Urban History Review
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Volume 44, Number 1-2, Fall 2015, Spring 2016 Environmental Nuisances and Political Contestation in Canadian Cities Guest-edited by Owen Temby and Jessica van Horssen

Table of contents (16 articles)

Environmental Nuisances and Political Contestation in Canadian Cities



  1. National and Local Definitions of an Environmental Nuisance: Water Pollution and River Decontamination in Six Urban Areas of Quebec, 1945–1980
  2. Smelter Fumes, Local Interests, and Political Contestation in Sudbury, Ontario, during the 1910s
  3. Urban Environments and the Animal Nuisance: Domestic Livestock Regulation in Nineteenth-Century Canadian Cities


Feature Article

  1. The Affordances of MacKinnon Ravine: Fighting Freeways and Pursuing Government Reform in Edmonton, Alberta

Book Reviews / Comptes rendus

  1. Christopher Armstrong. Making Toronto Modern: Architecture and Design, 1895-1975. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2014. 406 pp. 280 photos, illustrations and maps
  2. Aimée Boutin. City of Noise: Sound and Nineteenth-Century Paris. Springfield, IL: University of Illinois Press, 2015. 208 pp. Photographs. ISBN 978-0-252-03921-8, $95.00 cloth; 978-0-252-08078-4, $25.00 paperback
  3. Catherine Gidney. Tending the Student Body: Youth, Health, and the Modern University. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2015. 304 pp. Photographs
  4. Mathieu Lapointe. Nettoyer Montréal : Les campagnes de moralité publique, 1940-1954. Québec : Septentrion, 2014, 395 p.
  5. Brigitte Le Normand. Designing Tito’s Capital: Urban Planning, Modernism, and Socialism in Belgrade. Pittsburgh : University of Pittsburgh Press, 2014, 320 pp.
  6. Ryan O’Connor. The First Green Wave: Pollution Probe and the Origins of Environmental Activism in Ontario. Vancouver: UBC Press, 2015. 264 pp. Photographs. ISBN 978-0-7748-2809-3
  7. Louise Poissant, dir. 50 ans de la Place des Arts. Québec : Presses de l’Université du Québec, 2015, 252 p.
  8. Léon Robichaud, Harold Bérubé et Donald Fyson,dir. La gouvernance montréalaise : de la ville-frontière à la métropole. Montréal : Multimondes, 2014, 182 p., coll. « Cahiers de l’Institut du patrimoine de l’UQAM »
  9. Robert Sweeny, Why Did We Choose to Industrialize: Montreal, 1819–1849. Montreal and Kingston: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 2015. 456 pp.
  10. Jessica van Horssen. A Town Called Asbestos: Environmental Contamination, Health, and Resilience in a Resource Community. Vancouver: University of British Columbia Press, 2016. 256 pp.

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