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Lambert, Rosalind, and Lavallée, Laval, Bibliography of Canadian Land Market Mechanisms and Land Information Systems. Ottawa: Ministry of State for Urban Affairs, 1976. Urban Paper #A.76.1. Pp. x, 50[Record]

  • A. F. J. Artibise

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  • A. F. J. Artibise
    University of Victoria

Lambert, Rosalind, and Lavallée, Laval, Bibliography of Canadian Land Market Mechanisms and Land Information Systems. Ottawa: Ministry of State for Urban Affairs, 1976. Urban Paper #A.76.1. Pp. x, 50. This bibliography is a by-product of policy research studies conducted during the past several years at M. S.U.A. The bibliography is concerned with two related topics: land and market mechanisms on the one hand, and information system capabilities for generating, processing, and disseminating land-related data on the other. Effective management and planning is influenced by an understanding of the urban land market but in order to achieve such an appreciation, information must be available about many aspects of land market mechanisms. Hence, this bibliography deals with two integrated topics. The volume's purpose is to help institutions, agencies, individuals, and decision-makers at the local, regional, and national levels gain access to written material and collected data relating to the Canadian land market. The bibliography is divided into 26 categories and contains in excess of 1,000 references. The compilers acknowledge that the document is incomplete, but also note that the references are stored in a computerized documentation system that allows for the addition of both overlooked and future contributions. All interested parties, therefore, are invited to assist in keeping this bibliography comprehensive and up-to-date by forwarding listings to M.S.U.A. The Ministry hopes to up-date the bibliography annually. Furthermore, this bibliography is a prototype for considering future bibliographies that link information systems and such urban subject matter fields as transportation, energy, social and family services, and housing. [A.F.J. Artibise, University of Victoria]. * * *