Expansive Discourses

A groundbreaking study of urban sprawl in Calgary after the Second World War. The interactions of land developers and the local government influenced how the pattern grew: developers met market demands and optimized profits by building houses as efficiently as possible, while the City had to consider wider planning constraints and infrastructure costs. Foran examines the complexity of their interactions from a historical perspective, why each party acted as it did, and where each can be criticized.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Cover Page 1
Contents 6
Acknowledgements 7
Preface 8
Part One: 1945–1962 10
Chapter 1 Setting the Stage 12
Chapter 2 Going It Alone, 1945–1954 32
Chapter 3 Establishing the Pattern, 1955–1962 52
Part Two: 1963–1978 92
Chapter 4 Entering a New Era 94
Chapter 5 The Annexation Debates, 1972–1978 104
Chapter 6 City-Developer Relations, 1964–1978 140
Chapter 7 Land Use 184
Conclusion 226
Notes 234
Photo Credits 278
B 280
A 280
Index 280
D 281
E 281
C 281
F 282
G 282
H 282
I 282
J 282
O 283
P 283
N 283
M 283
L 283
K 283
S 284
R 284
Q 284
U 285
T 285
V 285
W 285
Z 285