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/ Williams, Christopher J.; Skinner, Andrea; & Helfand, Matthew. — Toronto, ON : LexisNexis Canada, 2021.
xviii, 257, 6 pages : illustration.
The book provides an overview of the structure, contents and applicability of Ontario's Expropriation Act and commentary with references to case law. It covers who can expropriate, what is and is not subject to expropriation, procedures, compensation and cost awards, hearings of necessity, abandonment and disposal of land, appeals and challenges, collateral attack, de facto expropriations, the federal Expropriation Act, and Indigenous issues with respect to expropriation. The appendices include a timeline of expropriation proceedings, a chart of expropriating authorities and excerpts from related legislation.
/ Zibell, Barbara; Damyanovic, Doris; & Sturm, Ulrike. (Eds.). — Albingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2019.
xxvii, 248 pages : illustrations. — (Routledge studies in gender and environments).
The book explores spatial planning approaches that take gender into account and gender issues with national planning systems in nine European countries; compares European case studies of gender inclusivity in urban planning (e.g., London, Vienna and Zurich); analyzes urban development from a gender+ perspective (e.g., Helsinki); and discusses the gender lens within the international sustainable development policies.
/ Union of Municipalities New Brunswick & Sustainability Solutions Group. — [Fredericton, NB] : Union of Municipalities New Brunswick, 
1 online resource (97 pages) : colour illustrations, PDF.
The guide explains the seven-step process for municipalities to mitigate climate change by reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through policies and actions and incorporate considerations for GHG reduction and energy management (i.e., energy conservation and renewable energy sources) into local decision making. It includes best practices and case studies. The appendices include definitions; an overview of GHG emissions factors for sources in New Brunswick; and samples of a community engagement framework, terms of reference for a climate action working group, community priorities survey and indicators for tracking progress.
/ Gibbs, Linda; Bainbridge, Jay; Rosenblatt, Muzzy; & Mammo, Tamiru. — Oakland, CA : University of California Press, 2021.
xiv, 267 pages : illustrations, graphs, map.
The book explores perspectives on homelessness and actions to address homelessness by not-for-profit agencies and governments in ten cities in six countries: Bogota, Mexico City, Los Angeles, Houston, Nashville, New York City, Baltimore, Edmonton, Paris, and Athens. Topics include homelessness services, homeless shelters, supportive housing, homelessness prevention, community collaboration for addressing homelessness, data mining for homelessness services, and housing responses during the COVID-19 pandemic in 2020.
/ Parazelli, Michel. — Québec, QC : Presses de l'Université du Québec, 2021.
1 ressource en ligne (xiv, 266 pages) : illustrations, graphiques, cartes, EPUB. — (Collection Problèmes sociaux et interventions sociales ; 102).
The book covers issues with marginalized and homeless people in the public realm, municipal regulation of homeless people, and issues with urban cohabitation. The studies in the book focus on three areas: (1) an analysis of the socio-spatial representation of marginalized people in public spaces in Québec (1993–2018); (2) a comparative analysis of municipal public policies in six Canadian cities (i.e., Montréal, Québec, Ottawa, Toronto, Calgary and Vancouver); and (3) two qualitative surveys of homelessness in Montréal (Quartier des spectacles) and Québec (Nouvo Saint-Roch). The conclusion discusses political transition away from neoliberalism and how to support the collective organization of marginalized people.
/ Gross, Adlar. — [Ottawa, ON] : Partners for Climate Protection, 
1 online resource (VI, 56 pages) : colour illustrations, PDF.
The document provides an overview of local actions in support of climate and community energy planning for small communities (populations of less than 30,000). It covers key principles and strategies for climate and energy action planning, getting buy-in and plan implementation; the business case for municipal climate and energy action (i.e., revenue generation, costs of inaction and co-benefits); and climate action challenges and solutions in five sectors relevant to small and rural communities (i.e., buildings, transportation, land use, waste, agritourism and natural resource development). Brief case studies of municipal climate actions and links to 10 online case studies of Canadian municipalities are included.
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