Terry Fowler

Cities, Culture, and Granite

(Toronto: Guernica, 2004) Among those who read and liked Building Cities That Work was Patrice Dutil, who during the 1990s created and became the first editor of the Literary Review of Canada. He approached me to write a review article … Continue reading

Urban Policy Issues: Canadian Perspectives, 2nd Edition

(Toronto: Oxford University Press, 2001) (edited with David Siegel) My courses on local government and on urban studies at Glendon College as well as my active involvement in local planning issues were part of my motive to ask David Siegel … Continue reading

Rites of Way: The Politics of Transportation in Boston and the US City

(Boston: Little Brown, 1971) (with A. Lupo and F. Colcord) This book grew out of a case study of inner city expressway politics in the late 1960s. Community groups partnered with advocate planners and other sympathetic professionals to stop an … Continue reading

From Galileo to the Greens: Our Escape from Mechanical Thinking

This book has emerged from a university course I taught for over 25 years, originally with the historian of science Martin Fichman. The seminar discussions and papers from that course were provocative and lively, and they helped to shape the … Continue reading

Building Cities That Work

(Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press, 1992, 1993 pb) My interest in the politics of urban planning was stimulated by the Boston study, and I discovered Jane Jacobs’ book, The Death and Life of Great American Cities. I became determined to test … Continue reading