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/ Brady, Jean-Patrick. (Ed.). — Laval, QC : Les Presses de l'Université Laval, 2019.
XI, 233 pages : tableaux, bibl.
The book provides an overview of the history, functions, institutions and key issues of municipal governance and politics in Québec. The chapters address the history of municipal legislation, urban politics, municipal elections, innovative local public administration and smart cities, land use planning legislation and practice, municipal financial responsibilities and revenue sources, accountability in municipal governance in light of the Charbonneau Commission, local and regional development, creative class development, and development incentives.
/ Divay, Gérard. (Ed.). — Québec, QC : Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2019.
XXII, 288 pages : illustrations, bibl. — (Administration publique et gouvernance ; 7).
The book discusses certain components of local integration for municipal management and related challenges, such as management of human resources and information and stakeholder relations. The conclusion highlights an integrated municipal management model that allows for evaluation of overall municipal performance.
/ Divay, Gérard; Belley, Serge; Caron, Linda; Charbonneau, Étienne; & Prémont, Marie-Claude. (Eds.). — Québec, QC : Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2019.
XVIII, 308 pages : illustrations, bibl. — (Administration publique et gouvernance ; 6).
The book provides an overview of the role and place of Québec municipalities in state action and explores their political and administrative functions.
/ Macdonald, Elizabeth. — New York, NY ; Abingdon, Oxon : Routledge, 2018.
x, 298 pages : illustrations (chiefly colour), colour maps, index.
The first part explores the design, use, connectivity and climate change/sea-level rise concerns of international urban waterfront promenades, including walkways in Toronto and Vancouver. Using maps for illustration, the second part identifies patterns of connectivity and access to waterfront promenades in adjacent urban areas. The third part compares the key design characteristics from cases studies and formulates some best practices. It focuses on designing for people and place and meeting the challenge of rising water.
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