Rediscovering Thomas Adams : Rural Planning and Development in Canada

Wayne J. Caldwell


Suburbanization, affordable housing, mass transportation, loss of fertile lands — these are modern problems, yet they are not new. Thomas Adams grappled with these same issues nearly a century ago, when he wrote Rural Planning and Development, a book that quickly became a touchstone for planners and planning in Canada. Reprinted for the first time and updated with commentaries by leading Canadian planners, this book highlights Adams' influence on the planning profession and the continued relevance of his comprehensive vision for planning — to move beyond the demands of the moment to embrace long-term strategies for building stronger rural more


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