...
Connexions Library: Community & Urban Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on community and urban issues.
Connexions Library: Environment Focus
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Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on environment, ecology, climate change, pollution, and land use.
Curitiba: the Greenest city on Earth
Barth, Brian
Article
2014
Eco-savvy urban planners have been studying Brazil's seventh largest city for decades.
The Earthscan Action Handbook
Litvinoff, Miles
Book
1990
A compendium of the world's major ills with suggestions for remedial action.
EnvironmentSources.com
Website
Web portal with information about environmental issues and resources, with articles, documents, books, websites, and experts and spokespersons. The home page features a selection of recent and importa...
A Green City Program: For San Francisco Bay Area Cities & Towns
Berg, Peter; Magilavy, Beryl, Zuckerman, Seth
Book
1989
Ideas for green, sustainable cities.
A Green History of the World: The Environment and the Collapse of Great Civilizations
Ponting, Clive
Book
1991
Ponting tracks the "green" history of the world showing how throughout history civilizations have collapsed when they exhausted the earth's natural resources.
The Greening of the Cities
Nicholson-Lord, David
Book
1987
GreenTOpia: Towards A Sustainable Toronto, uTOpia Volume Three
Wilcox, Alana; Palassio, Christina; Dovercourt, Jonny
Book
2007
The third volume of the uTOpia series features a collection of essays that look at innovative and imaginative ways to promote sustainability in Toronto. Also included is a directory of resources, orga...
Home!: A Bioregional Reader
Andruss, Van, Plant, Christopher, Plant, Judith, Wright, Eleanor
Book
1990
A guide to the vision and strategy of bioregionalism.
Keep our front gardens green!
Jones, Jenny
Article
2015
It's time to halt the loss of the nation's front gardens to dreary paving, writes Jenny Jones. Green gardens protect against floods, provide homes for wildlife, keep cities cool in summer, and help us...
Legacy: The Natural History of Ontario
Theberge, John B.
Book
1989
A comprehensive, extensively illustrated natural history of Ontario, covering bedrock, soils, birds, mammals, insects, wildflowers, forests, prehistoric life, and much more.
Local Places In the Age of the Global City
Keil, Roger, Wekerle, Gerda R., Bell, David V.J. (eds.)
Book
1996
The contributors to Local Places look at the complex social, economic and political contexts of cities in the 1990s and suggest that cities and urbanity, while part of the problem, also need to be con...
Organizing Around Transit: At the Intersection of Environmental Justice and Class Struggle
Wetzel, Tom
Article
2011
For the older big cities in North America, public transit is critical to their daily functioning. Organizing among workers and riders on public transit has a strategic importance.
Paul Goodman: Writing on the Web
Website
Writings of the social critic Paul Goodman.
Seven News
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1970
Seven News (7 News) was a community newspaper published in the area of Toronto east of downtown which at the time was known as Ward 7. Seven News was published from 1970 to 1985. Seven News is no long...
A Short History of Progress
Wright, Ronald
Book
2004
If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
Stop Signs: Cars and Capitalism on the Road to Economic, Social and Ecological Decay
Engler, Yves; Mugyenyi, Bianca
Book
2011
A global ecological critique of the American automobile addiction.
Toward Sustainable Communities: Resources for Citizens and their Governments
Roseland, Mark
Book
1992
The way our urban communities develop will largely determine our success or failure in overcoming environmental challenges and achieving sustainable development. Toward Sustainable Communities offer p...
Unitary urbanism: Connexipedia Article
Article
Critique of status quo urbanism employed by the Lettrist International and then further developed by the Situationist International
What's Wrong With Front Yard Parking?
Diemer, Ulli
Article
1994
The negative effects of front yard parking are significant, and affect us all. The benefits are small, and go only to a few.
Worldchanging: A User's Guide to the 21st Century: A User's Guide for the 21st Century
Steffen, Alex ed
Book
2007
A User's Guide to the 21st Century is a compendium of everything a generation of environmental activists has to offer.

Connexions Directory of Groups & Websites

Preservation Institute
Today, most people recognize that modernization and growth can harm the natural environment. The Preservation Institute believes that modernization also damages the social environment - that many of o...
Toronto Environmental Alliance
Since 1988, Toronto Environmental Alliance has campaigned locally to find solutions to Toronto's urban environmental problems. A not-for-profit organization, we advocate on behalf of all Torontonians ...
Workers Solidarity Alliance
Workers Solidarity Alliance is an anti-capitalist, anti-authoritarian organization of activists who believe that working people can build a new society and a better world based on the principles of so...

Sources Library

Field Notes From a Hidden City
Woolfson, Esther
2013
Woolfson examines the elements - geographic, atmospheric and environmental - which bring diverse life forms to live in close proximity in cities. She considers prevailing attitudes towards the natural...
Toronto Rocks
The Geological Legacy of the Toronto Region
Eyles, Nick; Clinton, Laura
1998
Toronto’s urban geology.

From the Connexions Archives

Fluvarium
Website
The word Fluvarium literally means "windows on a stream". In this case, the stream is Nagles's Hill Brook, a tributary of Rennies River, which has been diverted to flow past nine underwater windows.
Toronto Public Space Committee
Organization profile published 2007
Organization
We are dedicated to protecting our shared common spaces from commercial influence and privatisation.