Tuesday June 30, 2015

Comparative perspectives on trans-pacific trade, integration and development is a 2009 report, published by the Inter-American Development Bank.

The purpose of this report is to:

  • Examine the state of trade and investment flows and integration between the Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) region and the Asia-Pacific region
  • Explore some of the results of a recent spree on intra-regional regional integration in the LAC region
  • Propose a future bi-regional agenda for LAC and Asia-Pacific to further trans-Pacific scale economies

(Source: Inter-American Development Bank)

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Thursday June 04, 2015

Riverhill Estate Ottawa: plan of development is a 1920 planning map, produced by the Ottawa South Property Company.

From the website:

Brewer Park and Carleton University are key landmarks for Old Ottawa South, but in the early 1900s they didn’t yet exist; the property was farm land, fallow and undeveloped or swamp. But starting in 1910 a group of land speculators led by two Ottawa lawyers bought up title to these properties and incorporated as the Ottawa South Property Company, with the intention of subdividing the land and selling building lots.

Read more.

MADGIC has also printed a copy of this map and is located in the Ottawa Resource Room, 1st Floor of the MacOdrum Library.

(Source: Old Ottawa South Community Association)

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Tuesday May 19, 2015

Cities of tomorrow: challenges, visions and ways forward is a 2011 report by the European Union.

Europe is one of the most urbanized continents in the world today. More than 2/3 of Europe's population live in urban areas and the number of urban dwellers will continue to grow.

This report raises awareness of the possible future impacts of a range of trends, such as demographic decline and social polarization, and the vulnerability of different types of cities. It also highlights opportunities and the key role cities can play in achieving EU objectives - especially in the implementation of the Europe 2020 strategy.

(Source: The European Union Bookshop)

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