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Regent Park Redux : Reinventing Public Housing in Canada (Hardcover) (Laura C. Johnson & Robert E.

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Regent Park Redux evaluates one of the biggest experiments in public housing redevelopment from the tenant perspective. Built in the 1940s, Toronto’s Regent Park has experienced common large-scale public housing problems. Instead of simply tearing down old buildings and scattering inhabitants, the city’s housing authority came up with a plan for radical transformation.

In partnership with a private developer, the Toronto Community Housing Corporation organized a twenty-year, billion-dollar makeover. The reconstituted neighbourhood, one of the most diverse in the world, will offer a new mix of amenities and social services intended to "reknit the urban fabric."

Regent Park Redux, based on a ten-year study of 52 households as they moved through stages of displacement and resettlement, examines the dreams and hopes residents have for their community and their future. Urban planners and designers across the world, in cities facing some of the same challenges as Toronto, will want to pay attention to this story.

Number of Pages: 226
Genre: Political Science
Series Title: The RTPI Library
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Textstream
Author: Laura C. Johnson & Robert E. Johnson
Language: English
Street Date: May 17, 2017
TCIN: 51822015
UPC: 9781138812109
Item Number (DPCI): 248-34-8308
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