Urban History Review

Volume 37, Number 2, printemps 2009 Downtowns, Past and Present

Table of contents (12 articles)


  1. Downtowns, Past and Present


  1. Fighting for a Radical City: Student Protesters and the Politics of Space in 1960s and 1970s Downtown Manhattan
  2. Ultramodern Underground Dallas: Vincent Ponte’s Pedestrian-Way as Systematic Solution to the Declining Downtown
  3. The Events City: Sport, Culture, and the Transformation of Inner Melbourne, 1977–2006
  4. Redonner forme et vie au centre historique de Palerme (Sicile). Retour sur une expérience de développement territorial et de requalification urbaine (1993–2001)
  5. The Facelift and the Wrecking Ball: Urban Renewal and Hamilton’s King Street West, 1957–1971

Book Reviews  / Comptes rendus

  1. Bocquet, Denis. Rome ville technique (1870–1925). Une modernisation conflictuelle de l’espace urbain. Rome, École française de Rome, 2007, 440 p.
  2. Burley, David G., and Mike Maunder. Living on Furby: Narratives of Home, Winnipeg, Manitoba, 1880–2005. Winnipeg: The Institute of Urban Studies, University of Winnipeg, 2008. Pp. 155. Illustrations, photographs, maps
  3. Leloup, Xavier and Martha Radice, eds. Les nouveaux territoires de l’ethnicité. Québec, Les Presses de l’Université Laval, 2008. 286 p.
  4. Myers, Tamara. Caught: Montreal’s Modern Girls and the Law, 1869–1945. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2006. Pp. 345. Illustrations, photographs, charts
  5. Penfold, Steve. The Donut: A Canadian History. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2008. Pp. 256. Illustrations, photographs, notes, index. ISBN: 978-0-8020-9797-2; Paper: 978-0-8020-9545-9


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