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Author Germain, Annick, 1948-

Title Montréal : the quest for a metropolis / Annick Germain and Damaris Rose.

Published New York : Wiley, 2000.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  971.427 GERM    AVAILABLE
Physical description pages cm.
Series World cities series.
World cities series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (page) and index.
Contents In what sense a world city? 1 -- A 'liveable city' 5 -- Paradoxes of a bicultural city 9 -- 2 A metropolis in transition 12 -- 'island amidst rapids' and the mystery of Hochelaga 12 -- A French city in North America: from religion to trade 16 -- Rise of a Montreal empire 19 -- Seeds of decline of a continental metropolis 28 -- 3 Montreal's built form: French heritage, Victorian legacy and modernist ambitions 35 -- Legacy of French colonial settlement planning and Victorian bourgeois pretence 36 -- Modernity revisited 58 -- A boss and his visions of a corporate city 66 -- Preserving a city of neighbourhoods 85 -- 4 Shifting boundaries of the metropolis: the struggle to govern a moving target 92 -- A territory extending beyond the limits of urban development 92 -- Urban sprawl: uncontrolled metropolitan growth 97 -- From metropolis to city-region 104 -- A new way of governing? 114 -- 5 Montreal's economy: decline, conversion--polarization? 116 -- From national command centre to regional city: the truncation of Montreal's hinterland 118 -- Industrial restructuring and conversion 129 -- A new spotlight on the international stage: tourism, festival and spectacle 154 -- 6 Repopulating the inner city 160 -- Repopulating the city: two decades of municipal interventionism 163 -- Social profile of the inner city in the late 1990s: transformations and continuities 193 -- 7 Language, ethnic groups and the shaping of social space 213 -- Beyond the thesis of the 'two solitudes' 213 -- Formation and reshaping of a mosaic 216 -- 'new immigration', 1970s-present 229 -- Social spaces--and places--of anglophone Montreal 247 -- A concluding reflection 252.
Summary The portrait that the authors strive to paint of this intriguing city, caught in the maelstrom of political debate that permeates most of its urban issues, is both wide-ranging and fine-grained. At the heart of this debate lies the "National Question," addressing Quebec's place in relation to the Canadian federation. Building on a vast array of recent research, the authors, themselves a team that reflects the bilingual, bicultural character of Montreal, explore the twists and turns of Montreal's ever-changing identity.
Other author Rose, Damaris.
Subject City planning -- Québec (Province) -- Montréal -- History.
Montréal (Québec) -- History.
Montréal (Québec) -- Social conditions.
Montréal (Québec) -- Economic conditions.
ISBN 0471949078