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Published on January 16, 2008

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Suburbia November 27, 2007

Where we live is how we live Human society changes a great deal with how communities organize themselves For most of human history, a key factor was the urban (city) vs. rural (farm) Islam is a religion where the urban view and urban issues dominate the way of thinking

Human society changes a great deal with how communities organize themselves

For most of human history, a key factor was the urban (city) vs. rural (farm)

Islam is a religion where the urban view and urban issues dominate the way of thinking

In Europe and the Middle East, cities develop their own structures and ways for meeting people For example, the town square can be found in nearly every European town

In Europe and the Middle East, cities develop their own structures and ways for meeting people

For example, the town square can be found in nearly every European town

Place and Space In Europe and the Middle East, the restrictions on the physical size of towns made it important for people to live together in a much closer environment In North America, which had abundant land, people don’t need to live so close together

In Europe and the Middle East, the restrictions on the physical size of towns made it important for people to live together in a much closer environment

In North America, which had abundant land, people don’t need to live so close together

Rise of Suburbs Before the Second World War, North America had few suburbs As soldiers returned home from the war, governments gave generous loans for them to buy houses With few houses available, people buy up new homes that exist on the outskirts of the original town In some cases, suburban towns are created (ie Ajax)

Before the Second World War, North America had few suburbs

As soldiers returned home from the war, governments gave generous loans for them to buy houses

With few houses available, people buy up new homes that exist on the outskirts of the original town

In some cases, suburban towns are created (ie Ajax)

What is a suburb? The easiest definition is that it is a residential neighbourhood located on the outskirts of a city

The easiest definition is that it is a residential neighbourhood located on the outskirts of a city

Suburbs of Toronto Inner suburbs: Scarborough, Etobicoke, North York Outer Suburbs: Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Pickering, Ajax Are places like Barrie, Milton, Oshawa, even Hamilton now just suburbs too?

Inner suburbs: Scarborough, Etobicoke, North York

Outer Suburbs: Oakville, Mississauga, Brampton, Markham, Pickering, Ajax

Are places like Barrie, Milton, Oshawa, even Hamilton now just suburbs too?

Things suburbs need Can’t exist with cars, highways, train stations, and other infrastructure needed to get people to their jobs Need large areas of flat land, to allow for large houses and yards

Can’t exist with cars, highways, train stations, and other infrastructure needed to get people to their jobs

Need large areas of flat land, to allow for large houses and yards

Popularity of Suburbs By 1950, half of Americans lived in suburbs Large suburbs grow around Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

By 1950, half of Americans lived in suburbs

Large suburbs grow around Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver

Features of suburbs Housing subdivisions, including gated communities Winding roads and highways Strip malls Office parks Terrible public transit Reliance on the automobile No town centre Traffic jams

Housing subdivisions, including gated communities

Winding roads and highways

Strip malls

Office parks

Terrible public transit

Reliance on the automobile

No town centre

Traffic jams

Suburb culture In popular culture, suburbs seen as a lifeless, boring land Represents people making the safe, bland choice over that of the city with its (perceived) crime and excitement

In popular culture, suburbs seen as a lifeless, boring land

Represents people making the safe, bland choice over that of the city with its (perceived) crime and excitement

Worries over suburbs The term ‘sprawl’ refers to the fear that suburbs have grown too quickly and expanded too far Worries about traffic congestion Now worries that gas prices will make it too difficult to live in suburbs

The term ‘sprawl’ refers to the fear that suburbs have grown too quickly and expanded too far

Worries about traffic congestion

Now worries that gas prices will make it too difficult to live in suburbs

Changing the suburb and city Toronto and other major cities are trying to figure out ways to allow more people live in the city (condos), and move around (public transit, bikes, walking) Suburbs are trying to figure out ways to become more than just places to live – to become places where to do business, run factories,

Toronto and other major cities are trying to figure out ways to allow more people live in the city (condos), and move around (public transit, bikes, walking)

Suburbs are trying to figure out ways to become more than just places to live – to become places where to do business, run factories,

Quiet Revolution November 28, 2007

Quebec before 1960 Since the late 19 th century, French Canadians in Quebec had become more isolated, conservative and inward looking Catholic Church dominated much of everyday life Big business was controlled by English Canada

Since the late 19 th century, French Canadians in Quebec had become more isolated, conservative and inward looking

Catholic Church dominated much of everyday life

Big business was controlled by English Canada

Duplessis In 1936, the Union Nationale political party won the provincial election Maurice Duplessis would be Premier for most of the next 25 years, until he died in 1959

In 1936, the Union Nationale political party won the provincial election

Maurice Duplessis would be Premier for most of the next 25 years, until he died in 1959

Duplessis’ reign is often called as "The Great Darkness"(La Grande Noirceur) Corrupt, conservative, favoured rural over urban Had support of the Catholic church ‘ Duplessis orphans’ Fought against unions

Duplessis’ reign is often called as "The Great Darkness"(La Grande Noirceur)

Corrupt, conservative, favoured rural over urban

Had support of the Catholic church

‘ Duplessis orphans’

Fought against unions

Jean Lesage and the Liberals Duplessis dies in 1959, In 1960 provincial elections take place and the Liberals, under Jean Lesage win Used the slogan “Il faut que ca change!” – “Things must change!” As they win the start to make big changes to the Quebec government and society

Duplessis dies in 1959,

In 1960 provincial elections take place and the Liberals, under Jean Lesage win

Used the slogan “Il faut que ca change!” – “Things must change!”

As they win the start to make big changes to the Quebec government and society

What changes… Education gets taken away from the church, sets up a Ministry of Education Professional bureaucracy Nationalize the Hydro electricity industry

Education gets taken away from the church, sets up a Ministry of Education

Professional bureaucracy

Nationalize the Hydro electricity industry

Quebec society changes The influence of the Catholic church declines very quickly Quebec society becomes more secular, more nationalistic, more modern Want to change their role in Canada

The influence of the Catholic church declines very quickly

Quebec society becomes more secular, more nationalistic, more modern

Want to change their role in Canada

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