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Changing Urban Waterfronts

Changing Urban Waterfronts

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)

The overarching question the research addressed was: How have various discourses and practices combined to produce and regulate Toronto's waterfront as a socio-economic and ecological space? Two books have been released as a result of the study: Transforming Urban Waterfronts: Fixity and Flow (2010) edited by Gene Desfor, Jennefer Laidley, Quentin Stevens and Dirk Schubert and Reshaping Toronto's Waterfront (2011) edited by Gene Desfor and Jennefer Laidley.

Researcher: PI: Gene Desfor, Co-PIs: Tenley Conway and W. Scott Prudham, Collaborators: Gail Fraser, Adrian Ivakhiv, John Jorgensen and Michael Moir

Project Theme: Urban Planning

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